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Business

Public Administration Budgeting & Finance

Liberty University
Lynchburg,
VA
PADM-702
Curriculum:
PhD
Advance
Public Administration Budgeting & Finance
Research
Paper: Fiscal Condition Analysis Assignment Instructions
Overview
Sound fiscal health is imperative to ensuring the effective
operation of governments. Thus, governments should periodically assess their
financial condition. Performing a financial condition analysis can provide governments
with valuable information on the current and future state of their finances. The
analysis can highlight potential fiscal problems and provide information
necessary for corrective action. By taking action to address weaknesses and
strengthen fiscal health, government can better ensure that resources are
available to fund the level and quality of services expected by taxpayers.
Instructions
For this assignment you will write
an 8-10-pages (not including
title page, reference page, and any appendices). More specifically, you
will need to:
1)
Develop
a fiscal condition analysis of Maumelle, Arkansas analyzing the most recent
three-year revenue and expenditures data of Maumelle, Arkansas.
2)
Utilize
Excel Tools and charts to compute and create tables to create a fiscal
condition analysis for Maumelle, Arkansas.
Your fiscal condition analysis
will focus on the five (5) most important financial indicators for local
governments:
·
Total
Revenues
·
Property
Taxes
·
Sales
Taxes
·
Operating
Expenditures
·
Personnel
Costs
To successfully complete this
assignment, please refer to the assignment resource: Research Paper: Fiscal
Condition Analysis Assignment Guide located in the Assignment Instructions
folder.
This is a Doctoral-level research
assignment designed to test your ability to carefully research, effectively
organize, and concisely communicate a nuanced understanding of the concepts and
issues raised in the assignment. While the minimum page limit is short (as is
often the case in public policy/public administration briefings), students are
expected to craft efficient, highly substantive papers. You are expected to
comport with the highest writing, research, and ethical standards. Additionally,
to do well on this assignment, you must conduct high-quality research and offer
rich, well-supported analysis; mere opinion or conjecture will not suffice.
There must be no careless or simple grammatical errors such as misspellings,
incomplete sentences, comma splices, instances of faulty noun/verb agreement,
etc. Such errors will result in significant point deductions.
The text of this research paper
must be 8-10 pages (not including title page, reference page, and any
appendices). This paper must be in current APA format with 1-inch margins and
12-pt Times New Roman font. You must also include a title page and reference
page. You must include citations to a sufficient number of appropriate professionals,
scholarly, or other appropriate sources to fully support your assertions and
conclusions (which will likely require more than the minimum number of
citations); each paper must contain citations to the course texts book,
assigned readings, and a minimum of 5 additional sources not including the course
textbooks, assigned readings, and the Bible, which should include a minimum of 3-5
biblical integration references.
* 8-10 total complete pages that do not include the
title and reference page.
* APA 7th addition formatting
* 12-pt Times New Roman font
*Title Page
* Reference Page
* 5 sources from the assigned
reading.
* 5 additional sources
* 3-5 biblical references
Note: Your
assignment will be checked for originality via the SafeAssign plagiarism tool.
Plagiarism
in any form is strictly prohibited and may result in failure of the assignment,
failure of the course, and/or removal from the program. It is your
responsibility to ensure that you fully understand what constitutes the various
forms of plagiarism and to avoid all forms of plagiarism.