Governmental Accounting & Financial Reporting

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, August 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: There is not a room block for this program. Click here for a list of area hotels.


CPE32.00 hrs
  • Chapel Hill, NC
    April 9 - 12, 2018
    UNC School of Government
    400 South Rd
    Chapel Hill, NC 27516
    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, August 1, September 1 and December 1.
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    Course participants who cancel their registration on or before March 25, 2018 will receive a full refund. Those who cancel on or before April 01, 2018 will receive a full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee. No refund will be made for cancellations made after April 01, 2018. All cancellations must be submitted in writing, as outlined in the School’s cancellation policy.
    $695.00
GAFR 2017 Agenda (pdf, 316 KB)

the 2018 Agenda will be posted as soon as it is available. Although the Agenda timeline may change for 2018, you may use the above 2017 agenda as a guideline of timing for the program. 

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

Dale Zuckert

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

Susan Hutchinson

Program Manager
919.966.4171