Advanced Accounting (Accrual Accounting) and CAFR Preparation

The Office of State and Local Government Programs in Iowa State University Extension Community and Economic Development is offering two brand new classes in advanced accounting and comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) preparation. These two new OSLGP courses are ideal for those with accounting experience but new to the municipal arena or current staff trying to improve your accounting skills. Both courses are also eligible for IMFOA or IAMU certification credit.

Advanced Accounting – Accrual Accounting is a two full-day course to train those required to do accrual and year-end conversions when preparing for annual audits. The course is intended for individuals with basic knowledge of accounting while going in-depth on the specific rules, guidelines and practices within government. The combination of lecture, discussion and exercises help to ease the transition for individuals faced with these difficult, but essential tasks.

CAFR Preparation will instruct participants how to prepare a comprehensive annual financial report after the year-end accrual conversions are complete. The course will be one-day and will include formatting and data collection to meet the GFOA requirements for applicants to the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program.

Dates & Locations

Advanced Accounting (Accrual Accounting)
July 16 -17, 2012

CAFR Preperation
July 18, 2012 

Gateway Hotel and Conference Center
2100 Green Hills Drive
Ames, IA

Gateway Hotel Map
Center for Transportation Research and Education (ctre) Map
Ames City Hall Map and Directions


Registration deadline for these courses has passed. Check back for future sessions and their registrations.

Dining Options

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July 2012 Room Accommodations

If you wish to stay at the Gateway Convention and Conference Center, you should make your reservations by June 24 in order to get the group rate of $92 plus taxes.  Be sure to identify yourself as a participant of the Iowa Municipal Professionals Institute.  Room sharing is encouraged to help the city budget; Gateway is willing to work with both cities to accommodate the necessary paperwork.  Other hotels in the area can be found on the League's website.

Course Materials

Advanced Accounting Evaluation

CAFR Prep Evaluation

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