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by Howard A. Frank

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ISBN:
0899307256
Author:
Howard A. Frank
Category:
Social Sciences
Language:
English
Publisher:
Praeger (November 30, 1993)
Pages:
232 pages
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Local governments are hard-pressed to balance their budgets in the 1990s. Part of any budget-balancing effort is accurate forecasting. In this new work, Howard Frank introduces time-tested forecasting techniques from the private sector and military in a local forecasting environment.

Local governments are hard-pressed to balance their budgets in the 1990s. In a lucid, user-friendly treatment, Frank shows how simple and complex methods can be put Local governments are hard-pressed to balance their budgets in the 1990s. Part of any budget-balancing effort is accurate forecasting

Budgetary forecasting in local government: New tools and techniques. What hath the gasb wrought? the utility of the new reporting model: A national survey of local government finance officers. HA Frank, GA Gianakis.

Budgetary forecasting in local government: New tools and techniques. Municipal Revenue Forecasting with Time. Series Models: A Florida Case Study. Frank, A. (1993), Budgetary Forecasting in Local Government: New Tools and Techniques. Westport, Connecticut USA: Quorum Books. First, has the emphasis in the appropriations format changed from a control to more of a planning or performance orientation?

Budgetary Forecasting in Local Government: New Tools and Techniques

Budgetary Forecasting in Local Government: New Tools and Techniques. Preface Introduction Establishing a Framework for Forecast Improvement Nonextrapolative Approaches and Long-Range Forecasting Time Series Methods: Part I Time Series Models Part: II: The Box-Jenkin. More).

Government Budget Forecasting: Improving the State of the Art, J. Sun . Using Census Data to Forecast New Local Sales Taxes, J. D. Wong. Sun and . Federal Revenue Forecasting, R. G. Penner. Does Revenue Forecasting Responsibility Matter: The Case of Milwaukee, Wisconsin,C. Kammholzand C. S. Maher. Evaluating Revenue Forecasting in City Governments: A Survey of Texas Finance Directors,C. Pro Forma Forecasting for Determining Financial Position of Enterprise Operations in Government, A. Khan. Preparing Data for Forecasting, D. W. Williams. CONSENSUS FORECASTING.

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Budgeting gets managers to focus on participation in the budget process. This guide will break down step-by-step how to calculate and then forecast each of the line items necessary to forecast a complete balance sheet and build a 3 statement financial model. Financial Analyst Training. 5. Control activities. Managers can compare actual spending with the budget to control financial activities. 6. Evaluate the performance of managers.

New managers are often not prepared to manage a department budget. Most new managers receive little or no formal training in how to develop a budget forecast, track their expenses, or how to make mid-year adjustments. Read these 9 essential tips to avoid some of the most common budgeting mistakes.

The forecasting techniques that provide these sets of information differ analogously. Exhibit III summarizes the life stages of a product, the typical decisions made at each, and the main forecasting techniques suitable at each. Exhibit III Types of Decisions Made Over a Product’s Life Cycle, with Related Forecasting Techniques. Equally, different products may require different kinds of forecasting.

Local governments are hard-pressed to balance their budgets in the 1990s. Part of any budget-balancing effort is accurate forecasting. In this new work, Howard Frank introduces time-tested forecasting techniques from the private sector and military in a local forecasting environment. In a lucid, user-friendly treatment, Frank shows how simple and complex methods can be put to use in the contemporary local government setting. Through examples--many of them from his own research--the author delineates the strengths and weaknesses of quantitative and non-quantitative forecasting methods. Frank also shows how these techniques can be used to monitor changes in public programs--an increasingly important part of contemporary budget execution.

Frank does not assume an extensive mathematical or statistical background on the part of the reader--indeed, a forecast neophyte will have no difficulty understanding the text. Questions at the end of each chapter focus the reader on the major concepts and provide insights on practical applications within the urban setting. A cornerstone of the work is that local forecasters must be intelligent experimenters with the new tools--there is no canned advice that applies to all cities and forecast situations. But with application of forecasting approaches treated in this unique work, local budgeters--and those in training to become budgeters--will be able to adopt forecasting approaches that have been underutilized in local government.