WGFOA Governmental Accounting Workshops

The Wisconsin Government Finance Officers Association is offering a workshop class that covers important topics as it relates to the special reporting and principles for state and local government.

Frederick G. Lantz and Marc DeVries are presenting the two day course that will give government finance officers the tools they need to accurately and properly report their financials.

Topics and Cost for Individual Sessions

Session Name Students Employees of
Governmental Bodies
Intro to Governmental and Financial Reporting $40 $50 $75
Application of Governmental Accounting Principles $40 $50 $75
Advanced Governmental Accounting $40 $50 $75
Governmental Accounting and
Financial Reporting Update
$40 $50 $75

Dates and Location

Register your spot for Brookfield, Appleton/Menasha, Eau Claire, or Madison 

Day 1 Agenda

Topic 1: Intro to Governmental Accounting and Financial Reporting

Time Chapter
8:00-8:10 Introductions
8:10-9:40 Chart of Accounts and Principles of Accounting
9:40-9:55 Break
9:55-10:40 Fund Accounting
10:40-11:30 Financial and Budgetary Reporting
11:30-12:00 Internal Controls
 12:00 Adjournment

Topic 2: Application of Governmental Accounting Principles



1:00-2:00 Measurement Focus and Basis of Accounting
2:00-3:00 Governmental Fund Revenue and Expenditure Recognition
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-3:45 Interfund Transactions and Equity Reporting
3:45-4:15 Enterprise and Internal Service Fund Accounting
4:15-5:00 Converting Governmental Funds to Governmental Activities
5:00 Adjournment

Day 2 Agenda

Topic 1: Advanced Governmental

Time Chapter
8:00-9:20 Accounting and Reporting for Cash and Investments and GASB 72
9:20-9:30 Break
9:30-10:40 Accounting and Reporting for Capital Assets
10:40-10:50 Break
10:50-12:00 Accounting and Reporting for Debt and Long-term Liabilities
12:00 Adjournment


Topic 2: Governmental Accounting and Financial Reporting Update



1:00-2:00 Economic Condition Reporting, the Statistical Section
2:00-3:00 Pension and OPEB Accounting and Reporting - GASB 67-68 and 74-75
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-3:45 New Pronouncements - GASB S-77 - 83
3:45-4:30 Implementing GASB S-84
4:30-5:00 GASB Project Agenda
5:00 Adjournment

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