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Not-for-profit & Government Accounting

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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.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Government Accounting and Reporting

    • Evaluate the Management Discussion & Analysis section for a governmental reporting unit.
    • Compare and contrast government accounting with for-profit financial accounting.
    • Describe the major features of government reporting and the government reporting entity.

    Government, General, and Special Revenue Funds

    • Prepare journal entries for general and special revenue funds.
    • Analyze the components of the fund financial statements.
    • Compare and contrast expenses and expenditures for governmental funds.
    • Prepare journal entries for nonexchange transactions on government-wide and fund statements.

    Journal Entries

    • Prepare journal entries for proprietary funds.
    • Prepare journal entries for fiduciary funds.
    • Prepare journal entries for capital project funds, debt service funds, and permanent funds.
    • Compare and contrast proprietary and fiduciary funds.

    Financial Statements and Supplementary Information

    • Explain the process by which fund financial statements are converted to government-wide financial statements.
    • Evaluate the significance of notes to the financial statements.
    • Evaluate the benefit of the required supplementary information.

    Governmental and Not-for-Profit Organizations

    • Analyze reporting requirements for private sector not-for-profit organizations under Financial Accounting Standard Board guidance.
    • Compare and contrast accounting for government Special Purpose Entities (SPEs) and private not-for-profit organizations.

    Fiscal Policy and Financial Performance

    • Analyze the impact on governmental revenue and expenditures of nondiscretionary fiscal policy.
    • Identify key performance measures for government and not-for-profit organizations.
    • Compare and contrast the use of budgets between governmental and for-profit organizations.
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