IGFOA Basic Governmental Accounting


Thursday, February 11, 2016, 8:30 AM–4:00 PM


NIU Naperville
1120 E. Diehl Road, Room 260
NapervilleIL 60563

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  • Members $ 110.00 Before Feb 4, 2016 $ 125.00 Between Feb 4, 2016 and Feb 11, 2016 Members $ 125.00
  • Government / Partner Colleagues $ 125.00 Before Feb 4, 2016 $ 140.00 Between Feb 4, 2016 and Feb 11, 2016 Government / Partner Colleagues $ 140.00
  • Non-members $ 140.00 Before Feb 4, 2016 $ 155.00 Between Feb 4, 2016 and Feb 11, 2016 Non-members $ 155.00

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If you are the IGFOA Public Sector Member and would like to register staff that are not IGFOA members, please use the individual's username and password, access the event form, and select the registrant type "Government Staff Member". If this is the first time that individual is registering for an IGFOA event, he/she will not have a username and password, therefore access the on-line form at the IGFOA Website without logging in.

Description:  Spend the day going over the basics of Governmental Accounting.  You will learn the theory behind accounting principles and the fundamentals of fund accounting.   Check-in and Continental Breakfast is from 8:00 - 8:30 AM.  Breaks and Lunch are included in the registration fee.

Intended Audience:  Accountants, Assistant Managers, Assistant Finance Directors, and individuals new to Local Government Accounting

Learning Objectives: Participants completing this session will be able to:

  • Understand the theories which establish accounting principles
  • Be able to recognize and manipulate key accounting tools such as the Chart of Accounts
  • Comprehend governmental accounting terminology
  • Identify the links between budgeting and accounting

Delivery method: Group-Live
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: No prerequisites required
Advanced Preparation: No advanced preparation required
Field of Study: Accounting (Governmental)
Earn about 7.5 CPE Credits

IGFOA reserves the right to modify the agendas and/or speakers, cancel the trainings due to low enrollment, or to close registration if full. 

Brian LeFevre, Sikich LLP
Bill Hannah, Village of North Aurora
Rachel Musiala, Village of Hoffman Estates

Sessions Include:
Basic Accounting Theory
Double Entry Accounting
Chart of Accounts
Principles of Accounting
Fund Accounting
Basis of Accounting
Budgets and Budgetary Accounting
Classification and Terminology
Financial Reporting

Check-in and Continental Breakfast is from 8:00 - 8:30 AM.  Seminar materials, breaks, and lunch will be provided. 

Hotel Accommodations - http://www.niu.edu/conferenceCenters/naperville/service_amenities/hotel_info/naperville_hotel_map_web.pdf

CPE hours: 7.50

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Registration and cancellation policy

Registrations are accepted on a first-in, first registered basis. Payments by check should be mailed in advance or made at time of registration by credit card. 

IGFOA Members are those individuals from the Public Sector, Partner, and Individual Firm specifically listed in the IGFOA Membership Directory. IGFOA Government staff member rate applies to staff, appointed officials, and elected officials of a government with a current IGFOA membership. If you have questions about your membership, contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587. The IGFOA reserves the right to apply the non-member fee to any individual or government that has not paid dues for the current year. If you are unable to attend, please contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587 or info@igfoa.org as soon as possible.  A $20 cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations up to February 4, 2016. Cancellations after February 4, 2016 and no-shows are responsible for the full tuition.

IGFOA reserves the right to modify the agenda, cancel the event due to low enrollment, or to close registration if full. Should IGFOA cancel an event, cancellation notice will be sent to the email address provided by each registrant and prominently posted at the IGFOA website page announcing the event. By submitting this registration, the applicant agrees to the registration and cancellation policy above.

If you have any questions regarding this seminar, cancellations, complaints, or refunds, please contact the IGFOA at 630-942-6587 or info@igfoa.org.

Check-in and Continental Breakfast is from 8:00 - 8:30 AM.  Breaks and Lunch are included in the registration fee.

Hotel Accommodationshttp://www.niu.edu/conferenceCenters/naperville/service_amenities/hotel_info/naperville_hotel_map_web.pdf

Approved by the National Registry of CPE Sponsors

CPE RegistryIllinois Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) 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: www.nasbaregistry.org.

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