The State Financial Training Program offers the Primary Governmental Accounting Series, the Budget and Financial Management Certification Program, Microsoft Excel classes, and other topics selected to enhance your professional development.
The Primary Governmental Accounting Series gives you a better understanding of how to apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(GAAP) to transactions and events that occur in a government setting. The series consists
of three classes: Introductory Governmental Accounting I and II and Intermediate Governmental
Accounting. These classes are also available online. All classes should be taken in the same fiscal year.
Find out more information about the courses and view the course schedule.
The Budget and Financial Management Certification Program offers an overview of the state's budget and fiscal management cycle. Current courses that are offered include Language of Accounting, TeamWorks Literacy and Orientation, Revenue and Expenditure Analysis, Budget Administration, Revenue Administration for State Government, Debt Administration for State Government, Internal Controls for State Government, and Purchasing Basics in Georgia State Government. Students have three years to complete all coursework.
Basic Microsoft Excel (3 hours CE)
This beginning course will introduce the user to basic information regarding Microsoft Excel. Topics covered include navigation, customizing the ribbon and quick access toolbars, basic formulas, formatting, and other basic functionality.
Advanced Microsoft Excel (3 hours CE)
This advanced course will focus on creating charts, pivot tables, slicers, sparklines, and using the vlookup function.
GAAP Update (6 hours CE)
This one-day course provides an overview of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and current projects on their agenda, introduces the participant to recent GASB Pronouncements, and provides an overview of year end forms that are used by the State Accounting Office to facilitate preparation of the annual comprehensive financial report in conformance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Federal Grant Compliance Update (6 hours CE)
This one-day course provides an overview of the Uniform Grant Guidance.
Attendance at classroom sessions is required. A participant who misses more than one-half day of a class must repeat the entire course.