Week 5 – Assignment: Depict an Implementation Plan for an Improved Budget Process
As the finance director of your selected governmental entity with an approved finance strategy, the next step is to develop an implementation plan to improve your annual budget process. Consider the full cycle and draft the plan to start on the first day of the fiscal year.
For this assignment, you will develop an annotated 5 to 7-page process improvement plan which includes the following elements:
- Annual cycle
- Long-term perspective
- Timeframes, process, and sub-steps
- Process Improvement
Consider how you will track the effectiveness of the budget, finance, and capital planning programs, including performance measures, revenue forecasting, estimation, and public awareness and interaction. To develop the plan, use any tool which can depict timelines and dependencies, including Google Sheet, Microsoft Project or PowerPoint, or Asana.
Length: 5 to 7-page paper, not including title and reference pages
References: Include a minimum of 3 scholarly resources.
The completed assignment should address all of the assignment requirements, exhibit evidence of concept knowledge, and demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the content presented in the course. The writing should integrate scholarly resources, reflect academic expectations and current APA standards, and adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.