Account for what matters. Empower people, not numbers.

The final course in this online series challenges you by expounding on the first two courses which firmly secure a foundation in your accounting knowledge within governmental environments. Through eleven self-paced and dynamic lessons, this NASA-approved course examines the governmental environment and how governmental GAAP have been designed to meet the objectives of financial reporting.

This course concentrates on financial reporting in governments and looks at the financial reporting model as prescribed by GASBS 34, ending with an exercise reconciling the governmental fund level financial statements to the government-wide financial statements.

Finish strong and enter the accounting field empowered by your expertise.


Format: Online

Hours: 18

Credits: 1.8 CEUs / 22 CPEs

When: Start anytime

Cost: $469 - $499

Since governmental accounting environments can vary in their needs, this course fully covers the financial reporting environment. Learn to summarize the similarities and differences between accounting for governmental organizations and business organizations and identify uses of the external governmental financial reports by the intended user groups. Learn the components and function of governmental funds, proprietary funds, and fiduciary funds.

Put your knowledge base into action through two final practice assignments that challenge you on what you’ve learned about Reconciliation of Fund Balance to Net Positions and Statement to Governmental Activities.

The University of Georgia’s Governmental Accounting Series present governmental accounting in a full spectrum learning approach. Expounding on the similarities and differences between accounting for governmental organizations and business organizations, this course is the culmination of the first two courses in this series relating to measurement foci and bases of accounting practices.

  • Recognize characteristics of the governmental environment and how those characteristics affect accounting within a government.
  • Discuss what constitutes the reporting entity and methods of presenting component units
  • Recall what is included in basic financial statements and annual comprehensive financial reports (ACFRs)

Who Should Attend?

This course is specially designed for local and state government accounting professionals. The ideal participants for this course are any governmental employees who require knowledge of the accounting process. Whether you are coming from the private sector and need more governmental accounting knowledge or are already a CPA, this course is your professional cornerstone. If you belong to a state licensing board that require CPAs to maintain and improve their skills through continuing education courses, or just need to prepare for the CPA exam, this course will set you on the path to help you reach your professional goals.

Course Information

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Course Date Info: 
  • Complete the course's required online quizzes and exercises within three months of issuance of course access details.
  • Practical day-to-day accounting methods and financial reporting—and complying with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Field of Study: Accounting (Governmental)
Delivery Method: QAS Self Study
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: Introductory Governmental Accounting Part I and Part II

Course Fee(s): 

$469 — Residents of Georgia
$499 — Non-Residents of Georgia
$50 — One-Month Extension (Only one extension is granted per participant.)

Prepayment is required to be registered. Prices listed are per person. Prices are subject to change.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: The Georgia Center issues full refunds for cancellations received in writing to prior to the release of course access information. You may cancel your enrollment at any time during the course and receive a refund less a $50 administrative fee, if you have not accessed the online course material.