Learn how governments manage their funds.

This NASBA-approved course will provide an overview of cash management, banking services, cash flow forecasting, collection methods available and strategies to improve collections, managing disbursements, types of investment instruments, applying the basic concepts of internal control to treasury management, and the importance of proper staffing and supervision of the treasury management function.


Format: Online

Hours: 10

Credits: 1.0 CEUs / 12.0 CPEs

When: Start anytime

Cost: $299 - $339

Treasury Management will familiarize you with the legal and political considerations and parameters within which a treasury management system functions. In addition, you will learn about banking systems and how they affect local government treasury management and the concepts of contracting for banking services. As you progress through each of the lessons, you will be challenged with self-test questions and interactive exercises. Online consultations with a financial professional can be scheduled on request. 

 In 9 lessons, you will:

  • discuss the individual cycle components of the treasury management process
  • prepare a cash flow forecast
  • recall Georgia Law regarding investments and how policy differs from law
  • recognize the importance of internal controls relating to treasury management, including staffing and supervision
  • recall accounting and reporting requirements for cash and investments

This dynamic course has a detailed curriculum consisting of 9 lessons:

Lesson 1 — Treasury Management

  • Recall the management of cash in the treasury management process.
  • Identify the two cycles and the components of the treasury management process.
  • Recognize the goals of a treasury manager.

Lesson 2 — Banking Services

  • Define the various banking service categories.
  • Recognize the steps in the competitive bid process.

Lesson 3 — Forecasting

  • Recall the steps involved in preparing a cash flow forecast.
  • Define the moving average method forecasting technique.
  • Prepare a basic cash flow forecast.

Lesson 4 — Collections

  • Recognize the types of collection methods available.
  • Recall the types of collection strategies.
  • Define float and identify methods to reduce float on collections.

Lesson 5 — Disbursements

  • Cite the major goal of a disbursement system and the goal of the treasury manager in the area of disbursements.
  • Identify the advantages of centralized disbursements.
  • Identify the types and characteristics of disbursements.
  • List the components of disbursement float.
  • Recognize how the use of electronic banking services optimizes disbursements.

Lesson 6 — Investments

  • Differentiate between treasury management law and policy.
  • Recall the components of Georgia law related to investments.
  • Recognize various types of investment instruments.

Lesson 7 — Internal Controls

  • Recognize the importance of developing policies and procedures that include strong internal controls.
  • Recall the basic concepts of good internal controls to treasury management.

Lesson 8 — Staffing and Supervision

  • Recognize the importance of proper staffing and supervision in treasury management.
  • Recall the job of the treasury manager and the different areas of responsibility.

Lesson 9 — Accounting and Reporting

  • Define risk terms.
  • Recall depositor risk disclosure requirements.
  • Recognize the different types of risks associated with investments.

Who Should Attend?

  • Local Government Finance Professionals and Paraprofessionals who want to enhance their career skills and professional development opportunities through the Georgia Finance Officer Certification Program.
  • Local government accounting and financial reporting professionals and others responsible for oversight and administration of a local government’s finances.
  • Governmental Professionals with previous private sector experience who want to gain Treasury Management knowledge.
  • State and Local Governmental employees who require knowledge of Treasury Management.

Course Information

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Course Date Info: 
  • Enroll at any time
  • Complete the course's required online quizzes and exercises within 60 days of issuance of course access details (i.e., a Welcome email containing the course URL, username and password)
  • View Frequently Asked Questions for more details about the course.

Field of Study: Finance
Delivery Method: QAS Self Study
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None

Course Fee(s): 

$299 (US Funds) — Residents of Georgia
$339 (US Funds) — Non-residents of Georgia
$50 (US Funds) — 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 will gladly issue full refunds for cancellations received in writing 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, provided that you have not accessed the online course material at all. Written requests should be sent to questions@georgiacenter.uga.edu