More stories about Accounting

  • Kilowatt Killers

    Getting the most out of energy-saving performance contracts.

  • Making it easy for public and the officials to 'get it'

  • Rule the Fuel

    Automated management enhances fleet efficiency and sustainability.

  • Breaking down the barriers

    Three Southeastern communities morph street centerline projects into interdepartmental and, in some cases, intergovernmental asset management programs.

  • Putting it All Together

    Nonresidential construction is expected to increase 5% this year and 4% next year according to some sources, and the 2008 Outlook—our annual survey of public works budget expectations mirrors these expectations.

  • What's it worth?

    Until 13 people were killed in the Minneapolis bridge collapse, the average citizen didn't think twice about roads or bridges except to complain about the occasional pothole or decry proposed fuel tax increases.

  • New regulation means new liabilities

    Here's a wrinkle to consider when preparing financial statements next year: Effective Dec. 15, 2007, a new accounting standard requires the disclosure of liabilities associated with contaminated properties. At minimum, this requirement may cause additional work and, at worst, it may burden some...

  • Every drop counts

    A new audit methodology determines loss by volume and cost, not loss-rate percentages, making “unaccounted-for” water the nation's largest untapped source of water.

  • 2007 Forecast: Variable Conditions

    At first glance, the forecast for the year ahead calls for clear skies. But dig a little deeper, and the outlook gets murkier. To get a handle on how public works departments are being financially supported in their efforts to care for the infrastructure, both on a day-to-day level as well as for...

  • A perfect circle

    Vance and her team at the Butler County Department of Environmental Services (BCDES) were set on starting up an environmental management system (EMS) in 2001, and nothing was going to stop them.