This course will provide an overview of the differences between public and private sector budgeting, performance budgeting, revenue analysis and forecasting, property taxes and the millage setting process, expenditure analysis and forecasting, communicating the budget and budget document, and monitoring the budget.

Course Outline

Please note there are two methods to register for this course. Click the Single Registration button to register and pay online. To request an invoice, click the Single Registration button, and then select Checkout. Log in with your account information. Under payment method, select "Request for Invoice." Once you click this option, you must then select "Company Invoice" under Choose Payment Method. You will receive an email with the invoice attached.

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • recall the difference between governmental versus private sector budgeting

  • recognize how performance measures are linked to budgeting

  • compare different projection techniques and classify issues in revenue projections

  • calculate property taxes based on the tax digest and millage information

  • define the requirements related to the Notice of Property Tax Increase

  • recall the rating criteria for the Distinguished Budget Presentation Awards Program

  • recall state law as it pertains to budget amendments


Credits: Participants will earn 12.5 CPE, 1.2 CEU, 12 Contact Hours

Attendance Policy: Our classroom training requires attendance during all parts of the instructional program. Instructors are required to take attendance and cannot approve student absences during class time. Please carefully consider your schedule when selecting class dates.

Field of Study: Finance

Who Should Attend? This course is for local government accounting and financial reporting professionals and others responsible for oversight and administration of a local government’s finances.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Live for classroom and Group Internet-Based for online

University of Georgia, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: https://www.nasbaregistry.org

Contact: For more information regarding refunds, concerns, and program cancellation policies, please contact Sue Joe, suejin@uga.edu.


None Introductory Budget is a prerequisite for this course.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Intermediate Budget for Local Government Virtual Live
W, Th
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Jan 11, 2023 to Jan 12, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Carl Vinson Institute of Government Locations
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee $299.00
Section Notes

No refund (100% service charge) if cancelled less than one day before the session start date.

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