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

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.

If your school authorized by the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia (SCSC), you must contact Danielle Williams at Danielle.williams@scsc.georgia.gov  (Note: SCSC offers full scholarships to school participants from state charter schools who enroll in this program.)

Is your school authorized by a local school board? Register online today. If you need assistance registering, contact Jasmine Jackson, jasmine.jackson@uga.edu or (678)985-6813.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to do the following:
• Recall the basic accounting equation
• Recognize the elements of certain financial statements, including the balance sheet and the operating statements
• Illustrate the relationship between the balance sheet and the operating statements
• Apply double entry accounting to record financial transactions
• Record financial transactions in journals and ledgers using the modified accrual basis of accounting



Credits:  Participants will earn 19.8  CPE, 1.8 CEU 18 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 course is for charter school employees and/or board members who work in accounting and financial reporting and others responsible for oversight and administration of charter school finances.   

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Live

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

Contact: 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
Governmental Accounting for Charter Schools- Local
Group Internet Based
T, W, Th
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Jun 21, 2022 to Jun 23, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Carl Vinson Institute of Government Locations
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee $399.00
Section Notes
No refund (100% service charge) if canceled less than one day before the session start date.
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