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New Online Certificate Program: Basic County Finance

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Basic County Finance Certificate is designed for newly hired finance and budget staff employees, and elected/appointed officials such as county commissioners, mayors, highway officials, and directors of schools with limited financial knowledge or experience. In these courses, users will learn to initiate, record, and process various governmental fund transactions.

Participants earn this certificate upon completion of the required eleven (11) courses for a total of ten (10) credits. The program consists of a variety of topics related to finance, budgeting, and other related skills. The program may be taken on its own or before, during, or after the CCFO program.

This certification program is 100% online. The enrollment fee for this program is $150.00.

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 Course TitleHours
1Introductions to Governmental Fund Accounting1.5
2Cash Receipts, Deposits, Revenues, and Accounts Receivable1.0
3Accounts Payable1.0
4Bank Reconciliations0.5
5Payroll Processing1.0
6Payroll Liabilities0.5
7Budget Amendments0.5
8Debt Transactions0.5
9Capital Expenditures, Assets, and Depreciation1.0
10Understanding Governmental Fund Financial Statements1.0
11Fiscal Year-End Closing and the Audit Process1.5
 Total Program Hours10.0