Budgeting and Forecasting

Budget Analyst Training Academy

In-Person Training

December 16, 2024

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CT

December 17, 2024

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CT

December 18, 2024

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CT

December 19, 2024

8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CT

Hyatt Regency San Antonio
123 Losoya Street
San Antonio, Texas

  • Field of Study: Finance
  • Credits: 28
  • Prerequisite: General familiarity with government budgeting
  • Status: This event has availability.

The GFOA Budget Academy is an immersion training course that focuses on skills and techniques critical to public sector budget analyst. Using a combination of exercises, discussions, and lectures, the course will provide an overview of the budget development process, including best practices and techniques required in effective budgeting. This course covers essential elements of public sector budgeting such as goal setting, program development, revenue and expense analysis, position budgeting, capital budgeting, and more. Designed for budget analysts from both small and large organizations, this course will provide critical information for new analysts and allow veteran analysts an opportunity to hone their skills.

Who Will Benefit: CFO/Finance Director, Budget Analyst, Budget Manager, Department Director

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn basic accounting principles and how they relate to the budget
  • Identify components of a chart of accounts and their relationship to budgeting
  • Understand the importance of long-term strategic planning and the impact it has on service levels, budgeting, and financial management
  • Learn how to perform basic revenue and expenditure analysis and to identify structural balance
  • Develop operating and capital budget preparation and analysis skills
  • Gain an understanding of the link between the capital and operating budgets
  • Learn how to foster an effective working relationship between central budget and operating departments
  • Identify methods to evaluate and to monitor budgetary performance
  • Learn how to communicate and present budget information effectively for various stakeholders

  • Member Price: $1197.00
  • Non-member Price: $1633.50