Bloom CME professional development. Municipal Capital Budget training. City of Red Deer April 4 and 5. Last year this course rated 96% excellent from attendees! Capital budgeting is a GFOA international best practice. It is essential to have quality capital planning processes and tools for your municipality to be sustainable. Capital assets are the […]
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A big thank you to the fantastic group of municipal professionals that attended GFOA Alberta and Bloom CME’s Capital Budget and Long Term Capital Plan training last week in the City of Red Deer! And a special thanks to Jeff Dyck from Parkland County for co-teaching the course with me! We look forward to seeing […]
Having a long term financial plan is critical for success in today’s challenging municipal environment. A long term financial plan considers the current financial strength of an organization and combines strategy with forecasting. This fosters and enables the development of policies, principles and action plans in support of the long term financial sustainability of a […]
Strategic planning is an essential competency that is proving its value in today’s challenging times. Strategic planning is supporting municipalities to manage through the turbulent events we are facing in our province. Working together, sharing information and pooling resources is key for success. Thanks again for tuning in!
Determination of audit materiality is an important consideration when beginning the municipal audit process. Audit materiality often has a different threshold than materially for a municipality’s performance management. It is important to have a comprehensive understanding of the end goal of the audit materiality threshold. Finance officers have to be prepared to explain the difference […]
Identifying the services that are provided daily and the value they deliver is a critical component of a municipal long term tax strategy. Public engagement and providing an understanding of the value taxpayers receive for their tax dollar is a fundamental requirement in the development of a long term tax strategy.
In today’s challenging economic and political climate, municipalities are looking for ways to be better focused and deliver on priorities. To do this successfully, there must be a clear linkage of Council direction to services. Strategic, business planning and budget processes must interact well with each other to reflect priority direction in everyday services. The […]
One of the greatest challenges municipalities face is the high cost for infrastructure related to growth. Municipalities must take advantage of all funding opportunities to support costs associated with new infrastructure to maintain long term financial sustainability. One of the keys to this is understanding what infrastructure can be charged to developers as a municipality […]