CATEGORY TYPE: Finance & Accounting

COURSE NAME:Principles of Government Accounting


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This course introduces the fundamentals of accounting and finance associated with governmental and nonprofit organizations. It emphasizes the issues related to fund accounting, including general and revenue funds, debt service funds, capital project funds, internal service funds, enterprise and fiduciary funds, long-term debt and fixed-asset accounting, and planning and control of cash and temporary investments. Other topics include budgeting, budgetary control and reporting, management control, financial reporting, budgeting and controlling operations, cost determination, strategic planning, program analysis, measurement of output, reporting on performance, full-accrual and modified-accrual accounting, cost determination, tax levies, auditing, and preparation of financial statements.


-       how governments are organized and structured;

-       the legally-based implications of government financial environment;

-       the importance of the budget in government;

-       the management cycle, and how the various stages are interrelated;

-       how governments are financed;

-       the role and structure of taxes;

-       the purposes for issuing debt;

-       what it means to be publicly accountable;

-       the importance of ethics in government;

-       electronic services in government.

  1. Organization and structure of government.
  2. Legal foundations of the government financial environment.
  3. Government management cycle.
  4. Governmental financing process.
  5. Public accountability.
  6. Ethics in government.
  7. Electronic services in government
  8. aInfluences, concepts of financial reporting and standards-setting.
  9. Cost accounting
  10. Budgeting
  11. General principles.
  12. Accounting and reporting for state and local governments

    a. Accounting standards and financial reporting.

    b. Fund accounting and reporting.

  13.  Federal budgeting and financial reporting.

    a. Federal budgeting.

    b. Federal budgetary accounting.


-   State and Local Governmental employees who require knowledge of governmental accounting.

-   Georgia Local Government employees who are enrolled in the Local Government Financial Management

-   Independent public accountants with state and local governmental auditing or consulting.

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