In this course, students receive an overview of the budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, and auditing required of government and not-for-profit organizations. Topics include the governmental accounting, accounting records in government, fund allocation, government-wide reporting, not-for-profit accounting, and governmental performance measures.
Compare and contrast proprietary and fiduciary funds.
Prepare journal entries for capital project funds, debt service funds, and permanent funds.
Prepare journal entries for proprietary funds.
Fiscal Policy and Financial Performance
Compare and contrast the use of budgets between governmental and for-profit organizations.
Identify key performance measures for government and not-for-profit organizations.
Analyze the impact on governmental revenue and expenditures of nondiscretionary fiscal policy.
Governmental and Not-for-Profit Organizations
Compare and contrast accounting for government Special Purpose Entities (SPEs) and private not-for-profit organizations.
Analyze reporting requirements for private sector not-for-profit organizations under Financial Accounting Standard Board guidance.
Financial Statements and Supplementary Information
Evaluate the benefit of the required supplementary information.
Evaluate the significance of notes to the financial statements.
Explain the process by which fund financial statements are converted to government-wide financial statements.
Government, General, and Special Revenue Funds
Prepare journal entries for nonexchange transactions on government-wide and fund statements.
Prepare journal entries for general and special revenue funds.
Compare and contrast expenses and expenditures for governmental funds.
Analyze the components of the fund financial statements.
Government Accounting and Reporting
Compare and contrast government accounting with for-profit financial accounting.
Evaluate the Management Discussion & Analysis section for a governmental reporting unit.
Describe the major features of government reporting and the government reporting entity.
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