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Course overview

Master the skills necessary to build an accurate and defensible budget compliant with the strict standards of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Explore the many challenges facing our nation as we seek to improve accountability, productivity, and meaningful reporting to name just a few.

This course is part of the Master Certificate in Federal Financial Management (MCFFM).

This course aligns with the following DoD financial management competencies:
DoD FM CompetencyProficiency LevelHours
Budget Concepts, Policies and Principles 3 8
Budget Formulation, Justification and Presentation 3 22
Fundamentals and Operations of Budget 1 2

Please note: Effective October 1, 2017, the length of this course will change to 3 days and the credit will change to 24 CPE.

Who should attend?

Budget analysts and financial management specialists who assist in the preparation of their organization's budget submission and compile cost data and other information to contribute to decisions about future program activities, funding and budget strategies. Participants should be familiar with budget principles as taught in Introduction to Federal Budgeting (BUDG7001D).

Level: Intermediate.

Learning outcomes

  • Effectively use essential budget concepts and terminology effectively
  • Implement effective tools and techniques in documenting, presenting and justifying a budget
  • Explain the relationship between the current and prior year budgets and the budget year strategic plan
  • Use effective techniques for formulating a budget that adhere to the requirements set forth in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-11
  • Describe the presidential and congressional directed performance evaluation process
  • Describe the steps for building a budget and effectively determine budget requirements that reflect the mission and strategic plan of your program
  • Develop a performance budget in accordance with the requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (GPRA) and the GPRA Modernization Act of 2010

Course outline

Syllabus -- Budget Formulation, BUDG7101D, Grad. School, USDA

Day one of four

  • Brief Review and Overview
    • Terms and concepts
    • The budget process and participants
    • Documentation/schedule

  • Preparing for Building a Budget
    • Review prior budget submissions
    • Validate baseline
    • Receive the call

Day two of four

  • Determining Requirements and Justifying
    • Allotment advice examples
    • Distribution nomenclature (outlays, cost measurement)
    • Characteristics of an obligation
    • Funds control liability and responsibility
    • Prepare sub-allotment advice
      1. Status of funds document
      2. Performance
      3. Examples

Day three of four

  • Building A Budget

  • Documenting, Presenting, and Justifying
    • Present and defend the budget
    • Make internal program adjustments and markup budget

Day four of four

  • Understanding Actions Taken on Your Budget
    This module is designed to teach students what happens next in the process. They have no further ability to impact, but they should understand.
    • Understanding OMB action and review
    • Understanding Congressional action and review

  • Course Wrap-up

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