CPE Self-Study

Fundamentals of Governmental Accounting and Reporting

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Are you just starting to work in the governmental arena? Have you worked in this area for years but need a refresher to keep up with changes? If so, this is the course for you.

This CPE course features the foundational tenets of governmental accounting and reporting in today's environment. Learn more than the buzz words – learn the underlying concepts and how they are applied.

Learning Objectives

This course will prepare you to:

  • Identify unique aspects of the governmental environment
  • Identify the 11 fund types and 3 fund categories
  • Apply the appropriate Measurement Focus and Basis of Accounting (MFBA) to fund accounting and reporting
  • Classify, measure and report governmental revenues and expenditures
  • Recognize the financial reporting structure used by governments
  • Distinguish the format and reporting requirements for government-wide financial statements
  • Recognize special purpose governments
  • Identify the impact of capital assets and long-term liabilities at the fund reporting level as well as the government-wide financial statement level

Key Topics

  • The governmental environment and GAAP
  • Fund accounting and the financial reporting model
  • Budgeting
  • MFBA
  • Revenues and expenditures
  • Governmental, proprietary, and fiduciary funds
  • Government-wide financial statements
  • Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
  • Special purpose governments
  • Deferred outflows of resources and deferred inflows of resources

Who Will Benefit?

  • Accounting and finance professionals working in the state and local government environment
  • Auditors with state and local government clients who seek a refresher in fundamental government accounting and reporting concepts

System Requirements

About the Authors

Bruce Chase, Ph.D., CPA

About the Publisher


About the AICPA The American Institute of CPAs is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 412,000 members in 144 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation, which sets a new standard for global recognition of management accounting.