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Online Accounting for Capital Assets

This course will provide an overview of capital assets including the valuation, accounting, depreciation, and impairment.

Prerequisites: Knowledge in state and local governmental accounting and financial reporting related of capital assets.

Who Should Attend? This session is for state and local governmental accounting and financial reporting professionals and others responsible for developing or maintaining capital asset records.

Advance Preparation: None 

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: QAS Self Study

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Online Annual GAAP Update

This course is designed to provide an overview of fundamental concepts in GAAP. 

Prerequisites: None

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

Advance Preparation: None 

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: QAS Self Study

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Online 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

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Online GASB 84: Practical Guidance for Accounting for Fiduciary Activities

This course is designed to provide an overview and practical guidance for implementing GASB Statement No. 84, Fiduciary Activities.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of fund accounting

Who Should Attend: This session is for anyone involved in preparing or auditing state and local financial statements

Advance Preparation: None 

Program Level: Overview

Delivery Method: QAS Self Study

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Online Internal Control for Payroll

Payroll is the most significant expenditure in a government's budget. As such, the process would benefit from a strong system of internal control. This online course will focus on the five components of internal control as related to the payroll process. At the end of this course, you will be able to define the payroll process, recall components and principles of internal control, and explain how creating and documenting a system of internal control can assist management in meeting payroll objectives.

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: Group Internet Based

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Online Safeguarding Against Fraud

The purpose of this session is to provide a brief overview of the common types of fraud occurring within governments as well as provide the participant with tools to prevent and/or detect those frauds.

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: Group Internet Based

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Online Schools Open Meetings

This online course is for elected Georgia Public School Board of Education members and board members of locally-approved charter schools.

This course is designed to provide an overview of the Open Meetings laws and procedures for Georgia schools. The content is intended and designed for those who work with or in local governments. This includes school systems or charter schools.

This course will define meetings, explain rules designed to afford public access, and identify the narrow exceptions to openness. Possible penalties resulting from violations of open meeting laws will also be discussed. Practical examples and references to case law are provided to assist with interpretation of open meetings law requirements.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of local government

Who should attend? This session is for anyone involved in schools in Georgia. 

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic 

Delivery Method: QAS Self Study

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Online Unwrapping The Audited Financial Statements: Financial Statement Analysis, Interpretation and Presentation

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.

Prerequisites: Knowledge in state and local governmental accounting and financial reporting.

Who Should Attend? This session is for state and local governmental accounting and financial reporting professionals and others responsible for providing financial analysis.

Advance Preparation: None 

Program Level: Intermediate

Delivery Method: QAS Self Study

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