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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 Capital Improvement Program Overview Online Course

This online course is designed to provide an overview of the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) process from the beginning stages of assessing the capital needs and requests, developing the capital plan and budget during the budget process, determining the appropriate funding sources and managing capital projects after budget adoption. Some of the information included in the course pertains directly to Georgia. 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.   

Participants will earn 3.0 CPE Credits or 3.0 CEU credits
Field of Study: Accounting (Governmental)

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of capital budgeting and planning process.

Who should attend? This session is for anyone involved in development or administration of the capital budgeting and planning process.

Advance Preparation: None 

Program Level: Overview

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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Internal Controls – Accounts Payable and Cash Disbursements

This course is one of a series of four internal control courses designed primarily for state and local government employees who require knowledge of basic internal controls. The other three internal control courses offered in this series include Internal Controls—Accounts Receivable and Cash Receipts, Internal Controls—Payroll and Internal Controls—Capital Assets.

This 6-hour course targets the comprehensive internal controls that should exist for accounts payable and cash disbursements in a governmental environment. 

There are no prerequisites for this course. The University of Georgia awards 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successful completion of this course. Also, a Certificate of Completion from the University of Georgia is awarded to all enrollees who complete the four-course series in a 12-month period. Additionally, this course fulfills elective requirements for Georgia local government employees who are enrolled in the Local Finance Officers Certification program.

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Internal Controls – Accounts Receivable and Cash Receipts

This course is one of a series of four internal control courses designed primarily for state and local government employees who require knowledge of basic internal controls. The other three internal control courses offered in this series include Internal Controls—Accounts Payable and Cash Disbursements, Internal Controls—Payroll and Internal Controls—Capital Assets.

This 6-hour course familiarizes students with the components of a comprehensive internal control system and the importance of internal controls. 

There are no prerequisites for this course. The University of Georgia awards 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successful completion of this course. Also, a Certificate of Completion from the University of Georgia is awarded to all enrollees who complete the four-course series in a 12-month period. Additionally, this course fulfills elective requirements for Georgia local government employees who are enrolled in the Local Finance Officers Certification program.

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Internal Controls – Capital Assets

This course is one of a series of four internal control courses designed primarily for state and local government employees who require knowledge of basic internal controls. The other three internal control courses offered in this series include Internal Controls—Accounts Payable and Cash Disbursements, Internal Controls—Accounts Receivable and Cash Receipts, and Internal Controls—Payroll.

This 6-hour course familiarizes students with the components of a comprehensive internal control system and the importance of internal controls, the comprehensive internal controls that should exist for capital assets, and what is required for a proper segregation of duties for managing capital assets. 

There are no prerequisites for this course. The University of Georgia awards 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successful completion of this course. Also, a Certificate of Completion from the University of Georgia is awarded to all enrollees who complete the four-course series in a 12-month period. Additionally, this course fulfills elective requirements for Georgia local government employees who are enrolled in the Local Finance Officers Certification program.

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Internal Controls – Payroll

This course is one of a series of four internal control courses designed primarily for state and local government employees who require knowledge of basic internal controls. The other three internal control courses offered in this series include Internal Controls—Accounts Payable and Cash Disbursements, Internal Controls—Accounts Receivable and Cash Receipts, and Internal Controls—Capital Assets.

This 6-hour course explains the components of a comprehensive internal control system and the importance of internal controls, the comprehensive internal controls that should exist for payroll, and what is required for a proper segregation of duties for payroll. 

There are no prerequisites for this course. The University of Georgia awards 0.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successful completion of this course. Also, a Certificate of Completion from the University of Georgia is awarded to all enrollees who complete the four-course series in a 12-month period. Additionally, this course fulfills elective requirements for Georgia local government employees who are enrolled in the Local Finance Officers Certification program.

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Online Local Government Debt Methods

This online course is designed to provide an overview of the debt administration process within a government. The course will focus on the reasons governments borrow money, short-term versus long-term debt, the Capital Improvement Program (CIP), debt policy, common types of debt issued and players in the debt process, method of sale, bond documents and continuing disclosure and refunding process. 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.

Participants will earn 3.0 CPE Credits or 3.0 CEU credits
Field of Study: Accounting (Governmental)

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of debt process for governments

Who should attend? This session is for anyone involved in development or administration of debt within a government

Advance Preparation: None 

Program Level: Overview

Delivery Method: QAS Self Study

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Online Open Meetings Open Records - Local Government

This online course is designed to provide an overview of the Open Meetings Open Records laws and procedures for Georgia local governments. 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. 

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of local government

Who should attend? This session is for anyone involved in state or local government in Georgia. 

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic 

Delivery Method: QAS Self Study

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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 Taking Responsibility for Your Financial Statements

This online 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. 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.   

Participants will earn 3.0 CPE Credits or 3.0 CEU credits
Field of Study: Accounting (Governmental)

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

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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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