Abstract: Unlike Bulgarian accounting theory and practice, global accounting theory and practice treat budgeting and analysis as a whole. The situation in our country in recent years has introduced a new concept of business budgeting. Managers already need to have a plan for the operation of an entity in following and future reporting periods and to link corporate planning and the process of performance assessment. Accounting staff have felt a strong need to set budget indicators and to compare actual performance to these budget indicators. In this way, the concept of "accounting budgeting" has been gradually introduced in our country. It refers to the process of determining the quantity and value of sales, production, costs, investments in non-current tangible and intangible assets, current assets and liabilities, cash receipts and payments and more. The end result, or the so-called product of the budgeting process, is presented on paper in the form of a document named "a budget" (a plan).
Abstract: This article discusses the theoretical and practical aspects of medium-term planning and budgeting at local level in contemporary Ukraine. The author emphasises that the completion of functions by local authority bodies in Ukraine require the realisation of effective measures and actions guaranteed by corresponding budgetary programmes. One significant aspect of the problem is the effectiveness of monitoring the completion of local budget programmes.
The article contains particular proposals regarding the budgetary reform carried out in Ukraine – the introduction of medium-term budget planning at both state and local level.