Building a Better Budget Document

By Tim Duhamel

Transparent communication is the goal of a quality budget document.  Learn how to transform financial information into a meaningful narrative for council and the public!

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Course Content

  1. Best practices for budget communication (administration, Council, and the public)
  2. Linking the budget document to the strategic plan and other leading documents
  3. Budget document structure – key components: introduction, overview, financials, opportunities and risks
  4. Process for building a budget document – narrative process and timelines
  5. Linking the budget document to PowerPoint presentations for Council
  6. Media Releases – developing factual and positive messages for the public is essential for the introduction, review, and eventual approval of the budget

Course Info


Price:$175.00

PD Credits: 1.5

Category: Budgeting

Updated: Nov 18, 2020

Duration: 1:35:38


Course Synopsis

Building a Better Budget Document

About the Author

Tim Duhamel is the founder and President of Bloom Centre of

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Stephanie Porter is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA) and

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Course Description

The budget is the most important and challenging process municipalities face each year.  Having a well organized document supports effective communication and budget presentations.  Learn best practices for budget communication, how to link the budget document to the strategic plan, and about budget document structure and key components.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Learn best practices for budget communication (administration, Council, and the public)

  • How focusing on priorities and strategic goals helps link Council’s vision for the community to financial resources

  • Learn about budget document structure and key components

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Who Should Attend?

A unique professional development experience that has benefit for all municipal staff, including small, medium and large municipalities!

The webinar focus is on the professional development needs of any municipal financial professional and senior executive.

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