Accounting principles used by governmental units and non-profit organizations. Concepts of fund accounting and the analysis and interpretation of the financial statements.
- Compare and contrast the financial reporting objectives of governmental and not-for-profit organizations with those of business entities.
- Evaluate the major components of a comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) of a state or local government.
- Apply fund accounting principles to the recording of monetary transactions of state and local governments in accordance with the standards set by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).
- Assess budgeting approaches and procedures for state and local governments.
- Integrate the generally accepted accounting principles relating to specialized forms of nonprofit organizations including colleges / universities and health care organizations.
- Apply the generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS) for governmental organizations including the Single Audit Act and the implications of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
- Apply the generally accepted accounting principles for Federal agencies as contained in the Statements of Federal Financial Accounting Standards (SFFAS).
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