About the course
Provides basic knowledge of local government accounting practices, budget preparation, and importance of records for accounting, control and auditing of public records. The difference between local government accounting practices and general accounting are also examined.
Course at a glance
- Aimed at individuals interested in moving into higher level responsibilities in the local government field; our student body includes municipal government employees in planning, corporate services, economic development, operations, finance, and more.
- Fully online asynchronous course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
- Participate in online discussions with peers from all over Canada and expand your professional network.
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you should be able to:
- Have an understanding of basic accounting transactions.
- Work with accounting transactions in the context of local government.
- Understand how transactions culminate in annual financial information.
- Gain appreciation of the accounting function in relation to other departments of the municipality.
- Understand the meaning and preparation of local government financial statements under the Public Sector Accounting Board standards.
- Interpret and explain local government financial statements
This course has no prerequisites
Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.
- A textbook is required for this course; details will be provided in the course syllabus.
- Additional learning materials are provided through eClass.
Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.