Learn the four ways the pandemic has forced governments to rethink budgeting and how to implement four best practices outlined in the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Budget Award criteria.
Watch our session hosted at GFOABC’s Annual Conference on May 27, 2021, for a discussion and demonstration from the City of Langford and Questica on how cloud budgeting supports governments during a crisis, by preparing and communicating their budgets more effectively and transparently.
Presented at FCM’s Annual Conference, this session breaks down the fundamentals of the budget lifecycle and will show you how a continuous improvement program will shorten your planning time in the long run. Whether you consider yourself an expert or novice, you’ll learn the 5 critical steps to creating a financial management cycle for easier, quicker budgeting.
Watch our interactive discussion with Wendie Leest, Director, Customer Success, Questica, Chris Adams, President, Balancing Act, and Doug Fletcher, Project Manager & Implementation Specialist, Questica, and with special guest speakers, Shayne Kavanagh, Senior Manager, Research, GFOA, and Aaron Mertz, Management Assistant, City of Phoenix, on utilizing software to present data visualizations on key public-facing indicators to engage the public around budget policies.
With mounting unpredictability caused by the global pandemic, finance officers have been faced with tough questions, like: How can I adapt plans to accommodate the current and forecasted needs of my organization? What are the new priorities facing organizations like mine? What resources are available to help? CaseWare, Questica, and F.H. Black Inc. have come together to discuss: – Working Remotely Together – Leveraging the right tools to gain productivity and maximizing efficiency – Remodel budgeting using intelligent processes
Get the latest perspectives on the top priorities for local government finance departments. Watch a replay of our one-hour session with experts from Questica, Balancing Act and F.H. Black and Company. This session highlights: • Digital government • Finance analytics and data analysis • Transforming budgeting to rolling forecasts • Citizen engagement and transparency
Through 2020, the City of Greensboro, NC, has leveraged strategic thinking with innovative technology for more accurate scenario planning and to create timely reports to aid in budget balancing. Watch our fireside chat shared at the Infor gov2021 Virtual Summit with Leah Price, Budget Database Specialist for the City of Greensboro and Mike Newsome, Customer Success Associate at Questica.
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.