The city in which you live provides its budget information in monthly budgetary control reports with each month representing 1/12th of the overall budget. You overhear several managers discussing the budget at a community meeting. You were surprised to hear that half of the managers liked this process and that the other half felt that it did not adequately match their expenses.
Discuss the issues regarding the preparation of the budgets and why half of the departments liked the process and why the other half did not like the process. Complete the following:
- Give examples of 1 department on each side of this controversy.
- Can the budgeting process be made more reflective of the work actually being completed?
- Explain your answer.