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State Financial Programs

The State Financial Training Program offers the Primary Governmental Accounting Series, the Budget and Financial Management Certification Program, 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. Students have two years to complete all coursework.

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 for State Government, 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.

           

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Continuing Education Courses

Online Courses

Essentials of Financial Management
This course is designed to provide an overview of fundamental concepts in government finance. 

Prerequisites: None

Who Should Attend? This session is for anyone involved in state or local government, schools or libraries.

Advance Preparation: None 

Program Level: Basic 

Delivery Method: QAS Self Study

  • Final exam is required with a minimum score of 70%, one retest is allowed. Should you not pass the second attempt, you will be required to register for the course again. 

 

Human Resources: An Online Course for Governmental Officials
This online course is a dynamic program written by an outstanding academic and governmental human resource professional. The course explains the role of the human resource manager in establishing and adhering to sound personnel policies and procedures. You'll get many example documents in class that can be used in your home jurisdiction.

 

Taking Responsibility for Your Financial Statements (3.0 CPE Credits or 3.0 CEU credits)
This course is designed to provide an overview of the importance of internal controls over financial reporting, auditor and auditee responsibilities of an audit engagement, and how to use the Georgia Department of Audits and Accounts checklist as a control tool when preparing financial statements. 

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of accounting and auditing

Who should attend? This session is for anyone involved in preparing or auditing state and local financial statements

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Delivery Method: QAS Self Study

  • Final exam is required with a minimum score of 70%, one retest is allowed. Should you not pass the second attempt, you will be required to register for the course again.   

 

Webinars

Accounting for Capital Assets (Three 1-hour sessions; 3 CE hours)
This course will provide an overview of capital assets including the valuation, accounting, depreciation, and impairment.

 

Unwrapping The Audited Financial Statements: Financial Statement Analysis, Interpretation and Presentation Webinar (Two 1-hour sessions; 2 CE hours)
This course will focus on the financial analysis of a government's audited financial statements as a means to provide information on the entity's financial health to the governing body, and effective methods for presenting the annual audited financial statements to the jurisdiction's governing body.


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Primary Governmental Accounting Series

Budget and Financial Management Certification Program

  • Core Classes

    • Revenue Administration for State Government
      June 6-7, 2018
      $269 per person
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    • Internal Controls for State Government
      May 16-17, 2018
      $269 per person
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Continuing Education Classes

  • Online Courses

  •  Webinars


    • Accounting for Capital Assets Webinar
      May 4, 2018
      May 11, 2018
      May 18, 2018
      $119 per person
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