Basic Governmental Accounting Seminar


Thursday, May 31, 2018, 8:30 AM–4:00 PM


Wyndham Springfield
700 E Adams Street
SpringfieldIL 62701

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  • Members $ 110.00 Before May 24, 2018 $ 120.00 Between May 24, 2018 and May 29, 2018 Members $ 120.00
  • Government / Partner Colleagues $ 115.00 Before May 24, 2018 $ 125.00 Between May 24, 2018 and May 29, 2018 Government / Partner Colleagues $ 125.00
  • Non-members $ 125.00 Before May 24, 2018 $ 135.00 Between May 24, 2018 and May 29, 2018 Non-members $ 135.00

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

Andrew Huhn, Town of Normal
Brian LeFevre, Sikich LLP
Rachel Musiala, Village of Hoffman Estates

AGENDA (review here)

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

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: 
Prerequisites: No prerequisites required
Advanced Preparation: No advanced preparation required
Field of Study: Accounting (Governmental)
Earn about 8.0 CPE Credits

By submitting this registration, the applicant agrees to the registration and cancellation policy listed below.  IGFOA reserves the right to modify the agendas and/or speakers, cancel the trainings due to low enrollment, or to close registration if full. 

To make reservations use the link, 
or call the hotel directly at (217) 789-1530.

Please mention the IGFOA Basic Accounting when making reservation to receive the special group rate.  Reservations must be received by 05/09/2018. After this date, reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis only.

CPE hours: 8.00

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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 rate applies to staff, appointed officials, and elected officials of a government with a current IGFOA membership. 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 have questions about your membership, contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587.  

If you are unable to attend, please contact IGFOA at 630-942-6587 or as soon as possible.  A $20 cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations up to May 24, 2018.  Cancellations after May 24, 2018 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. 

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

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

Approved by the National Registry of CPE Sponsors

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