The Academy for New York State's Local Officials

OSC Government Accounting Schools

Introduction to Governmental Accounting (Basic)

Objective:

This multi-day school is designed to familiarize participants with the basic concepts of governmental accounting and give them a working knowledge of basic bookkeeping procedures such as understanding debits and credits, a discussion of the modified accrual system of accounting, the practice of maintaining the books and records, developing and accounting for the annual budget, as well as the year-end closing process. Please view the registration form for dates and locations.

Class Times:

  • In-person: Day 1 and Day 2, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM; Day 3, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
  • Online: Day 1 and Day 2, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM; Day 3, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

CPE:

Earn up to 15 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.

Recommended For:

This school is for those individuals who possess some accounting experience, but are newcomers to governmental accounting in New York. It will benefit Chief Executive Officers, Chief Fiscal Officers, Comptrollers, Treasurers, Clerks, and Accounting Personnel.

Accounting Principles and Procedures (Advanced)

Objective:

This multi-day school is designed to familiarize participants with accounting and financial reporting requirements for local governments in New York. The course provides guidance on certain operational issues, such as cash management, purchasing, processing claims for payment, accounting for capital projects and utilizing reserve funds. Please view the registration form for dates and locations.

Class Times:

  • In-person: Day 1 and Day 2, 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM 
  • Online: Day 1 and Day 2, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

CPE:

Earn up to 12 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.

Recommended For:

This school is a good follow-up to our Introduction course, although attending the Introduction is not a prerequisite. It will benefit Chief Executive Officers, Chief Fiscal Officers, Comptrollers, Treasurers, Clerks, Accounting Personnel, Board Members and Department Heads.