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Budget and Revenue Refresher

Welcome to the IFAS Budget and Revenue Training Refresher. Click on any of the links in the table below to launch an online simulation -- with sound -- showing you how to use IFAS to complete the major forms for your budget packet and updating the revenue form for the Auditor's Office.

Form Number

Description

Link w/duration

Introduction Introduction to the program Introduction

BD_FORM_400 and BD_FORM_402

Budget summary, statistics, mission statement

Forms 400/402 (11 min.)

BD_FORM_401

Salary, supplies, services, miscellaneous items

Form 401 (8 min.)

BD_FORM_403 through BD_FORM_408, BD_FORM_413, and BD_FORM_415

Non-mandatory forms: travel, utilities, equipment, vehicles, capital improvements, etc. 

Forms 403-408, 413 and 415 (12 min.)

BD_FORM_412

Department/division organization chart 

Form 412 (1 min.)

BD_FORM_414 Budget document summary - 5-year projections

Form 414 (5 min.)

BD_FORM_3441 (with BD_FORM_410 and BD_FORM_411)

Position changes/new position requests

Forms 411 410 and 3441 (7 min.)

BD_FORM_323

Revenue estimates/projections 

Revenue Form 323 (4 min.) 


This program was designed for experienced budget and revenue users as well as a follow-up for new users who have attended the instructor-led budget and revenue class at the ITC Training Center.

Duration times shown are approximate. The simulations will run automatically in your browser; however, you can pause, rewind, or fast-forward through the screens at any time via the navigation bar that is displayed as the program runs.

 

Please note the following when viewing these demonstrations:

  • Each year, the information from the last target year is rolled into the new target year.
  • All screens are rolled except BDVEHICL and BDBUDGET.
  • Most users will only need to make updates.
  • The IFAS screens default to BROWSE mode.
  • You must be in the correct ledger when entering information for your department.
  • The demonstrations may display screens showing past fiscal years. Please enter the appropriate fiscal year when entering your budget information.

NOTE: The first time you click on a demonstration, the download process will take a few seconds to complete. Subsequent viewings of the demonstration should launch with little delay.

 

We hope these online demonstrations provide you with a solid understanding of the steps required to complete these BID forms in IFAS.