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Municipal Budgeting and Finance - Online Learning

Member Rate: $100.00
Non Member Rate: $150.00
PSAB Training Plus Members: $50.00

A budget is one of the most important documents a municipality develops and approves on an annual basis. It is a document that acts as policy, guide, and communicator of priorities for appointed staff and the public alike. Review will include developing a budget calendar, determining fee schedules, structuring spreadsheets and narratives plus the importance of developing and coordinating the use of a capital budget with operational budgets to better stabilize tax rates and keep your community on the right track.

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9/19/2024 - 10/17/2024

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Thursday, 19 September 2024

Municipal Budgeting 101 (Overview)
Thursday, September 19, 2024 - 10-11:00 am
Part one will be an overview of the budgeting process, including the budget calendar, budget development, the laws which regulate municipal budgeting, and good budgeting practices to consider.

Thursday, September 26, 2024 - 10-11:00 am
Part two discussion will focus on the revenue portion of a municipal general fund budget, including revenue sources available to municipalities, the major factors affecting revenues, and estimating revenues.

Thursday, October 3, 2024 - 10-11:00 am
Part three discussion will focus on the expense portion of a municipal general fund budget, including the various types of municipal expenses, the major factors affecting expenses, and estimating expenses.

Other Funds
Thursday, October 10, 2024 - 10-11:00 am
Part four will focus on the budgets for the “Other Funds”, including such funds as the State Liquid Fuels Fund, Water/Sewer Enterprise Funds, and Pension Funds.

Bring it all Together
Thursday, October 17, 2024 - 10-11:00 am
Part five will bring it all together. We will review types of accounting, activities once the budget is adopted, financial reporting, and auditing. We will also touch on the COVID-19 possible effects on budgets. Time will also be provided to review question from the first four parts.
9/19/2024 10:00 AM - 10/17/2024 11:00 AM
9/19/2024 10:00 AM