Governmental Accounting & Financial Reporting
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This course covers the fundamentals of governmental accounting and financial reporting: concepts, standards, and procedures with a special emphasis on North Carolina laws and regulation. It is one of the core courses for the finance officers' certification program. The class uses lectures, class discussions, and practical exercises to address a number of topics, including the Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act, the role of the Local Government Commission, and extensive work with the governmental GAAP environment including the elements of fund accounting and external financial reporting.
Certification Questions: See the links on the right side of this page for the information you need to know.
Lectures, exercises, case studies, and group discussions
Each participant must have completed successfully the Introduction to Local Government Finance seminar or an acceptable substitute, such as the successful completion of the first semester of a typical first-year course in Accounting Principles offered by North Carolina universities, colleges, and community colleges. Years of experience in a finance office, without formal training in the rudiments of accounting, will not qualify as the prerequisite.
Topics - Local and State Government
- General Structure and Authority
- Local Government Finance
Who should attend
Experienced finance officers and finance staff; each participant should bring a copy of his or her entity's latest annual financial report.