17 03, 2016

Notice of Account Closure from Bank of America

March 17th, 2016|

Question: Last year, the City of South Gate received a letter from Bank of America notifying us that they will no longer provide banking services to us. We’d like to know what other cities received similar notices, if any. Download: Survey Results on Notice of Account Closure from Bank of America, 3-14-2016

16 03, 2016

List of Fee Study and Cost Allocation Firms

March 16th, 2016|

Question: The City of Watsonville is releasing a cost allocation and fee study RFP. I would appreciate if you could share the name and contact information of a firm which worked with you in preparing either a cost allocation plan or a fee study. Download: Survey Results for a List of Fee Study and Cost Allocation Firms, [...]

16 03, 2016

Consultants Doing Financial Policies and Procedures

March 16th, 2016|

Question: Please provide information for consultants who do financial policies and procedures work. Results: Jennifer Bower Director of Administrative Services Regional Governmental Services jbower@rgs.ca.gov 650.587.7316 ----- Kelly, I would suggest asking for a full set of financial policies from members of the group list.  Don’t pay to develop something that already exists and that your fellow [...]

16 03, 2016

Scanning AP Invoices

March 16th, 2016|

Question: If you are currently scanning your AP invoices for distribution or records retention/archiving purpose, please share with us some information about your AP operations: Are you currently scanning your AP invoices for distribution or records retention/archiving? Brand name, model#, and cost of the scanner Name of software (if applicable), functionalities, and cost Name of the [...]

14 08, 2015

Collection Agencies

August 14th, 2015|

What collection agency do you currently use for business licensing and/or other collection accounts? Download: Collection Agencies Survey, City of San Leandro Accounting Manger Salary Survey, City of La Palma

23 07, 2015

Custodial bank

July 23rd, 2015|

What custodial bank(s) do you use? Contact information (name, phone and/or email address) Please share comments on services provided. (i.e., poor, fair, adequate, exceptional) 3rd Party Custodial Bank

8 07, 2015

Pension Obligation Bond Analysis

July 8th, 2015|

Have you retained a financial consultant within the last three years to help develop a white paper on the pros and cons of pension obligation bonds (POB) for your Council or Board? We have a board member and a few customers that are very interested in issuing pension obligation bonds to reduce our retirement liability. [...]

2 07, 2015

AB 113 – Potential losses due to reimbursement agreements

July 2nd, 2015|

I received a list from the League of CA Cities that consisted of “self-reported” cities that have reimbursement agreements that would be lost if AB 113 passes. I combined the League’s listing with the listing I compiled from CSMFO group list responses. Attached is the combined list and the list that I received from the [...]

10 06, 2015

Online Payment Processor Indemnification

June 10th, 2015|

Authorize.net Indemnification Clause

7 10, 2014

Survey Results: Social Security

October 7th, 2014|

Download: Social Security ListServ responses