Governmental Accounting for Libraries

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Delivery Method:
QAS Self Study 17 CPE, 1.4 CEU, 14 Contact Hours

Field of Study: Accounting (Governmental)

This course will introduce the participant to basic accounting concepts for governmental funds. Topics covered include the accounting equation, chart of accounts, double entry accounting, accounting systems and records, fund accounting, basis of accounting, payroll and benefit accounting, and a case study.


Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • recall the basic accounting equation

  • recognize the elements of certain financial statements including the balance sheet and the operating statements

  • recount the relationship between the balance sheet and the operating statements

  • apply double entry accounting to record financial transactions

  • record transactions using the modified accrual basis of accounting


Who Should Attend? This session is for anyone working in library financial management including business managers, library directors and similar staff.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic


NASBA logoUniversity of Georgia, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:  https://www.nasbaregistry.org


For more information regarding refund, concerns and program cancellation policies, please contact Michele Jurkiewicz at the contact information listed.



January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2021