Unqualified Employees Not Promoted without Training

Have you ever promoted an employee to a position they were not qualified for? Today’s challenging labor market can cause us to promote employees who are not qualified.  Even worse, sometimes we promote employees without realizing that “we” may want their promotion more than “they” do, which is why they often do not succeed.  This… Read More »

Build Better Budgets for your City

BETTER BUDGETING Makes Your Organization More COMPETITIVE when securing resources to FINANCE COMMUNITY INITIATIVES! Prepare Better BUDGETS that MARKET Your Community! Many public administrators with antiquated budgets say they want a better budget for their organization, but few are willing to put in the work to make it happen. What do the naysayers say? But… Read More »

New Software Will Not Fix Accounting Issues

New Accounting Software will NOT FIX Your Accounting Issues. The time does come when an organization needs to invest in a new accounting software, or even better, an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning ) system. However, if you make a decision to invest in a new “super-duper” accounting software as a solution to FIX ACCOUNTING ISSUES,… Read More »

Investment Yields vs Inflation at LAIF

Local Government Agencies: Are Your Interest Earnings Greater than the 7% Inflation Rate? As a municipal finance officer (i.e., CFO, Finance Director, etc.), it is usually our job to invest the idle cash balances of our local government.  But some finance officers don’t have the time (or the expertise) to spend the hour or two… Read More »

Take Time to Sharpen Your Saw!

Read article below or click here to watch video How long have you been sitting at your desk? Or rather, how long have you been sitting at your desk chair? No matter how busy you are, or how busy you need to appear, nothing that you’re working on at your organization right now, is worth… Read More »

Look Forward to 2023 with Enthusiasm!

The 2022 year is behind us now. How quickly time flew by! Today is December 31, 2022 and it feels like the end of a 3-year “life changing” event.  Read below or click to watch video. We have lall earned to live with COVID since 2020.  Even though we will still have COVID in 2023,… Read More »

Accounting Clerks Vital to Accounting

Accounting Clerks are vital to the financial accounting and reporting systems that organizations employ to prepare financial statements and reports. Read article below or click here to watch video Most Accounting Clerks enter only “one side” of accounting transactions by virtue of doing their jobs in Accounts Payable, Payroll, Cash Receipts, Utility Billing, and other… Read More »