This course covers fund accounting, budget and control issues, revenue and expense recognition, and issues of reporting for both government and non-profit entities.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.
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Topics and Objectives
Accounting Standards for State and Local Governments
- Demonstrate an understanding of why governmental accounting is–and should be–different from for-profit business accounting.
- Model the governmental accounting system used to account for revenues, expenditures, encumbrances, expenses, capital, and debt.
- Distinguish between the various types of funds used by governments.
- Examine the accounting process used for governmental funds, proprietary funds, and fiduciary funds.
- Analyze typical operating transactions for governmental, proprietary, and fiduciary activities and prepare appropriate journal entries at both the government-wide and fund levels.
Financial Reporting and Control for State and Local Governments
- Assess and prepare governmental fund financial statements and government-wide financial statements and understand how to reconcile the two.
- Evaluate the components of a comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).
- Perform key financial analysis of an entities financial position, financial condition, and economic condition.
- Examine issues related to budgeting and control.
The Not-for-Profit Environment
- Assess the accounting and financial reporting requirements for not-for-profit organizations.
- Journalize transactions and prepare financial statements in accordance with the generally accepted accounting principles governing not-for-profit organizations.
- Discuss how not-for-profit organizations are regulated.
- Contrast the tax-exempt status of public charities and private foundations with commercial organizations.
Accounting for Not-for-Profit Colleges, Universities, and Health Care Orga …
- Describe financial reporting for public and private colleges and universities.
- Journalize transactions and prepare the basic financial statements for public and private colleges and universities.
- Describe financial reporting for not-for-profit and governmental health care organizations.
- Journalize transactions and prepare the basic financial statements for not-for-profit and governmental health care organizations.
A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process. To meet to a course prerequisite requirement, a student must have successfully completed the prerequisite course at University of Phoenix, provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution or have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.
This course requires the prerequisite below. Click on the prerequisite course to review the course topics and objectives.
ACC/291 or ACC/291T – Principles of Accounting II or equivalent
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