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Closing Event
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Ticketed event, which includes live entertainment, beverages, and dessert.
$25 ($30 after May 15 or on site)

After several days of taking in the sights of New Orleans, we hope you can see why it was named the No. 3 City in the United States in Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards” in 2019.

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Closing Event
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

Ticketed event, which includes live entertainment, beverages, and dessert.
$10 ($15 after May 15 or on site)

After several days of taking in the sights of New Orleans, we hope you can see why it was named the No. 3 City in the United States in Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards” in 2019.

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Accounting for Capital Assets:
A Guide for State and Local Governments

(204 pages; softbound; written by Stephen J. Gauthier, Director, GFOA Technical Services Center, and author of Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting, known as the "Blue Book") should prove an invaluable resource. The book includes 10 chapters that cover the gamut of capital asset-related issues:

  • Capital Assets: Definition, Accounting Function, Types, and Basic... Details
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Accounting for Leases under the New Standard

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.

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Accounting for Natural Resources: Emerging Issues and Opportunities

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.

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Best Practices in Accounting, Auditing, and Fincl. Reporting
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Members: $24.95 / Nonmembers: $34.95

Performance management has proven to be an essential tool for dealing with fiscal stress. In the effort to become more efficient, prioritize services, and promote transparency and accountability, government managers and staff increasingly rely on performance management strategies. In doing so, many have refined their planning, budgeting, and management practices, creating a more streamlined, responsive,... Details
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In the wake of recent private-sector accounting scandals, attention has focused as never before on the importance of sound internal control, reliable financial reports, and independent audits. An effective audit committee is crucial for helping governments achieve all three objectives. This booklet summarizes GFOA's re-examination of the role, structure, and operations of public-sector audit committees. The question-and-answer format and non-technical writing style make this booklet... 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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GASB Statement No. 34 established a whole new framework or "financial reporting model" for state and local governments. Accounting and auditing professionals face a special challenge in try-ing to explain the new model to elected officials and others.
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There are many different types of governments, but all of them share certain basic objectives: effectiveness, efficiency, safeguarding of assets, reliable reporting, and compliance. Internal control provides reasonable assurance that a government is, in fact, meeting all of those objectives. An Elected Official’s Guide: Internal Control is specifically designed to offer non-specialists - be they members of the governing board, staff members without accounting or... Details
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NEW e-Book Format


There are many different types of governments, but all of them share certain basic objectives: effectiveness, efficiency, safeguarding of assets, reliable reporting, and compliance. Internal control provides reasonable assurance that a government is, in fact, meeting all of those objectives. An Elected Official’s Guide: Internal Control is specifically designed to offer non-specialists - be they members of the governing board, staff... Details
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This set includes the GAAFR in hardcover format and the GAAFR Supplement in both electronic and softcover format.


Members $199 - Nonmembers $239


by Stephen J. Gauthier

The GAAFR incorporates all of the guidance of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) through GASB Statement No. 66. It offers all of the references necessary to ensure easy access to the underlying authoritative standards. Features include:... Details

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This set includes the GAAFR in both electronic and hardcover formats, and the GAAFR Supplement in both electronic and softcover formats.


Members $239 - Nonmembers $279


by Stephen J. Gauthier

The GAAFR incorporates all of the guidance of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) through GASB Statement No. 66. It offers all of the references necessary to ensure easy access to the underlying authoritative... Details

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Members $129 - Nonmembers $159


by Stephen J. Gauthier

The GAAFR incorporates all of the guidance of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) through GASB Statement No. 66. It offers all of the references necessary to ensure easy access to the underlying authoritative standards. Features include: a practical “chapter in brief” summary for each chapter; a set of exercises for each chapter (with an explanation of correct responses); a... Details

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(1 Year Subscription)

This eight-page subscription newsletter covers major issues in governmental accounting, auditing, and financial reporting and includes analyses of recent authoritative pronouncements in the field. Published monthly from September through June.
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Newly released GAAFR Supplement


Members $30 - Nonmembers $45


Stephen J. Gauthier,
Director of GFOA’s Technical Services Center and author of Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting (GAAFR or “Blue Book”) and numerous other GFOA publications is the author of GFOA’s new GAAFR Supplement. There have been several developments affecting accounting, auditing, and financial reporting for state and local governments... Details

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Newly released GAAFR Supplement (electronic and softcover formats)


Members $60 - Nonmembers $95


Stephen J. Gauthier,
Director of GFOA’s Technical Services Center and author of Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting (GAAFR or “Blue Book”) and numerous other GFOA publications is the author of GFOA’s new GAAFR Supplement. There have been several developments affecting accounting, auditing, and financial reporting ... Details

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Newly released GAAFR Supplement (softcover format)


Members $40 - Nonmembers $65


Stephen J. Gauthier,
Director of GFOA’s Technical Services Center and author of Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting (GAAFR or “Blue Book”) and numerous other GFOA publications is the author of GFOA’s new GAAFR Supplement. There have been several developments affecting accounting, auditing, and financial reporting for state and... Details

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How Pension Accounting Is About To Change

Members $18 / Nonmembers $25

The GFOA’s 2013 desktop seminars were recorded 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.

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How to Account for Capital Assets

Members $18 / Nonmembers $25

The GFOA’s 2013 desktop seminars were recorded 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.

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Implementing Fair Value Accounting

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.

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Introduction to Governmental Accounting for Accountants

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.

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Introduction to Governmental Accounting for Non-Accountants

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.

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IT Budgeting and Decision Making: Maximizing Your Government's Technology Investments

You need to make sure the big bucks you're spending for IT are giving you the benefits you bargained for? including cost savings.

This book explains how the budget process can be combined with concepts of IT governance to allocate technology dollars to the most promising uses and to create the management systems needed to achieve every possible... Details

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Putting to Rest Governmental Accounting “Urban Legends”

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.

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Members: $40 / Nonmembers: $60

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The State and Local Government Performance Management Sourcebook
Anne Spray Kinney and Michael Mucha, Editors

The GFOA's latest publication on performance management presents findings from over two years of research into identifying trends and leading practices among public sector practitioners across the United States and Canada. The book explains essential components of a... Details
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The GAAFR Set includes the following 7 hardcover, softcover, paperbound, and e-book titles in this category.

  • Accounting for Capital Assets: A Guide for State and Local Governments
  • An Elected Official’s Guide: Audit Committees
  • An Elected Official’s Guide to Internal Control (e-book and paperbound formats)

  • What Everyone Needs to Know About the New Fund Balance

  • An Elected Offical's Guide: Interpreting Local... Details
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The New Accounting for Pensions and OPEB

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.

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Understanding Governmental Accounting

Members $18 / Nonmembers $25

The GFOA’s 2012 desktop seminars were recorded 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.

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What Employers Need to Know About the New Pension Accounting

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.

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There is probably no single number in a typical state or local government’s financial statements that attracts more attention and discussion than fund balance. Recently, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board issued guidance that will fundamentally alter the classifications and terminology that governments use to present this uniquely important amount in their financial statements. This publication offers a practical way for anyone with an interest in state or... Details

 
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Accounting for Capital Assets:
A Guide for State and Local Governments

(204 pages; softbound; written by Stephen J. Gauthier, Director, GFOA Technical Services Center, and author of Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting, known as the "Blue Book") should prove an invaluable resource. The book includes 10 chapters that cover the gamut of capital asset-related issues:

  • Capital Assets: Definition, Accounting Function, Types, and Basic... Details
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Best Practices in Accounting, Auditing, and Fincl. Reporting
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In the wake of recent private-sector accounting scandals, attention has focused as never before on the importance of sound internal control, reliable financial reports, and independent audits. An effective audit committee is crucial for helping governments achieve all three objectives. This booklet summarizes GFOA's re-examination of the role, structure, and operations of public-sector audit committees. The question-and-answer format and non-technical writing style make this booklet... 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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GASB Statement No. 34 established a whole new framework or "financial reporting model" for state and local governments. Accounting and auditing professionals face a special challenge in try-ing to explain the new model to elected officials and others.
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There are many different types of governments, but all of them share certain basic objectives: effectiveness, efficiency, safeguarding of assets, reliable reporting, and compliance. Internal control provides reasonable assurance that a government is, in fact, meeting all of those objectives. An Elected Official’s Guide: Internal Control is specifically designed to offer non-specialists - be they members of the governing board, staff members without accounting or... Details
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NEW e-Book Format


There are many different types of governments, but all of them share certain basic objectives: effectiveness, efficiency, safeguarding of assets, reliable reporting, and compliance. Internal control provides reasonable assurance that a government is, in fact, meeting all of those objectives. An Elected Official’s Guide: Internal Control is specifically designed to offer non-specialists - be they members of the governing board, staff... Details
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This set includes the GAAFR in hardcover format and the GAAFR Supplement in both electronic and softcover format.


Members $199 - Nonmembers $239


by Stephen J. Gauthier

The GAAFR incorporates all of the guidance of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) through GASB Statement No. 66. It offers all of the references necessary to ensure easy access to the underlying authoritative standards. Features include:... Details

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This set includes the GAAFR in both electronic and hardcover formats, and the GAAFR Supplement in both electronic and softcover formats.


Members $239 - Nonmembers $279


by Stephen J. Gauthier

The GAAFR incorporates all of the guidance of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) through GASB Statement No. 66. It offers all of the references necessary to ensure easy access to the underlying authoritative... Details

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Members $129 - Nonmembers $159


by Stephen J. Gauthier

The GAAFR incorporates all of the guidance of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) through GASB Statement No. 66. It offers all of the references necessary to ensure easy access to the underlying authoritative standards. Features include: a practical “chapter in brief” summary for each chapter; a set of exercises for each chapter (with an explanation of correct responses); a... Details

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(1 Year Subscription)

This eight-page subscription newsletter covers major issues in governmental accounting, auditing, and financial reporting and includes analyses of recent authoritative pronouncements in the field. Published monthly from September through June.
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Newly released GAAFR Supplement


Members $30 - Nonmembers $45


Stephen J. Gauthier,
Director of GFOA’s Technical Services Center and author of Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting (GAAFR or “Blue Book”) and numerous other GFOA publications is the author of GFOA’s new GAAFR Supplement. There have been several developments affecting accounting, auditing, and financial reporting for state and local governments... Details

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Newly released GAAFR Supplement (electronic and softcover formats)


Members $60 - Nonmembers $95


Stephen J. Gauthier,
Director of GFOA’s Technical Services Center and author of Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting (GAAFR or “Blue Book”) and numerous other GFOA publications is the author of GFOA’s new GAAFR Supplement. There have been several developments affecting accounting, auditing, and financial reporting ... Details

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Newly released GAAFR Supplement (softcover format)


Members $40 - Nonmembers $65


Stephen J. Gauthier,
Director of GFOA’s Technical Services Center and author of Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting (GAAFR or “Blue Book”) and numerous other GFOA publications is the author of GFOA’s new GAAFR Supplement. There have been several developments affecting accounting, auditing, and financial reporting for state and... Details

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The GAAFR Set includes the following 7 hardcover, softcover, paperbound, and e-book titles in this category.

  • Accounting for Capital Assets: A Guide for State and Local Governments
  • An Elected Official’s Guide: Audit Committees
  • An Elected Official’s Guide to Internal Control (e-book and paperbound formats)

  • What Everyone Needs to Know About the New Fund Balance

  • An Elected Offical's Guide: Interpreting Local... Details
 
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Best Practices in Budgeting and Fiscal Policy

Members $18 / Nonmembers $25

The GFOA’s 2012 desktop seminars were recorded 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.

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Best Practices in Community College Budgeting


GFOA's Best Practices in Community College Budgeting provides for a comprehensive budget process framework focused on alignment of resources and desired student outcomes. The framework represents the culmination of a multi-year effort led by GFOA, with input from numerous community college officials and other experts in education finance, to develop guidelines for better budgeting, tailored specifically for community... Details
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Best Practices in School Budgeting


GFOA's Best Practices in School Budgeting provides for a comprehensive budget process framework that emphasizes academic and finance collaboration to best align resources for desired student outcomes. The framework represents the culmination of a multi-year effort led by GFOA, with input from numerous school district officials and other experts in education finance, to develop guidelines for better budgeting, tailored... Details
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Budget Preparation Series: Identifying Issues, Trends, and Goals

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.

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Building a Better Budget Document

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.

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Building a Better Electronic Budget Document with Standard Desktop Software

Members $18 / Nonmembers $25

The GFOA’s 2012 desktop seminars were recorded 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.

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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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Members: $24.95 / Nonmembers: $34.95

Performance management has proven to be an essential tool for dealing with fiscal stress. In the effort to become more efficient, prioritize services, and promote transparency and accountability, government managers and staff increasingly rely on performance management strategies. In doing so, many have refined their planning, budgeting, and management practices, creating a more streamlined, responsive,... Details
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This book shows how to use cost analysis for government decisions and analyses such as setting fees and charges, make-versus-buy decisions, changing the level of service, measuring efficiency, and life-cycle costing. Other topics include: fundamentals of cost analysis, activity-based costing, information systems for cost analysis, and cost-cutting and budget balancing strategies. Throughout the text, the reader is aided by step-by-step guides, user-friendly diagrams that... 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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Revenue forecasting plays an important role in the budgeting and financial planning processes of state and local governments. Since a budget is only as good as the assumptions and methods on which it is based, an accurate revenue forecast is necessary.
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Shared services can be used as a tool to provide more efficient government services at a time when most government budgets are extended. Its proven strategy makes it an attractive alternative to privatization or service cuts. This guide serves as a practical instruction manual by defining shared services; presenting possible types of intergovernmental shared services agreements; discussing the advantages and potential barriers to service sharing;... Details
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Create financial sustainability for your community with An Elected Official's Guide: Long-Term Financial Planning for Local Government. Learn the fundamentals of financial planning, from what constitutes a plan to how to establish one that will benefit your community's future. Sections covered include An Introduction to Long-Term Financial Planning; Long-Term Financial Planning and Organizational Roles; Implementing Long-Term Financial Planning; Cornerstones to Financial... Details

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Essential Policies for Budgeting and Financial Management

Members $18 / Nonmembers $25

The GFOA’s 2013 desktop seminars were recorded 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.

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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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Balancing budgets is one of the biggest challenges facing state and local governments today. Recognizing the critical need for new approaches, the GFOA offers the Budgeting Series, containing leading-edge concepts, practices, and tools governments can use to enhance their budget practices.

The Series includes:
  • Revenue Analysis and Forecasting - Volume 2
  • Decision Tools for Budgetary Analysis - Volume 3
  • Priority Setting Models for Public Budgeting -... Details
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    All the resources you need to complete your budget library.

    The Suite includes:
  • GFOA's Budgeting Series Classics (inlcudes 5 titles)
  • An Elected Official's Guide: Long-Term Financial Planning for Local Government
  • Financing the Future: Long-Term Financial Planning, and
  • Building a Better Budget Document (second edition)
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    Members: $420 / Nonmembers: $575

    As a major publisher, GFOA maintains an extensive inventory of publications on financial management and budgeting topics. Enhance your financial library with the Financial Management and Budgeting Set.

    Set includes 23 titles below:
  • Revenue Analysis and Forecasting (Volume 2)
  • Decision Tools for Budgetary Analysis (Volume 3)
  • Priority-Setting Models for Public Budgeting (Volume 4)
  • ... Details
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    Health-Care Costs: Gaining Control of a Budget Buster

    Members $18 / Nonmembers $25

    The GFOA’s 2012 desktop seminars were recorded 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.

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    How to Present Strategic Planning and Long-Range Financial Planning Information in the Operating Budget Document

    Members $18 / Nonmembers $25

    The GFOA’s 2013 desktop seminars were recorded 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... Details

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    How to Use Charts and Tables to Enhance a Budget Document

    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.

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    IT Budgeting and Decision Making: Maximizing Your Government's Technology Investments

    You need to make sure the big bucks you're spending for IT are giving you the benefits you bargained for? including cost savings.

    This book explains how the budget process can be combined with concepts of IT governance to allocate technology dollars to the most promising uses and to create the management systems needed to achieve every possible... Details

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    Managing the Salary and Wage Budgeting Process

    Members $18 / Nonmembers $25

    The GFOA’s 2012 desktop seminars were recorded 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.

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    Planning, Budgeting, and Managing Capital Assets

    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.

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    Presentation of the Capital Budget

    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.

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    Presenting the Capital Budget

    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.

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    All jurisdictions must set priorities during the budgetary process, whether by formal or informal methods. This volume uses case studies and a review of the public policy literature to offer an intermediate-level discussion of methods.
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    Of all of the functional areas of finance, the one most in need of guidance is government budgeting. The release by the National Advisory Council on State and Local Budgeting of this set of recommended practices represents a milestone in budgeting - in one document governments now have a comprehensive set of processes and procedures that define an accepted budget process. The practices advocate a goal-driven approach to budgeting that spans the planning, development, adoption, and... Details
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    This second volume in the GFOA Budgeting Series was written to provide financial analysts and public managers with the tools and techniques they need to improve both the process and the methods for conducting revenue forecasts.
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    Members: $40 / Nonmembers: $60

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    The State and Local Government Performance Management Sourcebook
    Anne Spray Kinney and Michael Mucha, Editors

    The GFOA's latest publication on performance management presents findings from over two years of research into identifying trends and leading practices among public sector practitioners across the United States and Canada. The book explains essential components of a... Details
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    What is Budgeting for Outcomes?

    Members $18 / Nonmembers $25

    The GFOA’s 2012 desktop seminars were recorded 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.

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    Why Social Media Should Matter to the Finance, Budget, and Treasurer’s Office

    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... Details

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    Budgeting Preparation: Working with Your CEO and Board of Directors

    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.

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    Accounting for Capital Assets:
    A Guide for State and Local Governments

    (204 pages; softbound; written by Stephen J. Gauthier, Director, GFOA Technical Services Center, and author of Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting, known as the "Blue Book") should prove an invaluable resource. The book includes 10 chapters that cover the gamut of capital asset-related issues:

    • Capital Assets: Definition, Accounting Function, Types, and Basic... Details
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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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    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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    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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    Balancing budgets is one of the biggest challenges facing state and local governments today. Recognizing the critical need for new approaches, the GFOA offers the Budgeting Series, containing leading-edge concepts, practices, and tools governments can use to enhance their budget practices.

    The Series includes:
  • Revenue Analysis and Forecasting - Volume 2
  • Decision Tools for Budgetary Analysis - Volume 3
  • Priority Setting Models for Public Budgeting -... Details
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    GFOA's Capital Finance and Debt Administration Set includes 3 titles.

  • Debt Issuance and Management: A Guide for Smaller Governments
  • An Elected Official’s Guide: Debt Issuance (second edition)
  • Making Good Disclosure: The Role and Responsibilities of State and Local Officials Under the Federal Securities Laws
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    Members: $420 / Nonmembers: $575

    As a major publisher, GFOA maintains an extensive inventory of publications on financial management and budgeting topics. Enhance your financial library with the Financial Management and Budgeting Set.

    Set includes 23 titles below:
  • Revenue Analysis and Forecasting (Volume 2)
  • Decision Tools for Budgetary Analysis (Volume 3)
  • Priority-Setting Models for Public Budgeting (Volume 4)
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    How to Account for Capital Assets

    Members $18 / Nonmembers $25

    The GFOA’s 2013 desktop seminars were recorded 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 place your... Details

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    Planning, Budgeting, and Managing Capital Assets

    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.

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    Presentation of the Capital Budget

    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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    Presenting the Capital Budget

    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.

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    The GAAFR Set includes the following 7 hardcover, softcover, paperbound, and e-book titles in this category.

    • Accounting for Capital Assets: A Guide for State and Local Governments
    • An Elected Official’s Guide: Audit Committees
    • An Elected Official’s Guide to Internal Control (e-book and paperbound formats)

    • What Everyone Needs to Know About the New Fund Balance

    • An Elected Offical's Guide: Interpreting Local... Details
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    There is probably no single number in a typical state or local government’s financial statements that attracts more attention and discussion than fund balance. Recently, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board issued guidance that will fundamentally alter the classifications and terminology that governments use to present this uniquely important amount in their financial statements. This publication offers a practical way for anyone with an interest in state or... Details

     
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    Complete set of all Conference Session Recordings

    113th Annual Conference

    May 19-22, 2019

    Los Angeles, California


    The audio recordings offer a unique learning opportunity regardless of whether you attended the Los Angeles conference. Once purchased, session recordings can be downloaded from GFOA’s website. Recordings will be available in audio format only.

    *Please note that no CPE credits will be awarded for completing courses... Details
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    Best of the Annual Conference: Pension Sessions

    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.

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    This Book introduces the essential concepts of tax-exempt debt financing, compares and contrasts options, provides pratical advice and highlights potential pitfalls.
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    Debt Issuance for Small Government

    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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    Debt Management: General Review

    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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    Debt Management: Update on Continuing Disclosure Requirement

    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... Details

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    This publication provides elected officials with an introduction to the principles and practices of issuing debt. Updates to this edition include the discussion of federal disclosure requirements, the use of derivatives, and competitive versus negotiated bond issuance. The book describes each step of the debt issuance process: the development of financing plans and debt policies before bonds are issued, the sales process, and outstanding debt management.

    By J.B. Kurish and... 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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    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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    GFOA's Capital Finance and Debt Administration Set includes 3 titles.

  • Debt Issuance and Management: A Guide for Smaller Governments
  • An Elected Official’s Guide: Debt Issuance (second edition)
  • Making Good Disclosure: The Role and Responsibilities of State and Local Officials Under the Federal Securities Laws
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    State and local governments need permanent access to the debt markets to fund the public projects their citizens require. By issuing debt, governments subject themselves to both the increasing demands of investors for full and accurate disclosure.
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    Market Outlook for Debt Issuers

    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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    The Debt Issuer's Disclosure Responsibilites

    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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    Types of Debt Instruments and Understanding Refundings

    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... Details

     
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    In the wake of recent private-sector accounting scandals, attention has focused as never before on the importance of sound internal control, reliable financial reports, and independent audits. An effective audit committee is crucial for helping governments achieve all three objectives. This booklet summarizes GFOA's re-examination of the role, structure, and operations of public-sector audit committees. The question-and-answer format and non-technical writing style make this booklet... Details
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    This publication provides elected officials with an introduction to the principles and practices of issuing debt. Updates to this edition include the discussion of federal disclosure requirements, the use of derivatives, and competitive versus negotiated bond issuance. The book describes each step of the debt issuance process: the development of financing plans and debt policies before bonds are issued, the sales process, and outstanding debt management.

    By J.B. Kurish and... Details
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    Elected officials and public managers have intensified economic development activities in recent years. Indeed, the role of government as a vehicle to promote job creation and stabilize the economy is something citizens have now come to expect. Interest in economic development is nearly universal: jurisdictions that are fiscally stable use development tools to enhance the tax base while those that are fiscally stressed rely on economic development initiatives to improve the business ... 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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    Revenue forecasting plays an important role in the budgeting and financial planning processes of state and local governments. Since a budget is only as good as the assumptions and methods on which it is based, an accurate revenue forecast is necessary.
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    What new risks does the public sector face? What are some differences between regular insurance, self insurance, and risk pools? These and other questions are answered in this new guide that introduces government leaders to risk management fundamentals.
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    GASB Statement No. 34 established a whole new framework or "financial reporting model" for state and local governments. Accounting and auditing professionals face a special challenge in try-ing to explain the new model to elected officials and others.
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    Shared services can be used as a tool to provide more efficient government services at a time when most government budgets are extended. Its proven strategy makes it an attractive alternative to privatization or service cuts. This guide serves as a practical instruction manual by defining shared services; presenting possible types of intergovernmental shared services agreements; discussing the advantages and potential barriers to service sharing;... Details
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    There are many different types of governments, but all of them share certain basic objectives: effectiveness, efficiency, safeguarding of assets, reliable reporting, and compliance. Internal control provides reasonable assurance that a government is, in fact, meeting all of those objectives. An Elected Official’s Guide: Internal Control is specifically designed to offer non-specialists - be they members of the governing board, staff members without accounting or... Details
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    NEW e-Book Format


    There are many different types of governments, but all of them share certain basic objectives: effectiveness, efficiency, safeguarding of assets, reliable reporting, and compliance. Internal control provides reasonable assurance that a government is, in fact, meeting all of those objectives. An Elected Official’s Guide: Internal Control is specifically designed to offer non-specialists - be they members of the governing board, staff... Details
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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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    Create financial sustainability for your community with An Elected Official's Guide: Long-Term Financial Planning for Local Government. Learn the fundamentals of financial planning, from what constitutes a plan to how to establish one that will benefit your community's future. Sections covered include An Introduction to Long-Term Financial Planning; Long-Term Financial Planning and Organizational Roles; Implementing Long-Term Financial Planning; Cornerstones to Financial... Details

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    Members: $20 / Nonmembers: $30

    New!

    An Elected Official’s Guide to Fiscal First Aid and Financial Recovery

    An Elected Official’s Guide to Fiscal First Aid and Financial Recovery aims to help public officials navigate through these challenging economic times. The booklet covers three basic stages of financial recovery:

    • Bridging - getting through the immediate crisis and... Details
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    Members: $15 - Nonmembers: $25

    An Elected Official’s Guide: Interpreting Local Government Financial Statements - How to Avoid 25 Common Mistakes

    written by Stephen J. Gauthier

    We are all familiar with the notion of optical illusions, such as a mirage in the desert or the wheels on a speeding car that appear to be turning backward. So too in local government financial statements, certain items are not always necessarily what they at first appear to be.... Details
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    NEW e-Book Format


    Members: $8 - Nonmembers: $16

    An Elected Official’s Guide: Interpreting Local Government Financial Statements - How to Avoid 25 Common Mistakes (e-book format)

    written by Stephen J. Gauthier

    We are all familiar with the notion of optical illusions, such as a mirage in the desert or the wheels on a speeding car that appear to be turning backward. So too in local government financial statements, certain items are not... Details
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    "Transform Your Approach to Financial Management"

    Faced with downward pressures on tax revenues, increasing expenditures, shifting demographics, as well as host of other complex challenges, local governments need a new approach to planning. Readers of Financing the Future will discover key features of a successful long-term financial plan; phases pivotal to plan implementation; and how to involve elected officials, staff, and citizens to create a plan that gets results ... Details
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    All the resources you need to complete your budget library.

    The Suite includes:
  • GFOA's Budgeting Series Classics (inlcudes 5 titles)
  • An Elected Official's Guide: Long-Term Financial Planning for Local Government
  • Financing the Future: Long-Term Financial Planning, and
  • Building a Better Budget Document (second edition)
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    GFOA's Capital Finance and Debt Administration Set includes 3 titles.

  • Debt Issuance and Management: A Guide for Smaller Governments
  • An Elected Official’s Guide: Debt Issuance (second edition)
  • Making Good Disclosure: The Role and Responsibilities of State and Local Officials Under the Federal Securities Laws
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    Members: $420 / Nonmembers: $575

    As a major publisher, GFOA maintains an extensive inventory of publications on financial management and budgeting topics. Enhance your financial library with the Financial Management and Budgeting Set.

    Set includes 23 titles below:
  • Revenue Analysis and Forecasting (Volume 2)
  • Decision Tools for Budgetary Analysis (Volume 3)
  • Priority-Setting Models for Public Budgeting (Volume 4)
  • ... Details
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    Members: $125 / Nonmembers: $195


    Includes the following titles:

    • Informed Decision-Making through Forecasting: A Practitioner’s Guide to Government Revenue Analysis
    • Financial Policies
    • An Elected Official’s Guide: Long-Term Financial Planning for Local Government
    • Financing the Future: Long-Term Financial Planning for Local Government
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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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    The GAAFR Set includes the following 7 hardcover, softcover, paperbound, and e-book titles in this category.

    • Accounting for Capital Assets: A Guide for State and Local Governments
    • An Elected Official’s Guide: Audit Committees
    • An Elected Official’s Guide to Internal Control (e-book and paperbound formats)

    • What Everyone Needs to Know About the New Fund Balance

    • An Elected Offical's Guide: Interpreting Local... 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)
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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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    The Financial Indicators Database allows governments to use information drawn from comprehensive annual financial reports (CAFRs) from throughout the United States to address the question of "how do we compare?" The CD spreadsheet format allows users unlimited flexibility in tailoring the scope of their comparisons (e.g., comparisons with all similarly sized governments in the same state or region) to this broad national spectrum of data elements from comprehensive annual financial... Details
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    The Financial Indicators Database allows governments to use information drawn from comprehensive annual financial reports (CAFRs) from throughout the United States to address the question of "how do we compare?" The CD spreadsheet format allows users unlimited flexibility in tailoring the scope of their comparisons (e.g., comparisons with all similarly sized governments in the same state or region) to this broad national spectrum of data elements from comprehensive annual financial... Details
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    The Financial Indicators Database allows governments to use information drawn from comprehensive annual financial reports (CAFRs) from throughout the United States to address the question of "how do we compare?" The CD spreadsheet format allows users unlimited flexibility in tailoring the scope of their comparisons (e.g., comparisons with all similarly sized governments in the same state or region) to this broad national spectrum of data elements from comprehensive annual financial... Details
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    The Financial Indicators Database allows governments to use information drawn from comprehensive annual financial reports (CAFRs) from throughout the United States to address the question of "how do we compare?" The CD spreadsheet format allows users unlimited flexibility in tailoring the scope of their comparisons (e.g., comparisons with all similarly sized governments in the same state or region) to this broad national spectrum of data elements from comprehensive annual financial... Details
     
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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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    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.

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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)
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    The Newsletter summarizes trends and events in the public finance field; provides information on association news and legislative and regulatory issues; lists current training seminars and publications offered by GFOA; and contains employment notices.

    The association's bimonthly membership magazine issued in February, April, June, August, October and December. Full length articles cover the spectrum of public finance issues.

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    The association's bimonthly membership magazine issued in February, April, June, August, October and December. Full length articles cover the spectrum of public finance issues.

    Note: Government Finance Review Magazine is included with Membership
     
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    (1 Year Subscription)

    This eight-page subscription newsletter covers major issues in governmental accounting, auditing, and financial reporting and includes analyses of recent authoritative pronouncements in the field. Published monthly from September through June.
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    The Newsletter summarizes trends and events in the public finance field; provides information on association news and legislative and regulatory issues; lists current training seminars and publications offered by GFOA; and contains employment notices.

    The association's bimonthly membership magazine issued in February, April, June, August, October and December. Full length articles cover the spectrum of public finance issues.

    Note: ... Details