Preparing a Popular Annual Financial Report

Training Type: 
Date and Time: 
Oct 16 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm  EDT
Field of Study: 
Accounting – Governmental
CPE Credits: 
Member Price: 
Non-Member Price: 

Basic understanding of governmental generally accepted accounting principles and familiarity with governmental Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports (CAFRs).

Assistant Director for Training
Who Will Benefit: 

Accounting and financial reporting professionals who are familiar with the contents of a CAFR and have prepared, or wish to be able to prepare, a Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR).

Program Description: 

GFOA encourages governments to supplement their CAFR with reader-friendly, “popular” reports designed to assist those who need or desire a less detailed overview of a government’s financial activities. These reports can take the form of consolidated presentations or a variety of other formats.

This two-hour internet training is designed to educate participants on the basic elements of an effective PAFR, while providing numerous examples and helpful hints on the preparation of a quality PAFR. The training will also review the eligibility requirements for GFOA’s Popular Annual Financial Reporting Award Program (PAFR Award).

Seminar Objectives: 

Those who successfully complete this seminar should be able to:

  • Identify the basic elements of a quality PAFR;

  • Review the various options for presenting a government’s condensed financial information to the general public, and determine the most appropriate presentation for your government; and

  • Understand the eligibility requirements for the PAFR Award.

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