Governmental Accounting & Financial Reporting

  • Chapel Hill, NC

This course covers the fundamentals of governmental accounting and financial reporting: concepts, standards, and procedures with a special emphasis on North Carolina laws and regulation. It is one of the core courses for the finance officers' certification program. The class uses lectures, class discussions, and practical exercises to address a number of topics, including the Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act, the role of the Local Government Commission, and extensive work with the governmental GAAP environment including the elements of fund accounting and external financial reporting. 

Certification Questions: See the links on the right side of this page for the information you need to know. 
 
The Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply towards tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are five deadlines to submit applications: March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1.

Additional information

Attendees: Experienced finance officers and finance staff; each participant should bring a copy of his or her entity's latest annual financial report.

Credit: Recommended Continuing Professional Education Credit for Certified Public Accountants will be thirty-two (32) hours.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, exercises, case studies, and group discussions.

Prerequisites: Each participant must have completed successfully the Introduction to Local Government Finance seminar or an acceptable substitute, such as the successful completion of the first semester of a typical first-year course in Accounting Principles offered by North Carolina universities, colleges, and community colleges. Years of experience in a finance office, without formal training in the rudiments of accounting, will not qualify as the prerequisite.

Level of Knowledge: Intermediate

Hotel Information: 

Hampton Inn & Suites-Carrboro 
370 East Main St. 
Carrboro, NC. 27510
919.969.6988 
Rate: $109/night based on availability at the time of booking 
Rate includes: full breakfast and Wifi
Parking: Fee waived if you let the front desk know you are in the GAFR room block upon check in  
To book online: https://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/R/RDUCOHX-GAF-20190325/index.jhtml
To book directly: Call 919.969.6988 and provide the booking code GAFR
Reservation Deadline: March 15 


CPE32.00 hrs
  • Chapel Hill, NC
    March 23 - 26, 2020
    UNC School of Government
    CB#3330 Knapp-Sanders Bldg.
    400 South Rd.
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
    View Scholarship Information
    The Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply towards tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are five deadlines to submit applications: March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1.

    For planning purposes the 2019 fee was $695. Be sure to budget higher. 

    Look for fees and registration at the end of 2019. 

There will be a texbook and suppliement along with a Materials notebook handed out at check in. 

 

 

For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar, Registration and Client Services Group
919.966.4414
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Susan Hutchinson

Program Manager, Local and State Government Group
919.966.4171