Boot Camp


FGFOA Beginner Boot Camp Is Back!

The next FGFOA Beginner Boot Camp will take place in Daytona Beach at Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort on Monday, October 17 and Tuesday, October 18, 2021.

Registration for this Boot Camp Lottery will open
Monday, August 9, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
and will close
Friday, August 13, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

Participants are determined by a lottery process. 30 participants will be randomly chosen for the registrations received, making registration easier and giving everyone a chance to attend. All others who have signed-up will be placed on a waiting list. You will be notified if you receive a seat in the Boot Camp or if you are placed on the waiting list.

Registration fee:
Active Members $440.00
Associate Members: $480.00

Beginner Boot Camp is open to FGFOA members only. If you would like to become a member you can fill out a membership application at our website,

Click Here to Register for the Boot Camp Lottery

Who should attend?

•     New accounting/auditing staff

•     Accounting staff desiring to move into other accounting positions

•     Managers and supervisors with limited technical accounting expertise

•     Anyone in need of brushing up on governmental accounting basics

After attending the “Beginner Boot Camp” participants will:

•     Have a working knowledge of fund types and categories

•     Recognize the types of transactions to be recorded in various fund categories

•     Understand the relationship between accounting financial reporting and budgetary accountability

•     Know how to record routine transactions for governmental and business type activities

•     Be familiar with the financial reporting model for state and local governments

Additional Information

Certificates of Attendance will be awarded. There will be a booklet provided with all handout materials and references.

Class size is limited for this intense hands-on interaction between the speaker and participants.

For more information about Boot Camp, please contact Karen Pastula at (850) 701-3618

Registration Fees:

Active Member: $440.00
Associate Member: $480.00


About Boot Camp

The FGFOA is offering an exciting, intense, hands-on, two-day workshop for beginners that will introduce the very basics of accounting and financial reporting for state and local governments. The intricacies of fund accounting will be reviewed, including the various bases of accounting used to record governmental transactions. In addition, accountability through budgetary methodologies and control mechanisms will be covered as well as budgetary accounting concepts.

The two-day Introduction to Governmental Accounting Boot Camp will be led by Lynda M. Dennis, CPA, Ph.D. and will qualify for 16 hours of AA CPE.