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Jody Smith

Jody Smith
Senior Account Advisor – Municipalities

Recent Posts

Looking Forward to a Multiyear Financial Forecast

Executing a multiyear financial projection can be a time consuming and complicated process, especially if you are starting the process for the first time.  However, city officials approaching this type of project with a strategic perspective will...

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The Good, the Bad and the Immaterial: Strategies for Defining and Sharing Financial Information

Management of a municipality’s budget is a never-ending game of three-dimensional chess played on the back of a flatbed truck. You have to consider every move you make from multiple angles and you never know when a bump in the road is going to...

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Redefining Transparency: Helping Stakeholders Better Understand Financial Data

Municipalities of all sizes share a common goal when it comes to making financial data transparent: just do it. Administrators know citizens and elected officials alike want to see for themselves how tax dollars were spent and how city programs...

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Three Major Money Related Issues Facing City or County Finance Officers in 2017

After more than thirty-five years serving in finance or budget related positions in three Iowa cities, I can attest that demands of the job are ever-increasing.  The number and complexity of challenges facing the modern city or county finance...

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