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Instructor Profile



Pall Gudgeirsson is the Assistant City Manager and elected City Treasurer for the City of San Clemente, California where he has worked since 1992. He has a BA degree in Accounting from the University of Washington and an MBA in Finance from the University of Puget Sound. He is an instructor at California State University, Long Beach where he teaches budget and finance to police management personnel.

Pall served in the United States Air Force as a Police Officer; in Kitsap County, Washington as an Internal Auditor and Fiscal Officer; and Finance Director/Treasurer for the City of Redmond, Washington. He has served as a director for the Association of Public Treasurers and was responsible for developing that organization?s model Investment Policy and Certification Program. Pall also developed the City of San Clemente?s Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP) in 1992. The LTFP has been recognized on a national level including the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), Government Finance Review magazine and GFOA?s Recommended Budget Practices.

Pall has been has spoken to a number of state and national associations including the GFOA, Association of Public Treasurers of the United States & Canada, California League of Cities, California Debt & Investment Advisory Committee, California Municipal Treasurers Association, California Society of Municipal Finance Officers, Washington Municipal Treasurers Association, Washington Finance Officers Association, and the National Association of Counties. In 2001, he was a featured speaker at GFOA?s nationally televised satellite conference ?Budgeting for High Performance Organizations: New Models and Best Practices? from the PBS studios in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of an article in the April 2004 issue of Government Finance Review Magazine ?Be Prepared: Long Term Financial Planning in San Clemente, California?. He has also published the Quick Reference Guide to Municipal Budgeting, and is currently developing a Quick Reference Guide to Long Term Financial Planning.