2018 Conference Agenda Now Available

The draft agenda for the 2018 ABFM Annual Conference in Denver is now available for viewing and download.

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ABFM Member Wins Congressional Primary Runoff

20130820CPR_Carolyn_Bourdeaux_032PSFC_o2-214x300-214x300Longtime ABFM Member, Carolyn Bourdeaux, successfully secured the Democratic nomination in an upcoming Congressional election after winning a runoff on July 24th.

From The Hill:

Bourdeaux, a professor at Georgia State University, is projected to advance to the November election after beating Democratic rival David Kim, the son of South Korean immigrants and founder of a tutoring company, according to the Associated Press.

With 97 percent of precincts reporting, Bourdeaux edged out Kim with 51.9 percent of the vote, compared to her rival’s 48.1 percent.

Bourdeaux, who previously ran the Georgia Senate’s budget office, will face Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Ga.), who hasn’t faced a serious challenge since he took office in 2011.

Carolyn served as Chair of ABFM in 2016. She is Associate Professor of Public Management and Policy at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University and Director of the Center for State and Local Finance.

Job Announcement: Assistant Finance Director, City of Oshkosh, WI

Assistant Finance Director – City of Oshkosh, WI

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Offering an exciting opportunity in one of Wisconsin’s top communities, the City of Oshkosh is an award-winning, full service community in the heart of Wisconsin.  Oshkosh provides excellent cultural, recreational and educational amenities, and is the home of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.  Located where the Fox River enters Lake Winnebago, Oshkosh is a thriving community with a history of progressive, thoughtful leadership.  The Assistant Finance Director is a key part of the City’s financial team.

The City is seeking a technically skilled and collaborative Assistant Finance Director to assist the Director in managing the department and a variety of financial activities. The City’s finance department includes 18 employees and is responsible for accounting, budget development, utility billing, financial reporting and investing. The City’s General Fund/Special Revenue Funds levy $75 million annually, and the department manages annually $50 million in debt funding the Capital Improvement Program. The city’s bond rating is AA3.

The City is seeking an ethical and experienced professional with strong technical and interpersonal skills. The ideal candidate must have an inclusive managerial style, as well as clear, concise, and open communication skills.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment;
  • Have a record of problem solving and decisiveness;
  • Possess a passion for public service; and
  • Have a desire to work collaboratively with members of the finance team, and with other departments on the delivery of city services.

Candidates should also have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field; a Master’s degree or CPA is ideal;
  • Five – seven years in a mid-level financial or accounting management position;
  • Supervisory experience; and
  • Experience, familiarity or demonstrable aptitude for governmental fund accounting.

The starting salary range is $84,000 – 90,000+/- DOQ.  Candidates should apply by June 25, 2018 (open until filled) with resume, cover letter and contact information for five work-related references to www.GovHRJobs.com to the attention of Lee Szymborski, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, 630 Dundee Road, #130, Northbrook, IL 60062. Tel:  847-380-3240. The City of Oshkosh is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Position Announcement: Visiting Assistant Professor, Public Finance, Wichita State University

wichita-state-logoThe Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs at Wichita State University is seeking a visiting assistant professor to teach courses during the 2018-19 academic year in the area of public finance.

This is a full-time, non-tenure track position.

Qualifications: Candidates must hold a terminal degree in public administration, public policy or related field. The successful candidate must demonstrate expertise in the areas of public budgeting and public finance. Preference will be given to candidates who have taught in these areas, including online. Candidates with experience working with local government in the areas of public budgeting and public finance will considered.

To apply: Email a cover letter and CV to: Melissa Walker, Interim Director melissa.walker@wichita.edu.

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GASB Research Funding Opportunity Available

Deadline for Applications is June 4th!

The deadline for submitting a request for research funding under the GASB’s Gil Crain Memorial Research Grant program has been extended through Monday, June 4, 2018.
The GASB hopes to encourage more collaborative research efforts with academics by offering one or two $5,000 research grants, to be awarded by the end of June 2018.
The Request for Proposals, which contains information about the Crain Grant program and how to apply for a grant, can be found here.