New GFOA Budget Award Criteria: What You Need to Know

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Time 11:30am
Location The Clubhouse
298 Oakbrook Center
Oak BrookIllinois 60523

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Delivery Method In Person
Field of Study Finance - Technical
NASBA CPE Earn 1.00 CPE Hours
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Many local governments are moving away from the traditional budget document into other forms of communication. The goal is to make sure the budget is meaningful and the criteria remains relevant. The revised GFOA budget award criteria took effect for budgets with a fiscal year beginning January 1, 2021 or later. In this presentation, John Fishbein, Senior Program Manager of the GFOA Technical Services Center, will discuss the new budget award criteria and provide some budget models. 

Learning Objectives: Participants completing this session will be able to:

1) understand the new budget award requirements such as strategic planning, mandatory performance measures, presenting the difference between the proposed and adopted budget, and displaying how the budget complies with relevant financial policies;

2) identify portions of your budget that can be improved through complying with the criteria; and,

3) employ real examples of how other local governments complied with the new criteria.

Speaker:  John Fishbein, Senior Program Manager of the GFOA Technical Services Center, Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada 

Intended Audience: Finance Professionals
Delivery Method: 
Group Live
Program Level: Overview
Prerequisites: No preerequisites required
Advanced Preparation: No advance preparation required
Field of Study: Finance - Technical
NASBA CPE: Earn about 1.0 CPE Hour

Presented by the Chicago metro chapter

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