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Brief Glossary of Financial Management Terms / Breve Glosario de Términos de Administración Financiera


This glossary, available in English and Spanish, is designed to help non-finance experts understand some of the terminology used in public agency financial management.

Public agency financial management frequently involves terms that are unfamiliar to non-experts. The definitions of these terms frequently rely on  other unfamiliar terms.

The glossary is available at right. The Institute welcomes links to these resources from agency websites.

Note that the glossary sometimes sacrifices complete technical accuracy in order to promote a general understanding of what a term means. Those who wish absolute technical accuracy should consult additional sources.

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