IGFOA Advanced Governmental Accounting and Financial Reporting On-line Course
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|Government / Partner Colleagues
An eight session course focused on advanced topics in governmental accounting and financial reporting for local governments. Participants are encouraged to participate in all eight sessions, however individual session registration is also accepted. Refer to the complete list of topics and schedule below.
Date: beginning February 19, 2014 and continuing through June 4, 2014, this course is delivered to your desktop through a series of interactive webinars - see schedule below
Time: Check-in 1:20 - 1:30 PM
Seminar 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
About the IGFOA web course: The program provides an opportunity to learn from your desktop is delivered via a secure web site and audio conferencing service to your desktop. In order to participate you will need a computer or mobile device with a Web browser to view the presentation and a phone to hear the presentation. Registrants will receive e-mailed instructions with the secure password and conference call number, along with course materials for the upcoming session within one week of the program date. To ensure that you will receive the instructions from ReadyTalk, list "IGFOA Professional Education Committee [email@example.com]" as an approved or trusted sender in your email addresses and test the connection in advance of the webinar. Earn about 2.0 CPE per session.
Whether you are watching on your own or in a group setting, each individual must be registered - including those who may not intend to claim continuing professional education (CPE) credit.
IGFOA Professional Education Instructors
Frederick G. Lantz, CPA
Partner-in-Charge, Government Services, Sikich LLP
Brian W. Caputo, CPA
Chief Financial Officer/City Treasurer, City of Aurora
Intended Audience: Government finance officers, accountants, auditors and others that have completed the IGFOA Intermediate Governmental Accounting seminar or comparable course or have at least three years experience in governmental accounting or auditing.
Prerequisites and Preparation: This is an advanced-level seminar. Completion of the IGFOA Intermediate Governmental Accounting seminar or comparable course or have at least three years' experience in governmental accounting or auditing. No advanced preparation is required.
Learning Objectives: Participants completing this program should be able to:
- Apply and explain some of the more complex and advanced accounting and financial reporting issues facing local governments today.
- Understand and prepare for the implementation issues related to recently issued pronouncements of the governmental accounting standards board.
Delivery method: Group-Live Internet Based
Program Level: Advanced
Prerequisites: Completion of the IGFOA Intermediate Governmental Accounting seminar or comparable course or have at least three years' experience in governmental accounting or auditing.
Advanced Preparation: No advanced preparation required. Participants are encouraged to refer to their most recent CAFR.
Earn about 2 CPE credits for each session completed toward CPA or CPFO*
Full course participants earn about 16 CPE toward CPA or CPFO
* To receive CPE credit, individuals must attend the session in its entirety as tracked in the web participation report and complete at least 80% of the participation monitoring tools during the webinar. Only pre-registered and paid participants meeting fulfilling these criteria will be issued Certificates of Attendance.
Participation monitoring tools may include, but are not limited to:
a. Response to audio role call
b. Response to an on-line role call
c. Response to on-line poll (Example B) at designated points during the instruction
d. Answer to a specific chat question as verbally instructed at designated points during the instruction
e. Answer to a specific question via email at designated points during the instruction
f. Providing a passcode as instructed at designated points during the instruction
Course Topics and Schedule for IGFOA Advanced Governmental Accounting and Fincial Reporting
|Wednesday, February 19, 2014
|Accounting and reporting for cash and investments
|Wednesday, March 05, 2014
|Accounting for Capital Assets, Impairments and intangible assets
|Wednesday, March 19, 2014
|Accounting and Reporting for Debt issues
|Wednesday, April 02, 2014
|Economic Condition Reporting, the Statistical Section
|Wednesday, April 16, 2014
|Preparing a Statement of Cash Flows
|Wednesday, May 07, 2014
|Sales and Pledges of Receivables and Future Revenues, Accounting and Reporting for Service Concession Arrangements, Defining the Financial Reporting Entity
|Wednesday, May 28, 2014
|Preparing a Letter of Transmittal and the Management Discussion and Analysis
|Wednesday, June 04, 2014
|Accounting and Reporting for Pension Plans and Employer Accounting for Pensions
|Fred Lantz and Brian Caputo
Registration & Cancellation Policy
Registrations are accepted on a first-in, first registered basis. Payment should be received in advance. IGFOA reserves the right to apply 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 firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. For full course registrants a $40 cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations up toFebruary 10, 2014. For individual session registrants a $20 cancellation fee will be charged for cancellations up to 15 days before each session. Cancellations within 15 days of a session and no-shows are responsible for the applicable tuition. 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. Whether you are watching on your own or in a group setting, each individual must be registered - including those who may not intend to claim continuing professional education (CPE) credit.
If you have any questions regarding this seminar, cancellations, complaints, or refunds, please contact the IGFOA at 630-942-6587 or email@example.com.
Approved by the National Registry of CPE Sponsors
CPE Registry Illinois 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.