Management Concepts

Budgeting and Accounting: Making the Connection

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Nov 25—26, 2019
2 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 729
USD 364 per day
Jan 23—24, 2020
USD 729
Feb 20—21, 2020
2 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 729
USD 364 per day
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About the course

Gaining a deep understanding and insight into Federal budgeting and accounting is challenging for accountants and budgeteers alike. Eliminate your insecurities about the requirements of Federal budgeting and accounting with an introduction to these functions, as well as their integration into the Federal financial management process. Through a discussion-based class where you will share experiences with others in similar roles, you will learn about these concepts to improve your approach to financial management.

Learning Objectives

  • Make the connection between budgeting and accounting
  • Apply budget and accounting terminology appropriately
  • Track budgetary and proprietary accounting transactions through the budget execution process
  • Describe the use of the U.S. Government Standard General Ledger account structure
  • Relate budget obligations to agency assets, liabilities, and expenses
  • Determine unfunded budget requirements from accounting reports
  • Improve budget estimating with accounting information

Course Topics

Federal Budget Process

  • What Is a Budget?
  • Why Do We Budget?
  • Legal Foundations in the Federal Government
  • What Do We Budget For?
  • Phases of the Federal Budget Process
  • Agency Funds and Resources
  • Optional Exercise: Overview of Budgeting and Accounting

Introduction to Federal Accounting

  • What Is Accounting?
  • Accounting Cycle
  • Accounting in the Federal Government

Budgetary and Proprietary Accounting

  • Budgetary Accounting Process
  • Tracking Reimbursable Authority
  • Why Proprietary Accounting?
  • Basic Proprietary Accounting Equation
  • Expanded Proprietary Accounting Equation
  • Normal Balances
  • Integrating Budgetary and Proprietary Accounting
  • Accrual Basis of Accounting

Federal Financial Reporting

  • Objectives of Federal Financial Reporting
  • Expanded Financial Reporting
  • Content of Agency Financial Statements
  • Principal Statements
  • Using Financial Reports
  • Government Performance and Results Act Modernization Act of 2010
  • High-Performance Government

Making the Connection

  • Making the Connection

Who should attend

This course is designed for participants from several different backgrounds: accountants who want insight into Federal budgeting, budgeters who want insight into Federal accounting, and systems people who want a basic understanding of Federal budgeting and accounting to implement new financial systems.

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