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ACC/460

Government and Non-Profit Accounting

Online

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$1194

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Course level: Undergraduate

This course covers fund accounting, budget and control issues, revenue and expense recognition, and issues of reporting for both government and non-profit entities.

Prerequisites

ACC/290 or ACC/290T - Principles of Accounting I or equivalent

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Accounting Standards for State and Local Governments

  • Demonstrate an understanding of why governmental accounting is–and should be–different from for-profit business accounting.
  • Model the governmental accounting system used to account for revenues, expenditures, encumbrances, expenses, capital, and debt.

Fund Accounting

  • Distinguish between the various types of funds used by governments.
  • Examine the accounting process used for governmental funds, proprietary funds, and fiduciary funds.
  • Analyze typical operating transactions for governmental, proprietary, and fiduciary activities and prepare appropriate journal entries at both the government-wide and fund levels.

Financial Reporting and Control for State and Local Governments

  • Assess and prepare governmental fund financial statements and government-wide financial statements and understand how to reconcile the two.
  • Evaluate the components of a comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).
  • Perform key financial analysis of an entities financial position, financial condition, and economic condition.
  • Examine issues related to budgeting and control.

The Not-for-Profit Environment

  • Assess the accounting and financial reporting requirements for not-for-profit organizations.
  • Journalize transactions and prepare financial statements in accordance with the generally accepted accounting principles governing not-for-profit organizations.
  • Discuss how not-for-profit organizations are regulated.
  • Contrast the tax-exempt status of public charities and private foundations with commercial organizations.

Accounting for Not-for-Profit Colleges, Universities, and Health Care Orga …

  • Describe financial reporting for public and private colleges and universities.
  • Journalize transactions and prepare the basic financial statements for public and private colleges and universities.
  • Describe financial reporting for not-for-profit and governmental health care organizations.
  • Journalize transactions and prepare the basic financial statements for not-for-profit and governmental health care organizations.

Why UOPX

Why take courses at University of Phoenix

Accreditation that matters

We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org) for more than 40 years.

Real-world instructors

Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

Affordable and potentially reimbursable

Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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