Boot Camp

The next FGFOA Beginner Boot Camp will take place on Monday, August 13th and Tuesday, August 14th in Tampa, Florida. Once again there will be a lottery process to randomly choose the 30 participants for this Boot Camp class, making registration easier and giving everyone a chance to attend. Beginner Boot Camp is open to FGFOA Members ONLY.

Registration for the August Boot Camp has closed.

Note: You must be a member of the FGFOA in order to attend the Beginner Boot Camp. If you would like to become a member, please Click Here.

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

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. 

Future Dates:

August 13-14: Tampa, FL.


Active Member: $440.00
Associate Member: $480.00

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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.