Joint Training with TAV

Radford University's Governmental and Nonprofit Assistance Center (GNAC) has developed online courses for the Treasurers' Association of Virginia (TAV).  The courses are part of the TAV professional Certification Program which is administered by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Virginia.

Certificate Courses

Level 1 Accounting: Basic Governmental Accounting

This day and half course is designed for people that have a limited background in formal accounting, or need a basic refresher. It covers basic financial statement elements (such as assets, liabilities, fund balance, revenue and expenditures), the effects of transactions on the accounting equation, basic financial statements and debits and credits. It also covers an introduction to funds, budgeting, and financial reporting for governments. The course incorporates several in class exercises.

Level 2: Understanding Governmental Accounting 

This day and a half course covers accounting and reporting standards, budgeting and fund accounting.  A major focus of the course is on the main difference in the measurement focus and basis of accounting between governmental funds and proprietary funds.  It covers some of the unique accounting methods for these fund as well as the related fund financial statements.  

Level 3: Financial reporting and CAFR

This day and a half course covers the government-wide statements and the contents of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).  A major focus of the course is on how to use the different reports in a CAFR to evaluate a government’s financial performance.  It will use a class exercise to demonstrate ways to evaluate performance.  In addition, how the government-wide statements are constructed is covered.

Online Courses Available

  • Introduction to Governmental Accounting
  • Business Ethics
  • Internal Controls
  • Intermediate Government Accounting
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