Governmental Accounting & Reporting

8 Credits: Accounting (Governmental)


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Governmental Accounting & Reporting

Course Level
CPE Credits

8 Credits: Accounting (Governmental)

Course Description

This course on accounting for governmental entities is intended to be used by anyone who would like to gain knowledge of accounting and financial reporting currently recommended for state and local governmental units. The course provides an overview of (1) the fundamental concepts underlying state and local governmental accounting and reporting, (2) the importance of budgetary accounting in government, and (3) the recognition rules and journal entries related to governmental financing. It also describes (1) the accounts and journal entries related to transactions specific to governmental entities, (2) the process of defining the governmental reporting entity, (3) the components of the comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR), (4) the reporting requirements for government- wide and fund-based financial statements, and (5) other required information in the CAFR.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Chapter 1

  •  Recognize major concepts of governmental accounting.
  •  Identify basic concepts for financial reporting in governmental accounting.
  •  Recognize the differences between the various governmental fund types.

Chapter 2

  •  Recognize the basic differences in financial reporting requirements of the different fund types.
  •  Identify how governmental funds are reported and rules for separate reporting as major funds.
  •  Recognize key elements of government-wide financial statements
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
September 5, 2023


Advanced Preparation


Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

Yellow Book Notice: Auditors must use professional judgment when determining and documenting if a course qualifies for Yellow Book in accordance with the Government Accountability Office, Government Auditing Standards, December 2018 Revision and Guidance on GAGAS Requirements for Continuing Professional Education.

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