Do you have a deep love for Excel?
Excel is inescapable in the world of budgeting, for better and worse. For all of the program's strengths, there are a number of factors that hold a forward-thinking, Excel-driven government back when it comes to agile, effective, and collaborative budgeting.Join this webinar to hear from our panel of experts on:
- The pros and cons of Excel use in the budgeting process
- How to leverage modern budgeting software to augment your Excel use and increase efficiency in the budgeting process
- Three strategies for improving Excel-based budgeting
- And more!
Mark Welch, Customer
Administrative Services/Finance Director
City of Ashland, OR
Vice President, Government Finance Solutions
Before joining OpenGov, Mike served as the Finance Director of Ukiah, California, and the Assistant Finance Director of Monterey, California, where he was responsible for Budget, CAFR and operational reporting. Previously, he held CFO positions at Silicon Valley start-up and a non-profit organization that provided federal and state-funded job training services. Mike has also held positions with Blue Shield of California, Wells Fargo and ADP. He holds an MS in Instructional Science and Technology from California State University Monterey Bay and a BS in Accounting from San Jose State University. He served with the U.S. Army Security Agency in Vietnam and Japan.
Vice President of Product Management
Caitlin is a product leader with experience developing modern user friendly tools that drive automation and efficiency for complex financial processes. Prior to working to develop these solutions she spent over 20 years in Finance and Accounting where she gained valuable in depth knowledge of how companies handle budgeting, accounting, and finance. Caitlin is responsible to ensure our products meet customers needs, are technically accurate and meet best practices in the government sector. She also serves as a volunteer member of the GFOA Budget Book review team.
Director of Government Finance Solutions
Charlie Francis is a municipal finance expert. He has more than forty years of local government financial management experience in both the public and private sector, including twenty years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, he served as the Director of Administrative Services and Treasurer for the City of Sausalito where he earned the unofficial title of "OpenGov super user". He has also served as a finance manager of the Town of Colma, CA and as a CFO and acting City Manager for the Cities of Indian Wells, CA and Tracy, CA.