Best Practices in Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting - January 23, 2013

Group Internet-based course
Prerequisites: None
Course level: Basic
CPE credits: 2

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm (Eastern)



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Who Will Benefit
Accounting and auditing professionals who serve state and local governments.


The Government Finance Officers Association has issued thirty best practices and advisories on key aspects of accounting, auditing, and financial reporting for state and local governments. These recommendations cover a broad range of specific topics, from the appropriate level of fund balance in the general fund to the use of trend data (including guidance on audit committees, maintaining control over noncapitalized assets, selecting capitalization thresholds, estimating the useful lives of capital assets, documenting accounting policies and procedures, improving the effectiveness of fund accounting, establishing an internal audit function, popular reporting, and more). This session will
combine lecture and exercises to explore this rich source of practical guidance.


Seminar Objectives

To thoroughly familiarize participants with the GFOA’s best practices and advisories on accounting, auditing, and financial reporting.

The instructor for this program will be Stephen J. Gauthier, director of GFOA’s Technical Services Center, author of Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting and many other accounting and auditing publications.


Registration Fees
GFOA member:  $85     Nonmember:  $160



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