This course familiarizes students with basic concepts and terminology in the issuance of general obligation and revenue bonds and provides industry best practices. By completing this 12-hour online course, students will gain knowledge and skills that will help them understand the process of issuing debt in a government.
Elected officials and staff will learn the fundamentals of human resources management through this online class. Students will gain a solid understanding of interview and hiring processes, employee performance appraisal, and basic legal issues related to government employment.
This course familiarizes students with the basic concepts and terminology in preparing and implementing a local government budget. Students learn types of budgets and their components, how to prepare revenue estimates and budget summaries, the process of creating, implementing and monitoring a budget, and how to establish budgetary controls and budgets for contingencies.
In this course students become familiar with basic accounting systems, elements of financial reports, and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for state and local governments. After progressing through each lesson, students will complete a timed course examination.
After completing Introductory Governmental Accounting Parts I and II, students can continue to grow their knowledge of financial reporting in state and local governments through the Intermediate Governmental Accounting class. The course focuses on how transactions are reported in external financial statements required for state and local governments. It is required for completion of the Georgia State Certificate Program and the Georgia Local Government Certification Program.
Government purchasing professionals are responsible for obtaining materials, equipment and services at the best overall value for their employer. To do so effectively, they must perform many crucial steps. These can include developing procurement strategies, writing specifications, reviewing supplier proposals, selecting suppliers, negotiating contracts, placing orders, and evaluating vendor performance. This course exposes students to basic concepts and terminology for understanding purchasing in a governmental environment.
This course familiarizes students with the types of revenues that governments typically generate. Students will also learn the history of revenue types and about current trends in governmental revenue administration.
This course familiarizes students with the legal and political considerations and parameters within which a treasury management system functions. Students also learn how governments utilize investment economics and various investment alternatives. In addition, students learn about banking systems and how they affect local government treasury management and the concepts of contracting for banking services.