GFOA knows government finance officers face substantial opportunity costs with their time. Time spent on general purpose external financial reports is time not spent on other forms of decision support and public engagement. With this in mind, GFOA is rethinking financial reporting. This research initiative will examine whether lengthy, technical financial reports published many months in arrears are the most effective way to build trust with constituents and if producing these reports is a good use of the finance officer’s time, particularly if they are not providing accountability to the public. Come to this session to learn more about the research and weigh in on the benefits of traditional financial reporting.
Financial Services Director, City of Burbank, CA
Director, Rutgers Online Masters in Governmental Accounting Program, Rutgers Business School
Fiscal Policy Writer, Self-employed
Director of Finance, Prince William Public Schools, Manassas, VA
KPMG Distinguished Professor of AIS, Rutgers University