Language of Accounting

Participants will earn 12.5 CPE, 1.2 CEU, 12 Contact Hours

Attendance Policy: Our classroom training requires attendance during all parts of the instructional program. Instructors are required to take attendance and cannot approve student absences during class time. Please carefully consider your schedule when selecting class dates.

Field of Study:  Finance

Language of Accounting includes an overview of fundamental governmental accounting concepts as well as statutory budget policy used for the preparation of the Budgetary Compliance Report. In addition, purchase orders, grant accounting and payroll concepts are reviewed.


Upon successful completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • discuss the State’s financial management cycle

  • recite common accounting and budgetary terminology

  • review State reports to determine financial/economic condition and results of operations

  • discuss general requirements for federal grants

  • explain budgetary compliance

  • recall calculations for employer benefits

Prerequisites: None

Who Should Attend? This course is for state government accounting and financial reporting professionals and others responsible for oversight and administration of a state government’s finances.  

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Live


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 Sharon VerBeek at the contact information listed.


January 13 - January 14, 2021