The fiscal responsibilities in social services agencies are demanding and varied.  Those with fiscal responsibilities are often expected to be a manager, supervisor, analyst, skilled technician and advisor.  County administrators and program managers exert pressure on quality service from fiscal representatives.  Those with fiscal authority are expected to understand the financial impacts for all programs and provide detailed analysis and recommendations to administration and program managers.  They must also act as an interpreter so program staff can understand the implications of funding and claiming on their programs.  In order to accomplish these varied and difficult tasks, fiscal managers must continually dedicate time to update their professional practices and to remain current on all program changes and fiscal policy decisions.

This institute provides fiscal administrators an opportunity to learn and update their professional practices, and connect with their peers who can share hands-on experience.  This session takes participants through an entire fiscal year.  The training covers key concepts, practices and tools, and provides access to professionals who will contribute the academic and practical guidance required for a good fiscal manager.  

Topics Covered

Funding – Explore All Sources

  • State
  • Federal
  • Realignment
  • Grants State Budget Process
  • Subvention process
  • Budget review and analysis

Allocations

  • Methodologies for all allocations
  • Maximizing funding sources Introduction to Programs
  • Overviews of social services programs
  • Connecting financial analysis to programs

Time Studies

  • Cost allocations
  • Claiming methodology

Revenue (AA190)

  • Revenue tracking techniques
  • Identification of revenue sources

Mock Claim

  • Value of a mock claim in testing and validating revenue, budget projections and policy changes
  • Approaches to developing a mock claim
  • Tricks and traps to the process

Closeout and Year-End Reconciliation

  • Adjustments
  • Balancing the books

State Budget Process

  • Subvention process
  • Budget review and analysis

Time Studies

  • Cost allocations
  • Claiming methodology

Introduction to Programs

  • Overviews of social services programs
  • Connecting financial analysis to programs

Claiming

  • Claiming rules for administration and assistance
  • Best practices
  • Claiming simulations
  • Claiming tools
  • Claiming reports

County Budget Process

  • Identifying needs
  • Fiscal forecasting

Management Reporting

  • Spending plan
  • Reporting financial outcomes
Course Code
343200