Preparation The financial department has reviewed your unit’s operating budget and has asked you to submit an executive summary that provides support for your budget proposal. Your challenge is to position your unit favorably within an environment of competing demands for limited funding. Write an executive summary of the operating budget you prepared in Assessment 2 that makes a compelling case for why funds should be allocated for your budget. Outline a strategic plan that ensures profitability and fiscal success. Present a plan to meet staff productivity goals, while staying within budget parameters. Justify equipment and service costs. Analyze department, unit, or project alignment with the organization’s mission and goals.