FGFOA Beginner 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 Beginner Boot Camp has been held at the School of Governmental Finance for the past five years and was held at the Annual Conference last year. It has sold out each time.


Space is limited so sign up as soon as possible

For any questions, please contact Karen Pastula at (850) 701-3618.

Future Dates:

October 23-24, 2017: Omni Jacksonville
(During the SOGF)

Registration will open 
approximately middle of September. An email will be sent out to all members of the FGFOA announcing registration has opened.  

March 12-13, 2018: Location TBD



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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.