Budgeting and Forecasting

The Budget Document and Beyond (Encore Presentation)

eLearning Course

March 5, 2021

1 p.m.-3:45 p.m. ET

  • Field of Study: Finance
  • Credits: 3.00
  • Prerequisite: Familiarity with your entity's budgeting process

Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) will offer The Budget Document and Beyond using GFOA's new online learning management system. This event will focus on the changes to the Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards program criteria and emphasize improvements in all areas of budget communication and presentation. The course will combine lecture, panel discussion, and examples to communicate the changes in the program. Participants and reviewers from GFOA's Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards program, participants in GFOA's School Awards Program, and any finance professional desiring to improve the communication and presentation of their entity's budget are encouraged to participate.

Member Price: $135

Non-member Price: $145

Associate Member Price: $160

Non-member Private Sector Price: $180

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Who Will Benefit: This training will benefit finance professionals involved in the budget process

Learning Objectives:
  • Design better ways to communicate and present both inside and outside the budget document
  • Provide a more effective strategic plan
  • Evaluate potential impact of changes in service levels
  • Effectively communicate decisions on the appropriate level of fees and charges
  • Prepare financial policies concisely
  • Explain public involvement in the budget process
  • Prepare more accurate revenue projections
  • Identify long-range financial projections beyond the general fund
  • Understand how to prioritize capital spending
  • Explain purpose of debt obligations
  • Design more effective performance measures
  • Prepare budget materials outside the document