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Governmental Accounting

Date(s): April 29, 2014 - April 30, 2014
Time: Please arrive between 7:30 and 7:45 am for check-in. This is a 1 1/2 day class. Class will start at 8 am and end at 5 pm on the first day. Class on the second day will start at 8 am and end at 12 noon.
Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 12
Registration Fee: $325

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Target Audience:

This course is designed for individuals with a basic understanding of governmental accounting and wish to expand their understanding of the principals and theory that supports the accounting activity.

Course Description:

Governmental accounting (fund accounting) continues to be a challenge due the fact that the function is continually changing and will continue to do so for several years to come.  The course is designed to give the attendee a broader background and understanding of the fundamentals of fund accounting and related internal controls

In this course the individuals will be presented with background information for:

  • A brief history of the generally accepted accounting standards that represent the framework for governmental accounting today
  • An overview of governmental accounting

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Restate why the accounting structure is different from for-profit accounting,
  • Summarize the fundamentals of funds, how they are structured, and the appropriate use of each,
  • Describe revenue accounting, and financial reporting,
  • Demonstrate expenditure (expense) accounting, and
  • Develop and monitor internal controls.
  • Navigate construction contracts to ensure your company/organization's interests are served.