Category: Beyond Bean Counting

Beyond Bean Counting: From the Director’s Desk

This is the final installment of a four-part series on how local government finance officers can make a BIG impact when given a seat at the table!  Mike Bailey is Finance Director of Redmond, Washington. He’s worked in local government finance since 1980, and he’s seen firsthand how the approach taken by finance professionals has … Continued

Beyond Bean Counting: Leader vs. Manager

This is the third installment of a four-part series on how local government finance officers can make a BIG impact when given a seat at the table!  In two earlier posts, here and here, we looked at how and why financial professionals can become involved in more areas of local government to benefit themselves and … Continued

Beyond Bean Counting: How to Lead

This is the second installment of a four-part series on how local government finance officers can make a BIG impact when given a seat at the table!  In a previous post, we looked at why finance professionals can help their organizations and themselves by assuming a leadership role in strategic planning. For those who want … Continued

Beyond Bean Counting: Leading from the Finance Department

This is the first installment of a four-part series written by ELGL member organization Management Partners on how local government finance officers can make a BIG impact when given a seat at the table. Be honest: do you sometimes see finance officers as giant buzzkills who come in at the end of all the hard … Continued

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