New Orleans, LA (Hyatt Regency New Orleans)
Accountants and auditors whose professional responsibilities, either directly or indirectly, involve accounting and financial reporting for enterprise funds and stand-alone business-type activities.
This seminar examines accounting and financial reporting for both enterprise funds and stand-alone business-type activities. Because such activities generally follow the same standards used in the private sector, the accounting section of the program focuses exclusively on transactions and accounting treatments that are unique to the public sector. The financial reporting portion of the program examines in detail the format and contents of the comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) of a stand-alone business-type activity.
Those who successfully complete this seminar should be able to:
- Describe practical differences between private-sector businesses and public-sector business-type activities;
- Identify transactions for which accounting and financial reporting standards differ between the private and public sectors;
- Calculate capitalizable interest, including situations involving projects financed by tax-exempt debt and grants;
- Calculate capital asset impairments;
- Perform basic journal entries for a debt refinancing;
- Determine the cost of pensions and other postemployment benefits (OPEB);
- Classify cash flows;
- Perform basic journal entries for tap fees, impact fees, and developer contributions;
- Report interfund activity within a larger financial reporting entity;
- Explain how regulatory accounting differs from regular accounting and when its use is appropriate in the public sector; and
- Identify the basic sections of a CAFR for a business-type activity and the key components of each.