Basic Concepts of Governmental Accounting, Financial Reporting and Auditing

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This course is 8.00 credits
Field of Study
Accounting
Course Level
Basic
Vendor
California Society of CPAs

Registration Fees

MSCPA-AICPA Member
$245.00
MSCPA Member
$245.00
AICPA Member
$375.00
Non-Member
$375.00
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Friday, Feb 9, 2018
11:30am – 7:00pm

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Gain a primer on governmental accounting and financial reporting by reviewing auditing and internal controls, as well as governmental fund accounting and budgeting. Understand GASB pronouncements, especially GASB 34; review published financial reports to strengthen your learning; and examine a case study on a California city that will emphasize the governmental accounting and financial reporting model.

In addition, review the six new GASB pension standards with a class exercise that takes the actuarial accounting valuation to journal entries, to reconciliations, to financial reporting and to note disclosures.

Materials are provided as an ebook for this course.

Gain a primer on governmental accounting and financial reporting by reviewing auditing and internal controls, as well as governmental fund accounting and budgeting. Understand GASB pronouncements, especially GASB 34; review published financial reports to strengthen your learning; and examine a case study on a California city that will emphasize the governmental accounting and financial reporting model.

In addition, review the six new GASB pension standards with a class exercise that takes the actuarial accounting valuation to journal entries, to reconciliations, to financial reporting and to note disclosures.

Materials are provided as an ebook for this course.

Designed For

Professionals in government and public accounting who are interested in a basic understanding of governmental accounting and financial reporting and auditing.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the basics of governmental accounting and financial reporting, including a review of a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.(CAFR)
  • Recall and review GASB Statement No. 34.
  • Recognize governmental auditing issues, including risk assessment and internal controls.
  • Determine requirements for compliance audits.
  • Determine the differences between governmental and business accounting.

Major Subjects

  • Governmental environment: cities, counties, special districts and other agencies
  • Fund accounting
  • Budgeting
  • GASB 34 accounting and financial reporting
  • Measurement focus and basis of accounting
  • Auditing of governments: risk assessment and evaluation of internal controls
  • AICPA Auditing Standards
  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for government
  • New GASB pension standards

Prerequisites

None.

The start date for this course has passed. Registration is no longer available.