Finance for Nonfinancial Managers
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A basic understanding of federal financial management helps you become more effective in your job. Learn how to be a prudent financial steward, work with budgets, meet financial requirements, ensure that funds are used consistently within their appropriations and prioritize projects to employ limited resources efficiently.
“The course was perfect; it was just what a nonfinancial manager needs. I particularly liked the big-picture emphasis.” –Class participant
OPM Competency: Financial Management
MSL Credit Hours: 1
- Examine the link between financial information and program management
- Manage funds to their appropriations requirement
- Identify trends to meet future budget goals
Insider’s Budget Process
Examine the federal budget process and the formulation of the president’s budget, the congressional budget and appropriations. Receive a comprehensive overview of the policy decisions involved. Determine how to best position your organization during funding decisions. And learn how nongovernmental organizations engage in important budget deliberations.
“Now, I’m much better prepared to work successfully with the White House, the Office of Management and Budget, and Congress to achieve my agency goals.” – Class participant
OPM Competency: Political Savvy
MSL Credit Hours: 1
Brookings scholars, policymakers, foreign diplomats, and corporate professionals are the types of speakers who will share their insights within this course.
- Navigate complex administration and congressional budgetary processes
- Understand the components of the federal budget and how they drive policy decisions
- Review potential policy changes for both discretionary and nondiscretionary spending