NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COUNTY ENGINEERS ACTION GUIDE SERIES, VOLUME II: COST RECORDS AND BUDGETS

Accepted procedures are presented that can aid a county engineer in updating cost records and budgeting procedures. Three systems (manual, machine, electronic data processing) of accounting procedure are discussed, and details are given of cash and acrual accounting. The criteria for selecting the system are also discussed. Steps that should be considered in establishing cost records for the road department are summarized. The use of numerical codes, functional or activity accounts, object accounts, equipment, labor, material, field departmental and historical records are considered, and the utilization of cost data (basic and comprehensive reports and report review) is discussed. The various aspects of the budget covered here include cost records, the functions of the auditor or accountant, budget funds, types of county budgets, budget committee, budget estimate, preparation of the budget, public hearings, and budget control. Notes on definitions and expenditure classifications (functional and object accounts) are appended.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Research performed in accordance with a contract from DOT, Federal Highway Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Association of County Engineers

    Linn County Courthouse
    Cedar Rapids, IA  USA  52401

    National Association of Counties Res Foundation

    308 Jacolyn Drive, NW
    Cedar Rapids, IA  USA  32405
  • Publication Date: 1972-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 70 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00172464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-7709
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 14 1978 12:00AM