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The creation of a capital plan occurs long before the development of a capital budget. Get more involved and help recognize your government's capital needs today!

Finance officers have an opportunity to contribute valuable insight to all stages of capital plans and help insure capital project investments align with long-term service goals, objectives, and strategies. This book is divided into two sections. The first section of the book discusses considerations... Details

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This practical guide presents 12 key budget analysis tools and explains in clear language how to use them. Discussion covers both basic tools (such as decision tables and decision trees) and advanced tools (such as return on investment and cost-benefit analysis), and is well-illustrated with examples specific to local government budgeting. Brief descriptions and step-by-step procedures are provided for each tool. In addition, the book introduces four techniques for simplifying... Details

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Second Edition
The Government Finance Officers Association launched its most popular publications series 24 years ago when it issued An Elected Official's Guide to Government Finance. This second edition provides an overview of key financial management issues by topic, and includes references to new and updated GFOA policies and recommended practices. This book is divided into six general finance categories: Financial Policies,... Details
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Provides elected officials and others interested in the operations of public pension plans with an easy-to read primer on these plans, their benefits, investments and overall operations.
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Second Edition
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has published a revised second edition of its popular book An Elected Official's Guide: Investing to help public sector investors keep pace with the many regulatory, technological, and other changes they have faced in the last decade. Using the series' proven question-and-answer format, this guide covers key aspects of developing an investment policy, relationships with banks and... Details
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The GFOA has compiled key data from thousands of 1995-2013 fiscal year end financial reports issued by U.S. municipalities, counties, and school districts, and has released the information in spreadsheet form on CD as the updated Financial Indicators Database.

The Financial Indicators Database includes certain information for governmental funds for all years available. Beginning with 2003, it began to include certain information for enterprise funds (when... Details
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The GFOA has compiled key data from thousands of 1995-2013 fiscal year end financial reports issued by U.S. municipalities, counties, and school districts, and has released the information in spreadsheet form on CD as the updated Financial Indicators Database.

The Financial Indicators Database includes certain information for governmental funds for all years available. Beginning with 2003, it began to include certain information for enterprise funds (when... Details
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The GFOA has compiled key data from thousands of 1995-2013 fiscal year end financial reports issued by U.S. municipalities, counties, and school districts, and has released the information in spreadsheet form on CD as the updated Financial Indicators Database.

The Financial Indicators Database includes certain information for governmental funds for all years available. Beginning with 2003, it began to include certain information for enterprise funds (when... Details
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The GFOA has compiled key data from thousands of 1995-2013 fiscal year end financial reports issued by U.S. municipalities, counties, and school districts, and has released the information in spreadsheet form on CD as the updated Financial Indicators Database.

The Financial Indicators Database includes certain information for governmental funds for all years available. Beginning with 2003, it began to include certain information for enterprise funds (when... Details
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Members $45 / Nonmembers $70

Financial Policies

Financial policies are used by a governing board and executive management to set the baseline standards for how the organization will be managed financially. Financial Policies is a GFOA publication that provides guidance on developing and implementing financial policies. The book takes a new look at traditional policies such as those for general fund reserves, debt, and revenues. It also... Details
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Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting
2020 Edition

(1,084 pages; Soft cover)

GFOA has published Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting (GAAFR or “Blue Book”) for the past 85 years with hundreds of thousands of copies sold.

What you’ll find in this new edition:

  • Updates for 25 GASB Statements and 9 Implementation Guides issued since the 2012 GAAFR, including: Pensions, OPEB, Fair... Details
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Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting
2020 Edition E-Book

GFOA e-books are digital, downloadable versions of publications. Our e-books can be downloaded and read on a variety of devices, such as a PC, Mac, or mobile device with e-reader applications. Once downloaded, access to the Internet is not required to read e-books. GFOA e-books are digitally rights protected by Adobe® and carry specific use attributes. The file format is EPUB. Once... Details

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Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting
2020 Edition Soft cover and E-Book

(1,084 pages; Soft cover)

GFOA e-books are digital, downloadable versions of publications. Our e-books can be downloaded and read on a variety of devices, such as a PC, Mac, or mobile device with e-reader applications. Once downloaded, access to the Internet is not required to read e-books. GFOA e-books are digitally rights protected by Adobe® and carry specific... Details

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Second Edition

Government investors depend on broker-dealers for a number of services. How has technology transformed the broker-dealer industry and the services that broker-dealers offer? How has industry regulation evolved? What does this mean for conducting due diligence on broker-dealers and how the industry is monitored?

Learn answers to these questions and more in the Government Finance Officers Association's (GFOA) An... Details
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A valuable reference source for new or experienced public investors, this revised edition of the classic GFOA text on investing offers a complete and up-to-date overview of the public-sector investment function.
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Preparing or Updating Your Investment Policy

Members $18 / Nonmembers $25

The GFOA’s desktop seminars were recorded in MP3 format and have been reproduced onto CD. If you took part in any of these programs, take advantage of these CDs to refresh your memory of the material. If you were unable to participate in the original online programs, these CDs are a great way to catch up. They are also ideal for in-house training.

Take advantage of these practical... Details

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Selecting an Investment Advisor

Members $18 / Nonmembers $25

The GFOA’s desktop seminars were recorded in MP3 format and have been reproduced onto CD. If you took part in any of these programs, take advantage of these CDs to refresh your memory of the material. If you were unable to participate in the original online programs, these CDs are a great way to catch up. They are also ideal for in-house training.

Take advantage of these practical tools and... Details

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Members: $85 / Nonmembers: $149

GFOA's Treasury and Investment Management Set includes 4 paperbound book titles.

  • An Elected Official’s Guide: Investing (second edition)
  • An Introduction to Broker-Dealers for State and Local Governments (second edition)
  • Investing Public Funds (second edition)
  • A Public Investor’s Guide to Money Market Instruments (second edition)