Public Financial Management
This course is designed for students to develop an understanding of the key disciplines of financial management for state & local governments. Specifically, the course will emphasize the ability to read and understand basic financial statements and the comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR), how generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) apply to state & local government, fund accounting, and other financial reporting components. Students will also be introduced to the fundamental principles of state & local government financial management including budget development, long-term financial planning, debt management, and retirement benefits, and will become familiar with how all of these elements can be used to help accomplish organizational goals and objectives for state & local governments.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
90-723 Financial Statements and Analysis of Companies