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 Sharing Financial Information          
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Presenting and Understanding Financial Information - A Practical Guide for Aboriginal Leadership

    This guide is written for Aboriginal elected leadership. It provides a basic introduction to the financial responsibilities of elected leaders including: short and long term planning; budget approval and review; establishing a financial policy; decision-making based on financial information; approval of financial statements ; the nature and format of financial information and reports that should be reviewed; the audit; and, financial communication with the community.
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Strategic Management & Accountability for First Nations – Best Practices to Consider


Organizational success is closely linked with the ability of leaders to manage strategically -understanding what strategic management is all about provides an opportunity to make improvements in planning and accountability type activities.

This publication will provide Aboriginal leaders with key information about strategic management and accountability and highlight some best practices that will help enhance the quality of Aboriginal practices in planning and accountability. There are 5 sections:

  1. Introduction
  2. Accountability and related issues
  3. Strategic management
  4. Best practices
  5. Sources of information

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