Management Concepts

Governmental Environment

Available dates

Jan 31, 2020
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 479
USD 479 per day
Feb 26, 2020
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 479
USD 479 per day
Apr 1, 2020
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 479
USD 479 per day
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About the course

Financial management professionals will examine the ways government entities differ from private entities and how they interact at the Federal, state, and local levels. As part of the Certified Government Financial Manager® (CGFM®) series, you will learn the realities of public accountability, and gain an understanding of government organization and interaction at all levels.

Learning Objectives

  • Outline concepts and realities of public accountability
  • Understand government organization—at all levels
  • Comprehend interaction among levels of government
  • Understand what to tax and why

Course Topics

Organization and Structure of Government

  • Levels of Government
  • Branches of Government
  • Government Components
  • Authorities and Responsibilities of Government
  • Types of Governmental Entities

Legal Foundations of the Government Financial Environment

  • Government Sovereignty
  • The Budget Process Examined
  • Legal and Other Budgetary Controls

Government Management Cycle

  • Planning
  • Programming
  • Budgeting
  • Operations
  • Accounting
  • Reporting
  • Auditing

Government Financing Process

  • Tax Policies
  • Tax Types
  • Overview: Government Debt

Public Accountability

  • Concepts and Definitions of Accountability
  • Stakeholders in Accountability
  • Demonstrating and Assessing Accountability

Ethics in Government

  • Professional & Ethical Responsibilities
  • Sources of Ethical Guidelines
  • Keys to Ethical Behavior

Electronic Services in Government

  • Electronic Delivery of Services
  • Social Media and Governance
  • E-Government Ethics

Who should attend

This course is designed for financial management professionals who are interested in learning more about the governmental environment at the Federal, state, and local level.

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