Basic Governmental Accounting Seminar


Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 8:30 AM–4:00 PM


NIU Rockford
8500 E. State St.
RockfordIllinois 61108

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  • Members $ 125.00 Before Oct 4, 2022 $ 135.00 Between Oct 4, 2022 and Oct 10, 2022 Members $ 135.00
  • Government / Partner Colleagues $ 135.00 Before Oct 4, 2022 $ 145.00 Between Oct 4, 2022 and Oct 10, 2022 Government / Partner Colleagues $ 145.00
  • Non-members $ 175.00 Before Oct 4, 2022 $ 185.00 Between Oct 4, 2022 and Oct 10, 2022 Non-members $ 185.00


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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 networking is from 8:00 - 8:30 AM.  Breaks and lunch are included in the registration fee.

Seminar will cover:
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

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; and 
  • Identify the links between budgeting and accounting.


Brian LeFevre, Partner, Sikich LLP 
Andrew Huhn, Finance Director, Town of Normal, Illinois 
Rachel Musiala, Director of Finance, Village of Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Intended Audience:  Accountants, Assistant Managers, Assistant Finance Directors, and individuals new to Local Government Accounting 
Delivery method: Group-Live
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: No prerequisites required
Advanced Preparation: No advanced preparation required
Field of Study: Accounting (Governmental) - Technical
Last Review/Revision/Update: October 11, 2022
NASBA CPE Credits: Earn about 8.0 CPE hours

NIU Rockford is easily accessible from Interstate 90. For a list of hotels near NIU Rockford, visit

CPE hours: 8.00

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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.

Cancellation of an event registration is subject to the following policy:

  • No refunds will be given for cancellations the day of the event and no shows.
  • For IGFOA event registration cancellations five (5) business days or more prior to an event, refunds will be offset by a $20 cancellation fee.
  • For IGFOA event registration cancellations within five (5) business days of the training, refunds will be offset by a cancellation fee of 50% of the registration fee.
  • A substitute attendee may be designated provided that the payment has been made and the IGFOA office has been notified in advance.
  • Cancellation policy for chapter events may differ from this policy at the chapters’ discretion.
  • A written request for a refund must be emailed to the IGFOA prior to the event.

By submitting this registration, the applicant agrees to the registration and cancellation policy above.

IGFOA reserves the right to modify the agenda and/or speakers, cancel the training 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.

If you have questions about the cancellation and refund policy, your membership, or a complaint, please 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.

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