Developing Financial Policies for Small Government

Training Type: 
Course Status: 
New Course
Date and Time: 
Apr 10 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm  EDT
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Finance Director
City of Golden
Who Will Benefit: 

This session is designed for finance officers in small governments and will focus on unique considerations that small governments face when developing financial policies.

Program Description: 

Developing financial policies are essential for governments to establish the baseline how organizations will be managed financially and in developing its long-term financial management strategy.   GFOA recommends governments formally adopt financial policies, although many small governments struggle adapting the financial policies best practices based on the unique needs and issues many small governments face.  This sixty minute webinar will highlight how a small government was able to adapt GFOA financial policy best practices to meet their unique needs.

Registration fee is waived for Small Government Forum Members.

To register as a small government forum member, please e-mail GFOA at with your name, title, and organization. If you are not currently a member of GFOA’s Small Government Forum and are an active GFOA member and employed by a jurisdiction with fewer than 25,000 population, please complete the registration form.

Membership to the Small Government Forum is free.

Seminar Objectives: 

Those completing this seminar will be able to:

  • Understand how to prioritize which financial policies to develop
  • Learn how to customize financial policies to your organization
  • Obtain examples of other small government financial policies
  • Understand more about developing financial policies
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