County Financial Reporting and Budgeting for Nonfinancial Experts
Understand and interpret county financial reports - for decision-makers, elected officials and managers

This course provides the tools for nonfinancial experts to understand government budgets and financial statements.  Participants discuss budgets, financial statements and the audit, and at the 30,000’ level what each of those is saying (or not saying!).  Participants should bring questions about terms or concepts they have encountered as part of their interaction with county and government financial reporting. The discussion reviews terms and definitions used with government financial reporting and strategies on how to read financial statements and auditor reports to identify critical information.  Participants explore an approach to use with budgets to identify assumptions they include.  

Instructor is Laura Lindal, CPA.

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