Understanding local government finance can be complex to understand for experienced and newly elected government officials. Decision-making for fiscal health is no small task, especially in today’s economic landscape. Communicating financial management to elected officials is a critical skill.
This session covers best-practices, like:
• How to get the conversation started with newly elected officials
• Tips to show how budgeting is a part of the strategic plan
• Steps explaining why financial policies and long-term planning is important
• Common obstacles newly elected officials face and how you can help
COVID-19 has created increased demands and budget challenges for local governments, and organizations have been making tough decisions to meet these needs. Watch our half hour session with Tara Walker, and André Aberdeen, Questica, and panelist, Wendy Wiebe, Manager of Finance, Lacombe County, presented at CAGFO Annual Virtual Conference 2020, where we outline common budgeting challenges public sector organizations are facing today, including budget and spending reductions. Watch our discussion with Lacombe County to learn how finance departments have had to transform their budgeting strategies and practices in the face of our current climate, to improve performance and efficiency.
While every public sector organization is unique, there are some common steps that can be taken to get started with performance management. Watch this webinar where we will introduce your organization on how performance management can improve your budgeting process for better alignment to the strategic plan and more successful outcomes. Jana El Sarraj, from our Consulting Services team will explain how public sector organizations can begin refining how they operate, and how to link the budget to performance measures.
Join us for this one-hour session with Senior Consultant, Charlie Francis, and panelists, Mike Newsome, Customer Success Associate and Kelly Weaver, Budget Director, Frederick County gives you a breakdown of how to overcome the common budgeting challenges public sector organizations face today, and how to offer solutions to these obstacles.
In this session, our team will discuss:
• Storytelling – Bringing the budget to life!
• Internal collaboration
• Stakeholder engagement
• Data integrity – how to trust the numbers
• Changing projections
NCLGBA Summer Virtual Conference Webinar – FY21 and the Quest for a Balanced Budget
Public Sector Budgeting Solutions
Michael Hawley, Senior Account Executive, Government & K-12, Questica; Chris Gulka, Project Manager, Questica; Lesley Reder, Budget & Performance Manager, City of Concord; Jon Decker, Director, Budget & Evaluation, City of Greensboro; Leah Price, Budget Database Specialist, City of Greensboro; Eric Olmedo, Assistant City Manager - Administrative Services, City of High Point; Laura Altizer, Senior Budget Analyst, City of High Point
Three cities. One Crisis. A shared budget system. Join Questica customers, Concord, Greensboro, and High Point for a chat with Senior Account Executive, Michael Hawley, on informed decision making and scenario planning during a budget season upended by COVID-19. They’ll discuss how Questica’s budget software helped them make accurate projections, run various reduction scenarios, and create timely reports to aid in budget
View our virtual panel session at GFOA 2020 National Conference, to learn more about ‘Data Analysis, Decision Making, and Long-Term Planning’ with Mike Newsome, Customer Success Associate, Questica and our customer, Steve Jenkins, Budget Director, City of Chesapeake, VA.
Hosted during our virtual Questica Connect 2020 event, tune in for a 50-minute session on ‘Best Practices for Communicating Financial Information’ presented by Jamie Black, President, F.H. Black & Company Inc. In this session, Jamie will provide finance and budget officers with best practices they should employ when presenting financial data, including what makes for a good dashboard/info-graphic/executive summary, and what can go wrong when data isn’t communicated well.
Hosted during our virtual Questica Connect 2020 event, tune in for a 50-minute session on ‘Consultative Approach to Digital Budget Transformation’ with Questica’s Consulting Team. Our team will introduce you to how Budget Process Re-engineering and Change Management can transform your organization’s current budgeting process. Learn how you can work more effectively and create a framework that helps empowers public sector organizations to make real and effective change by implementing a more efficient process which results in more long-term success and benefits.
Hosted during our virtual Questica Connect 2020 event, tune in for a 50-minute session on ‘ADA/ AODA Requirements’ presented by Jamie Black, President, F.H. Black & Company Inc. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) will require public sector organizations to remove barriers for activities and opportunities for disabled individuals. Join us for a session where Jamie Black delves into how organizations can prepare and respond to these acts, and how it impacts public sector organizations regarding communicating budget information going forward.