Accounting and Financial Reporting

Advanced Government Accounting Series

Course Overview

Title

Advanced Government Accounting Series

Level

Advanced

Prerequisite

Attendance of GFOA’s Accounting Academy, Government Accounting Intensive Series, an equivalent program, or comparable level of understanding of public-sector accounting and financial reporting.

Field of Study

Governmental accounting and financial reporting

Topics

Accounting and Financial Reporting

Format

Offered Both as Group-Live Class and E-Learning Opportunity

CPE

16/20

This seminar is designed to provide participants with a solid working knowledge of specialized accounting and financial reporting used by state and local governments for selected topics.

Learning Objectives

Those who successfully complete this series should gain a basic understanding of the appropriate governmental accounting and financial reporting related to:

  • Investments
  • Grants
  • Joint ventures, majority equity interests, and similar arrangements
  • Sales and pledges of receivables and future revenues
  • Compensated absences
  • Government combinations and transfers of operations
  • Risk financing
  • Disaster recovery accounting
  • Fiduciary activities
  • Irrevocable split interest agreements
  • Government-wide financial statements conversion and consolidation
  • Environmental obligations: Landfills, pollution remediation, and asset retirement obligations
  • Internal control
  • Common deficiencies found in comprehensive annual financial reports

Who Will Benefit

CFO/Finance Director

Controller

Accountant

Schedule and Sample Agenda

Format

Agenda

CPE

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Group Live

16 CPE

8 Hours

8 Hours

E-Learning

20 CPE

4 Hours

4 Hours

4 Hours

4 Hours

4 Hours

Register

Scheduled Offerings

Format / Location

April 29-May 13, 2021

E-Learning

December 13-17, 2021

E-Learning

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, GFOA has cancelled all Group-Live training events through September 2021.

Course Instructors

This course is taught by finance officers and other industry experts.