This course will introduce the participant to basic accounting concepts for governmental funds. Topics covered include the accounting equation, chart of accounts, double entry accounting, accounting systems and records, fund accounting, basis of accounting, payroll and benefit accounting, and a case study.

Course Outline

Please note there are two methods to register for this course. Click the Single Registration button to register and pay online. To request an invoice, click the blue Single Registration button, and then select Checkout. Login with your account information. Under payment method, select "Request for Invoice". Once you click this option, you must then select "Company Invoice" under Choose Payment Method. You will receive an email with the invoice attached.

Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • recall the basic accounting equation

  • recognize the elements of certain financial statements including the balance sheet and the operating statements

  • recount the relationship between the balance sheet and the operating statements

  • apply double entry accounting to record financial transactions

  • record transactions using the modified accrual basis of accounting


Credits: Participants will earn 17 CPE, 1.4 CEU, 14 Contact Hours

Attendance Policy: Our classroom training requires attendance during all parts of the instructional program. Instructors are required to take attendance and cannot approve student absences during class time. Please carefully consider your schedule when selecting class dates.

Field of Study: Accounting (Governmental)

Who Should Attend? This session is for anyone working in library financial management including business managers, library directors and similar staff.

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method:  QAS Self Study

University of Georgia, Carl Vinson Institute of Government, is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:  https://www.nasbaregistry.org

This course is online, self-study. You will receive an email with detailed instructions to access the University of Georgia’s learning management system, eLC, which will be used to obtain course materials and to access the final exam. You must complete the course's required online quizzes and exercises within 30 days of receiving the "Welcome" email with course URL, username and password information.

For more information regarding refunds, concerns and program cancellation policies, please contact Jasmine Jackson, jasmine.jackson@uga.edu





Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Online Governmental Accounting for Libraries
QAS Self-Study
Jul 01, 2022 to Jun 30, 2023
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee $399.00
Section Notes

Complete the course's required online quizzes and exercises within 30 days of receiving the "Welcome" email with the course URL, username, and password information.No refund (100% service charge) once course is started. To cancel or change your registration or for questions regarding these courses, please contact Jasmine Jackson (jasmine.jackson@uga.edu.) 

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