School Financial Accounting Personnel Certificate Program

The School Financial Accounting Personnel Certificate Program is a new professional learning program designed for K-12 school-based support personnel who are responsible for the day-to-day operation of school accounting and funds, budgets, purchasing, payroll processing and ensuring a school’s financial procedures are in line with local board policies, state and federal laws.

We worked with a design team of educational professionals and financial support personnel from across Georgia to create relevant material for this certificate in accordance with National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) standards.

Program Curriculum

Curriculum segments are taught by experienced faculty members.

  • Financial Governance and QBE
  • Internal Control
  • Fraud
  • Governmental School Accounting
  • School Level Budgeting
  • School Level Purchasing
  • Preparing Reports
  • Project Based Learning

Program Overview

To earn a School Financial Accounting Personnel Certificate, participants must complete 24 program hours through a variety of instructional activities covering the program’s core curriculum.


Assessments include a pre- and post-accounting survey and a financial management school level project and demonstration. The project is intended to demonstrate the participant’s ability to apply the skills and knowledge acquired during the program as well as provide a direct benefit to the school.

Class Size

The program consists of a cohort of up to 25 participants.

Instructional Delivery

The program will use a blended approach, offering virtual and face-to-face learning experiences.


Upon successful completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of achievement issued by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. It is recommended graduates be recognized by their superintendent and board of education at a school board meeting.


The cost of the program is $699 per person.

View the informational flyer for more information.

Questions? Contact Us.

Russ Cook

Beth Horacek