Accounting, Auditing and Financial Reporting Seminars

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The GFOA offers a variety of accounting, auditing, and financial reporting training seminars. These trainings highlight the diversity of the accounting function and range from introductory courses to advanced seminars.

Featured Training Seminars

Accounting Academy: An Intensive Introduction to Governmental Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting

Accountants and auditors new to the public sector must immediately face the daunting challenge of mastering the highly specialized rules, guidelines, and practices applicable to state and local governments. This intensive five-day workshop, intended for those who already possess at least a basic knowledge of private-sector accounting, combines lecture, discussion, and exercises to help newcomers make this difficult, but essential transition.

Accounting for Pensions and Other Postemployment Benefits

This one-day seminar is designed for finance professionals who have either direct or indirect responsibility for pensions and other postemployment benefits (OPEB), either in connection with a pension/OPEB plan or in connection with a governmental employer that offers such benefits.

Advanced Financial Reporting for Governments

This two and one-half day course is intended for anyone who has experience in preparing a comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) or who has attended GFOA’s seminar on Intermediate Governmental Accounting.

Evaluating Internal Controls

Managers, internal auditors, and others with an interest in the proper design, maintenance, and evaluation of a comprehensive internal control framework in the public sector will benefit from this one-day course.  There is no prerequisite for the course, which is on the intermediate level.


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