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AJS 522 Week 1 DQ 1 AJS 522 Week 1 DQ 2 AJS 522 Week 1 Individual Assignment Expenditures and Revenues Matrix and Summary AJS 522 Week 2 DQ 1 AJS 522 Week 2 DQ 2 AJS 522 Week 2 Policing in Kelsey Budget Report AJS 522 Week 3 DQ 1 AJS 522 Week 3 DQ 2 AJS 522 Week 3 Reforms and Shortcomings Presentation AJS 522 Week 4 DQ 1 AJS 522 Week 4 DQ 2 AJS 522 Week 4 Chemical Dependency Counseling in Prison AJS 522 Week 4 The City of San Diego Public Finance Proposal AJS 522 Week 5 DQ 1 AJS 522 Week 5 DQ 2 AJS 522 Week 5 Financial Contingency Planning Sources of Funding Paper ************************************************* AJS 522 Week 1 DQ 1 (UOP)

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.ajs522expert.com What is the decision process that leads to making important financial decisions? What factors are taken into account before making a decision? What are some of the specific analytical tools used in public finance and budgeting? How are these tools effectively used within public and government agencies? ************************************************* AJS 522 Week 1 DQ 2 (UOP)

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Explain how budget formats channel thought. Explain how formats can direct thought to and highlight general policy matter, budget balancing issues, and improvement of the quality of government management. Government accounting systems are different from business accounting systems. Why? Explain. ************************************************* AJS 522 Week 1 Individual Assignment Expenditures and Revenues Matrix and Summary (UOP)

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.ajs522expert.com Resources: Matrix Worksheet, located on the student webpage. Create a matrix identifying the roles, expenditures, and revenue for the federal, state, and local levels of government. Select three revenue sources in public budgeting. Summarize and describe each revenue source and which fund the source should fall under or be tracked in. ************************************************* AJS 522 Week 2 DQ 1 (UOP)

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What are cost descriptors as they are applied to budgeting? How are these cost descriptors effectively used in the budgeting process? Explain.

What is Cost-Benefit analysis? How is Cost-Benefit analysis used at the different levels of public budgeting and governmental and nonprofit accounting? Explain. ************************************************* AJS 522 Week 2 DQ 2 (UOP)

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.ajs522expert.com Compare and contrast line-item budgeting, program budgeting, and performance budgeting. Which one would you use? Explain why you would prefer one over another.


Budgeting is a continuous process. Explain this statement ************************************************* AJS 522 Week 2 Policing in Kelsey Budget Report (UOP)

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Resources: Review the City of Kelsey under the Government tab of the Virtual Organization site. Access the public records of Kelsey under the City Government to familiarize yourself with the city’s budget and financial report. Review the following scenario: You work as a budget director for the mayor of Kelsey and recently you have been getting numerous complaints from citizens about the increase in crime in the City of Kelsey and public demands for more police officers. The population of Kelsey has grown, creating increases in crime. The mayor has communicated to you as the budget director that this past year is the highest increase in crime in the city’s history. The federal government has reduced the federal pass-through money for the state, and the budgeting group needs to revamp the budget for the coming year. In addition to the limited budget, there has been a recent budgetary reform at the federal level, which has put additional pressure on local police agencies to use the federal money before it expires. The state Chief’s of Police Association is lobbying the state for a 15% public safety tax for a temporary 3-year period in order to make up the deficit. The state legislature and local governments are wary of adding any additional new taxes on citizens. In addition, the state’s Sierra Club organization is putting pressure on state and local government to hire less police officers, build more prisons, and develop the state’s infrastructure. The mayor has pointed out that the likelihood of getting any increase in tax money from the state is slim. The mayor has called a meeting with your budget staff, the Chief of Police and staff to address the following issues and come up with a solution that is politically feasible. In the meeting, the mayor reminds them that if he or she is not re-elected the new incumbent will replace their jobs. Create a 1,400-1,750- word report in which you, as the budget officer, which details the following: • How the changes affect the fiscal cycle of your budgeting. • How the preparation, execution, and evaluation of the budgeting cycle would change. • Your budgeting approach based on the changes and the reasons. • Differences of the chosen budgeting approach from those not used. • A plan to address the crime issue.


• Summary of the cost-benefit analysis of your plan. Format your paper according to APA standards. ************************************************* AJS 522 Week 3 DQ 1 (UOP)

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How do you assess inventory, personnel, and infrastructure costs that affect the overall budget? Explain. What are all of the required components of preparing a budget? Who is involved? What other external influences and considerations need to be taken into account? ************************************************* AJS 522 Week 3 DQ 2 (UOP)

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How is a budget managed and controlled? What are the various techniques and tools used? Explain. What are the common pitfalls one can anticipate in budget execution, and how can budget execution system design assist in minimizing these pitfalls? Compare and contrast budget and administrative controls. ************************************************* AJS 522 Week 3 Reforms and Shortcomings Presentation (UOP)

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Resources: Use the City of Kelsey of the Virtual Organization to evaluate how reform movements and financial shortcomings affect the city’s operating budget. Create a PowerPoint presentation with speaker notes that provides a


brief description of these changes and their effect on budgeting. Include the following in the presentation. • Identify two major budgetary reform movements (e.g. zero-based budgeting versus performance-based budgeting) and its affect on the city’s budget. • Explain how these two major movements would affect the state and local levels if given a decline in federal funding. How would this affect criminal justice organizations? • Compare and contrast the various methods of short-term financing. • Compare and contrast various budget management techniques. Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines. ************************************************* AJS 522 Week 4 Chemical Dependency Counseling in Prison (UOP)

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AJS 522 Week 4 Chemical Dependency Counseling in Prison ************************************************* AJS 522 Week 4 DQ 1 (UOP)

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What are the different components of a budget control system? Explain their importance. What are the various applications and methods of cost control? How does cost control affect the overall budget cycle? Explain. ************************************************* AJS 522 Week 4 DQ 2 (UOP)

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What is meant by the term cost when determining what costs should be assigned to a capital asset?

What approach should be used to measure capital asset impairment loss that results from physical damage to the capital asset? ************************************************* AJS 522 Week 4 The City of San Diego Public Finance Proposal (UOP)

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Continue preparing for the Learning Team assignment, Final Project: Public Finance Proposal and Presentation, due in Week Six. Submit Final Project Summary Draft ************************************************* AJS 522 Week 5 DQ 1 (UOP)

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What is financial contingency planning? What are the key concepts of contingency planning? Explain the importance of having a financial contingency plan and the negative effects of not having one. How do sources of temporary funding help in contingency planning? Explain how other forms of assistance, funding, and assets are acquired. ************************************************* AJS 522 Week 5 DQ 2 (UOP)

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How do public agencies calculate the costs that are associated with catastrophic events? Explain.


Distinguish between governmental activities and business-type activities. Provide examples of each. ************************************************* AJS 522 Week 5 Financial Contingency Planning Sources of Funding Paper (UOP)

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Resources: Use project previously selected public program used in the Week Four assignment, Influences within Public Programs. Write a 1,750-word to 2,400-word paper in which you evaluate these possible sources of revenue, temporary assistance, and funding assets as part of Financial Contingency Planning. Be sure to address the following sources in your paper: • Public-private partners • Non-profits • Bond issuance • Grants • Multi-level government financing • Effects of taxation • Evaluate the role that financial efficiency will play in obtaining this funding at the state and local levels • How you would go about identifying the sources of funds for the project Format your paper according to APA standards. ************************************************* AJS 522 Week 6 DQ 1

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Compare and contrast revenue bonds, general bonds, general obligation bonds, short-term borrowing, and creative financing. What criteria can you use to judge the correct level of state or local debt? Justify the criteria set ************************************************* AJS 522 Week 6 DQ 2

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What type of knowledge and skill do analysts need for exposure identification and risk evaluation? What types of continuous direction and careful attention connote excellent risk management? Compare the manner in which budgetary accounting is accomplished in a federal agency with that of a municipality. ************************************************* AJS 522 Week 6 The City of San Diego Public Finance Proposal Paper and Presentation

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