GASB Statement 34 Survey Deadline 10/24, Free Products Offered

(PRESS RELEASE)

NewGASBIf you complete the GASB survey on Statement 34, you will receive a free copy of your choice of one of the GASB User Guides:

  • An Analyst’s Guide to Government Financial Statements-2nd Edition
  • What You Should Know about Your Local Government’s Finances: A Guide to Financial Statements-2nd Edition
  • What You Should Know about Your School District’s Finances: A Guide to Financial Statements-2nd Edition
  • What You Should Know about the Finances of Your Government’s Business-Type Activities: A Guide to Financial Statements

You can reach the survey by following this link: http://www.gasb.org/GASB-reexam-survey-user. The deadline for completing the survey has been extended to October 24, 2014.

 

About the Survey (Click here for Original GASB Press Release)

Feedback from those who need financial information about state and local government financial statements is vital to Governmental Accounting Standards Board’s (GASB’) efforts to improve financial accounting and reporting. The GASB is currently conducting pre-agenda research to inform its assessment of the effectiveness of Statement No. 34, Basic Financial Statementsand Management’s Discussion and Analysis—for State and Local Governments, and related standards. This survey is one effort in the planned pre-agenda research to be conducted by the GASB staff.

The GASB has developed an online survey to gather feedback from users of governmental financial information. The GASB would greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete the survey, which can be accessed by following this link http://www.gasb.org/GASB-reexam-survey-user.

It is anticipated that the survey will take longer than a typical GASB survey, given the magnitude of the requirements of Statement 34. To make it easier to complete the survey, it is possible for you to download a copy of the survey in its entirety to consider the questions before entering your responses into the online version. Additionally, you do not have to complete the online survey in a single session. You can save your responses and will be provided an individualized link to return to your survey at a later date to complete it.

You are asked to complete the survey by Friday, October, 24, 2014.

Your input is essential to the GASB’s standards-setting process. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Roberta Reese (rereese@gasb.org) or Lisa Parker (lrparker@gasb.org).

Call for Proposals – 2015 IAES Conference, Milan, Italy, March 11th-14th

iaes-logo9Sessions are being organized for the 79th International Atlantic Economic Society (IAES) conference in Milan, Italy, March 11-14, 2015. There will be sessions on public administration, public finance, monetary issues, natural resources, transition issues, Asian economies, European Union, and other subjects.

If you want to present a paper, please submit your abstract (no full papers) to Peter van der Hoek by email (vanderhoek@ext.eur.nl). The submission deadline for abstracts is November 30, 2014. Full papers should be available by February 1, 2015 (6 weeks prior to the conference).

You can visit the IAES’s web site (www.iaes.org) for more information on the association and conference.

The early registration fees amount to $480 for members or $565 for non-members (through December 31, 2014). They will go up on January 1, 2015, to $580 for members or $665 for non-members. They will increase again on February 11, 2015, to $650 for members or $735 for non-members. Please note that each participant is responsible for her/his own expenses and registration fee.

The early submission fee is $90 for members, $140 for non-members. The submission fee will be waived for abstracts submitted directly to vanderhoek@ext.eur.nl by November 30, 2014. 

The submission fee will not be waived for abstracts submitted directly to the IAES or after November 30, 2014, and will increase on November 15th to $105 for members or $140 for non-members.

Authors need to submit an abstract as a Word file (no PDF), 250-500 words (including title, maximum 90 characters); objectives; data/methods; (expected) results and category number of topic (see listing in the Journal of Economic Literature).

Please also include author information (name; academic rank or title; affiliation; mailing address; phone and fax numbers and e-mail address).

Papers previously published or those scheduled for publication prior to the conference are ineligible.

 

Position Announcement: Budget & Evaluation Director, City of Charlotte, NC (Closes 10/13)

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Budget & Evaluation Director – City of Charlotte

Charlotte is looking for a professional who is passionate about innovative local government management, committed to the highest levels of ethical behavior and driven to help build a great city that provides excellent services at an exceptional value to citizens.

Charlotte is a high performing, diverse community, with a welcoming spirit and a can do attitude.  The City’s elected and appointed leaders are committed to taking Charlotte to the next level as a global leader in providing economic opportunity for all and a high quality of life. This will be accomplished through partnerships with the business sector, faith community, philanthropic and educational institutions, and directly with the approximately 800,000 people who call Charlotte home.

Charlotte’s Vision and Core Values:

Our Vision Statement:  Building on our unique history, welcoming spirit, and natural beauty; together, we are creating the next Charlotte.

Charlotte is seeking applicants who embrace and embody our organization’s core values:

  • Accountable – We own our work through timeliness, initiative, fairness and excellence.
  • Creative – We think beyond boundaries, embrace curiosity and are willing to take risks.
  • Trustworthy – We tell the truth, behave ethically, and work openly with each other and the community.
  • Inclusive – We value all people and respect their ideas, backgrounds and experiences
  • Collaborative – We seek ways to work together within the city, community and beyond.

Organizational Background: 

The City of Charlotte serves the community with 7,309 employees.  The City develops a 2-year operating budget and 5-year Community Investment Plan. The FY2015 City-wide budget is $2.1 billion (operating and capital).  The Budget & Evaluation Office includes 13 positions.

The City Manager recently announced an organizational effort to realign and strengthen the integration of all financial related support services across the City (Budget & Evaluation, Finance, Shared Services, Charlotte Business INClusion, and Internal Audit) under the leadership of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) / Director of Management and Financial Services.  The former Budget & Evaluation Director now serves in this role and reports directly to the City Manager.  The Budget & Evaluation Director reports to the CFO / Director of Management and Financial Services, but also has a significant level of independent interaction with the City Manager on budget and City strategy development.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

The Budget and Evaluation Director is responsible for managing staff involved in preparation and monitoring of the City of Charlotte annual operating budget and Community Investment Plan (CIP); coordinating functions associated with City Strategy development, including performance efforts associated with the Balanced Scorecard; coordinating Council Business agenda development; evaluating a wide variety of City programs; and special projects.  Work involves extensive interaction and collaboration with City management, other city departments, representatives of other units of government and agencies, and elected officials.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal budget administration, performance management, program evaluation, and data analysis.
  • Thorough knowledge of the laws, ordinances, rules and regulations relating to municipal budget administration.
  • Considerable knowledge of the functions, structure, and operating practices of municipal government.
  • Ability to plan, assign and supervise the work of staff engaged in a variety of budget and evaluation activities and services.
  • Ability to develop effective interfacing of the various segments of the operating budget and Community Investment Plan and to assist in the effective distribution of responsibility for functions among staff and operating departments.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City management, department employees, elected officials, and the general public.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to both political, administrative, and citizen audiences.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires a bachelor’s degree in Public/Business Administration or a related field; a master’s degree is strongly preferred.  Qualified candidates should have progressive managerial experience in budget administration, municipal operations and program evaluation.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A proven track record in setting and achieving team and organizational strategic goals;
  • Proven history of motivating employees and developing a positive work environment;
  • Excellent customer service;
  • Demonstrated leadership as a champion and agent for change;
  • A bias toward innovation and an ability to adapt in a fast-paced, politically sensitive environment;
  • Ability to facilitate cross-department work teams to solve high-profile organizational or political challenges and opportunities;
  • A commitment to transparency and community engagement;
  • High ethical standards;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish trusting relationships; and
  • Public relations skills, including the ability to effectively respond to the media.

Position is open until filled.  First review of applicants will occur on October 13, 2014.  All applications must be submitted online via the official City of Charlotte website at  http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/.  The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce.

Position Announcement: Non-Tenure Track Faculty, Indiana University (Deadline 11/30)

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SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

INDIANA UNIVERSITY-BLOOMINGTON CAMPUS

NON-TENURE TRACK POSITION IN PUBLIC BUDGETING, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, AND GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTING

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University-Bloomington seeks applications from accomplished professionals from the practitioner ranks, for one or more anticipated non-tenure-track positions in the general field of public budgeting and finance, broadly defined to include: budgeting, financial management, public debt and capital markets, government treasury operations, capital budgeting, and public pension policy and management. For appointment of senior public executives at the lecturer or senior lecturer (non-tenure track) rank, the ability to teach complex budgeting, accounting and financial management concepts and techniques at the graduate and undergraduate levels is essential. Minimum educational qualifications for practitioners include the Master’s degree or an equivalent terminal degree in a related field (e.g., public administration, public affairs, business administration, accounting, political science, public policy), and 10+ years of public sector experience. Professional certifications (e.g., CPA, CMA, CFA, CPFM) are highly desirable.

SPEA-Bloomington is a world leader in public affairs education, and is among the largest schools of public administration and public policy in the United States. In the 2012 “Best Graduate Schools” reported by U.S. News & World Report, SPEA-Bloomington ranks second, making it the nation’s highest-ranked professional graduate program in public affairs at a public institution. Four of its specialty programs are ranked in the top-three listings. SPEA’s doctoral programs in public affairs and public policy are ranked by the National Academy of Science as among the very best in the country.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.  Please submit a letter of application, current vita, complete contact information, and names and address of three persons who could provide letters of recommendation through our online application system https://indiana.peopleadmin.com by November 30, 2014.  If there are any questions, please submit to:  David Reingold. Executive Associate Dean for Bloomington. SPEA Room 300, 1315 E. Tenth Street, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405-1701.

For more information see: http://www.indiana.edu/~spea.

Inquiries or questions about this job announcement can be forwarded to Robert Kravchuk, chairperson of this search committee, at kravchuk@indiana.edu. 

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

 

Position Announcement: Tenure Track Faculty, Indiana University (Deadline 11/30)

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SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

INDIANA UNIVERSITY-BLOOMINGTON CAMPUS

TENURE TRACK POSITION IN PUBLIC BUDGETING, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, AND GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTING

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University-Bloomington seeks applications for one or more anticipated tenure-track position in the general field of public budgeting and finance, broadly defined to include: budgeting, financial management, public debt and capital markets, government treasury operations, capital budgeting, and public pension policy and management.  Exceptionally qualified candidates at the associate or full professor rank will also be considered. Multiple hires are possible.  For appointment at the assistant, associate (tenure-track) or full professor rank, an active record of scholarship in budgeting and financial management is the primary qualification. The successful applicant should present evidence of high quality research and an ambitious research program, an interest in applied work, and a strong commitment to teaching. The Ph.D. or an equivalent terminal degree by August 1, 2015 in a related field (e.g., public administration, public affairs, economics, political science, public policy, finance or accounting) is required. Professional certifications (e.g., CPA, CMA, CFA, CPFM) are desirable.  Other desirable qualifications include comparative and/or international experience or research interests, research or instructional capabilities in nonprofit finance, and professional experience in government or public affairs.

SPEA-Bloomington is a world leader in public affairs education, and is among the largest schools of public administration and public policy in the United States. In the 2012 “Best Graduate Schools” reported by U.S. News & World Report, SPEA-Bloomington ranks second, making it the nation’s highest-ranked professional graduate program in public affairs at a public institution. Four of its specialty programs are ranked in the top-three listings. SPEA’s doctoral programs in public affairs and public policy are ranked by the National Academy of Science as among the very best in the country.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.  Please submit a letter of application, current vita, complete contact information, and names and address of three persons who could provide letters of recommendation through our online application system https://indiana.peopleadmin.com by November 30, 2014.  If there are any questions, please submit to:  David Reingold. Executive Associate Dean for Bloomington. SPEA Room 300, 1315 E. Tenth Street, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405-1701.

For more information see: http://www.indiana.edu/~spea.

Inquiries or questions about this job announcement can be forwarded to Robert Kravchuk, chairperson of this search committee, at kravchuk@indiana.edu. 

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Position Announcement: Budget Analyst, Metropolitan Hospital

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT – BUDGET ANALYST

Metropolitan Hospital is a full-service, acute care hospital emphasizing primary care medicine and utilizing the latest advances in medical science. Metropolitan Hospital Center was the first hospital in East Harlem to be designated by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) as an official Stroke Center. Metropolitan prides itself on delivering culturally-sensitive, compassionate, appropriate and affordable medical care to the diverse neighborhoods of northern Manhattan.

Reporting to the Chief Affiliation Officer and the Corporate Budget Director, you will support the Site Administrator in preparing required affiliation contract annexes, reconciliation reports, assembling the facility affiliation budget and working with the corporate budget office to monitor and disseminate monthly budget and variance reports.

Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing facility budget requests for completeness
  • Supporting the facility joint oversight committee process
  • Preparing data for budget presentations
  • Monitoring monthly budget variance

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Statistics
  • Minimum 2 year’s experience required
  • Strong planning, financial and analytical skills are a must
  • Excellent communications, verbal and writing skills
  • Team player
  • Mathematics, statistics, data mining, spreadsheets

We offer a competitive salary, convenient NYC location and a comprehensive benefits package.

For immediate consideration, please apply online at:

http://jobs.pagny.org/

 

PHYSICIAN AFFILIATE GROUP OF NEW YORK, PC

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

Position Announcement: Associate Vice President for Budget, Planning & Analysis, Columbia College Chicago

Associate Vice President for Budget, Planning & Analysis
Office of Budget, Planning & Reporting
Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution of approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students emphasizing arts, media, and communications in a liberal arts setting.

Position Summary:

Job Posting ID: 900172

Reporting to the Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer, the Associate Vice President for Budget, Planning and Analysis is a new key leadership position responsible for transitioning the College towards a comprehensive budget process that is collaborative as well as performance and data driven. This role is responsible for creating and implementing a new vision and design of the Office of Budget, Planning and Analysis that will support the institution in informed decision making through robust planning, analysis and information delivery. The position will also assist college leadership in implementing appropriate budget and planning strategies for college growth and development. The position will work closely with leadership, department heads, budget and financial managers across the institution.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Budget, Planning and Analysis Responsibilities

  • Provide college-wide leadership and administration for all funds budgets, budget development and management
  • Identify, develop, and implement ongoing improvements and enhancements to the budgetary planning, administration, control and related business processes as appropriate
  • Coordinate and participate in the annual budget planning meetings with the Cabinet and the College budget committees
  • Review, analyze, evaluate, and recommend strategic and tactical budget plans for individual departments, divisions, areas, and the College
  • Lead efforts to identify strategies for reducing costs, gaining operating efficiencies and diversifying College revenues; make recommendations to VP Business Affairs/CFO
  • Assist College leadership in developing and implementing appropriate budget and financial planning strategies for college growth, development and efficiencies
  • Serve on the VPs leadership team and participates in overall budgetary planning and policy making for the College; serve on college-wide committees representing Business Affairs
  • Develop, implement, and maintain budget policies, procedures, and guidelines for the college
  • Prepare and present budget reports to senior leadership, the Cabinet, Board of Trustees, and other constituencies as appropriate
  • Develop, implement and maintain systems for management reporting, financial planning, forecasting, projections, and cost analysis
  • Works closely with the Associate Vice President of Finance/Controller to ensure that budgets and forecasts are recorded and reported accurately and in a timely manner for month end, quarterly, and annual reporting cycles.
  • Coordinate training campus constituencies on budget related processes and reporting
  • Assist VP/CFO on special projects and other duties as assigned.

Office Management Responsibilities

  • Responsible for creating and implementing a new vision and design of the (new) Office of Budget & Reporting that will support the institution in informed decision making through robust planning, analysis and information delivery
  • Responsible for performing supervisory functions for the OBPA including staff leadership, supervision, mentoring, team building and professional development.
  • Develop organizational structure, technical and analytical skill sets, systems and processes to support functions in efficient and manner
  • Ensures information and data accuracy for reporting and analysis, fact based information, deadline completion in a timely manner and timely delivery of services and information.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration, Public Policy or related field required and a minimum of six years of progressively responsible experience preferably in a higher education
  • Working knowledge of college and university accounting principles
  • Experience in planning and budgeting at the organizational level, particularly in higher education
  • Demonstrated experience in addressing and developing complex institutional budgetary priorities and needs
  • Proficient in statistical analysis, revenue forecasting, financial modeling, project modeling and business plan development
  • Ability to develop and interpret reports, policies and forms, analyze problems and recommend solutions
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships and establish strong communication with the Academic and Administrative budget managers across the institution
  • Committed to creating a strong culture of customer service
  • Expertise in technology applications for budgeting and reporting
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the College community
  • Must be able to work well under pressure, meet deadlines and manage competing priorities effectively

Association Status: This is a non-union position.

To view the complete job description and apply, please visit www.colum.edu/EmploymentServices (Job ID 900172).

Application Guidelines:
Please submit cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references as ONE document (.doc .docx or .pdf) at the start of your application. Have a short title of the document, letter characters only. Upon successful submission, an e-mail notification will be sent to the e-mail provided in your application.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Columbia College Chicago encourages qualified female, LGBTQ, disabled, and minority individuals to apply for all positions.

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Position Announcement: Assistant Professor, Public Policy, The University of Georgia

Faculty Opening – Assistant Professor, Public Policy

The University of Georgia

The University of Georgia’s School of Public & International Affairs, Department of Public Administration and Policy invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in public policy. Appointment begins in August 2015. Candidates should demonstrate a substantive policy specialization, but the area of specialization is open. A Ph.D. in public policy, economics, public administration, political science, or other appropriate discipline is required. Teaching is predominately at the graduate level (2 courses per semester) and includes courses in quantitative methods, policy analysis, policy process, or program evaluation, and other substantive policy courses. Successful candidates will contribute to both our MPA and Ph.D. programs with a commitment to quality teaching, and evidence of research productivity. Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation.

Applications received by November 15, 2014 are guaranteed full consideration. Applications should be sent either as email attachments to bdcamp@uga.edu or by mail to: Public Policy Recruitment Committee, Department of Public Administration & Policy, School of Public & International Affairs, 204 Baldwin Hall, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-1615.

The University of Georgia is ranked 4th among Public Affairs schools by U.S. News & World Report.  For more information, visit www.padp.uga.edu.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

 

 

Position Announcement: Faculty, Public Management/Personnel Administration, The University of Georgia

Faculty Opening – Public Management/Public Personnel Administration

The University of Georgia

The Department of Public Administration and Policy in the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor position with appointment to begin in August 2015.  The position requires a research and teaching focus on public management; expertise and interest in the field of public personnel administration is desirable.  Ideal candidates will have the ability to teach core courses in the Master of Public Administration curriculum, such as public management, public personnel administration, public administration and democracy, organization theory, and research methods, as well as electives in public personnel administration and/or public management.  Evidence of high-quality research and an active research agenda along with a commitment to excellence in instruction are necessary.  Candidates with demonstrated success in securing external research funding are especially encouraged to apply.  A PhD in public administration, public affairs, political science, or a related field is required.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference.  Applicants invited for interviews may also be required to provide graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations, and/or example(s) of scholarly research. All applications received by November 1, 2014, are assured full consideration. Submit application materials either as email attachments to bdcamp@uga.edu or by mail to Public Management/Public Personnel Recruitment Committee, Department of Public Administration and Policy, School of Public and International Affairs, 204 Baldwin Hall, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-1615.

The University of Georgia is ranked 4th among Public Affairs Schools by U.S. News & World Report.  For more information, visit www.padp.uga.edu.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Position Announcement: Graduate School of Business & Public Policy, Naval Postgraduate School

Faculty Announcement – Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor

Graduate School of Business & Public Policy – Naval Postgraduate School

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The Graduate School of Business & Public Policy invites applications for an open rank tenure-track position in budgeting and financial management. Candidates must qualify to join the faculty as active teachers and scholars. They should possess a terminal degree, such as a PhD or its equivalent, in a relevant discipline, including (but not limited to) accounting, public policy or public administration. We are particularly interested in scholars with strong theoretical, methodological, and applied interest in national defense, federal government, and/or international financial management.  The successful applicant must be able to teach core courses in budgeting within the graduate program, in addition to one or more other courses within the curriculum. Applicants who have recently received a PhD (or expect to earn the degree before the start of the 2015-16 academic year) or who are already established scholars are encouraged to apply. The starting date for the candidate can range from July 1, 2015 to October 1, 2015.

Faculty members have access to the computing and library resources of a major research university, including financial databases such as Compustat. NPS follows a quarter systems and the normal teaching workload for business faculty is four courses a year. The Graduate School of Business and Public Policy at the Naval Postgraduate School is accredited by both NASPAA and AACSB.

Applications should be sent to Dean William Gates, Graduate School of Business & Public Policy, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA USA 93942, or by email attachment to busapp@nps.edu.  Questions about the position should be sent by email to the same address. Applications must include an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a writing sample. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For more information about GSBPP and NPS visit www.nps.edu. The Naval Postgraduate School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.