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Course Credit
10 - Continuing Education Credits per workshop
12 - CPE Credits for Accountants per workshop

2017 Accounting Workshop Schedule

Accounting I | Accounting II | Accounting III

Dates & Locations | Daily Schedule | Course Information

 

 

 

Schedule at-a-glance

  Western Central Capital Long Island
Accounting I Feb. 8-9 Feb. 6-7 Jan. 31-Feb. 1 Feb. 16-17
Accounting II Mar. 2-3 Feb. 28 - Mar. 1 Mar. 7-8 Mar. 13-14
Accounting III May 25-26 May 23-24 Apr. 11-12 Apr. 26-27

 

Dates & Locations

Accounting I

Western
February 8-9 (full day / half day)
Erie I BOCES
Building B, A4
355 Harlem Road, West Seneca, NY 14224
Presented by Tom Zuber, Raymond F. Wager, CPA, P.C.

Central
February 6-7 (full day / half day)
OCM BOCES
Seneca Large Conference Room
110 Elwood Davis Road
Syracuse, NY 13221
Presented by Ronald C. Finch

Capital
January 31 -  February 1 (full day / half day)
NYSASBO Training Center
453 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205
Presented by Sarah Morrison, North Colonie Central School District

Long Island
February 16-17 (full day / half day)
Western Suffolk BOCES
Large Conference Room
31 Lee Avenue, Wheatley Heights, NY 11798
Presented by Tom Mager, Cullen & Danowski, LLP

Accounting II

Western
March 2-3 (full day / half day)
Erie I BOCES
355 Harlem Road, West Seneca, NY 14224
Presented by Tom Zuber, Raymond F. Wager, CPA, P.C.

Central (full day / half day)
February 28 - March 1 (full day / half day)
OCM BOCES
Seneca Large Conference Room
110 Elwood Davis Road
Syracuse, NY 13221
Presented by Ronald C. Finch

Capital
March 7-8 (full day / half day)
NYSASBO Training Center
453 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205
Presented by Sarah Morrison, North Colonie Central School District

Long Island
March 13-14 (full day / half day)
Location Changed (1/31/17 update)
Nassau BOCES
George Farber Admin Center
Conference Room LLB
71 Clinton Road
Garden City, NY 11530
Presented by Tom Mager, Cullen & Danowski, LLP

Accounting III

Western
May 25-26 (full day / half day)
Erie I BOCES
355 Harlem Road, West Seneca, NY 14224
Presented by Tom Zuber, Raymond F. Wager, CPA, P.C.

Central
May 23-24 (full day / half day)
OCM BOCES
Seneca Large Conference Room
110 Elwood Davis Road
Syracuse, NY 13221
Presented by Sarah Morrison, North Colonie Central School District

Capital
April 11-12 (full day / half day)
NYSASBO Training Center
453 New Karner Rd, Albany, NY 12205
Presented by Sarah Morrison, North Colonie Central School District

Long Island
April 26-27 (full day / half day)
Location Changed (1/31/17 update)
Nassau BOCES
George Farber Admin Center
Conference Room LLB
71 Clinton Road
Garden City, NY 11530
Presented by Tom Mager, Cullen & Danowski, LLP

 

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Daily Schedule for all Workshops

Day 1
Registration 8:00 a.m.
Program 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Lunch will be provided. Please notify us of any dietary restrictions.

Day 2
Registration 8:00 a.m.
Program 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Please bring a pencil, eraser, and calculator.

Members pay  - $275 
Non-Members pay - $375

Course Credit
10 - Continuing Education Credits per workshop
12 - CPE Credits for Accountants per workshop

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Course Information

NYSASBO offers a series of workshops entitled Accounting I, II, and III that starts with an introductory course on fund accounting in school districts, and builds upon that in the two subsequent courses to cover more advanced topics ranging from accounting for pension contributions, depreciation of fixed assets to preparing school district financial statements and filing ST- 3 report.

Accounting I Workshop

Institute Hours – 10
CPE Credits – 12

This course provides attendees with an introduction to fund accounting in school districts. Through a combination of lecture, classroom exercises, and a homework assignment, participants will learn the basics of General Fund transactions with an introduction to accounting for payroll, fund balance, and reserves. This course is appropriate for anyone interested in school district accounting or looking for a short accounting refresher. No previous accounting background is required.

Topics Covered

  • Basics of accounting and journals and ledgers
  • Principles of governmental accounting
  • The School District Accounting and Reporting Manual
  • Sources of revenue, capital assets, non-current liabilities, trust and agency
  • Recording payroll transactions
  • Trust funds, fund balance reserves
  • TRS/ERSliabilities 

Accounting II Workshop 

Institute Hours – 10
CPE Credits – 12

This course builds on Accounting I. Through lecture, exercises, and a homework assignment, the course provides a review of basic accounting concepts and general fund transactions and expands into transactions of other funds such as School Lunch and Special Aid. Participants will also be introduced to the accounting treatment of TRS/ERS accruals, compensated absences, capital leases, depreciation of fixed assets and more.

Topics Covered

  • Review of basic school district accounting concepts
  • Accounting for general fund activities
  • Accounting for school food service activities
  • Accounting for special aid fund activities
  • OMB Circular A-87 and OMB Circular A-133 compliance requirements
  • Accounting for capital project fund activities 

Accounting III Workshop

Institute Hours – 10
CPE Credits – 12

This course builds on Accounting II and focuses on the year-end book closing and preparation of school district financial statements. In a hands-on day-and-a-half workshop, participants will prepare and review trial balances and closing entries for the General, Special Aid, Capital, Trust and Agency funds as well as complete a sample ST-3 and GASB 34 compliant financial statements.

Topics Covered

  • Review year-end trial balances and closing funds
  • Preparing the ST-3
  • Preparing the modified accrual basis financial statements
  • Preparing GASB 34 conversion journal entries
  • Preparing accrual basis financials
  • Preparing financial statement footnotes
  • Preparing management discussion and analysis letter
  • Preparing single audit schedules
  • Preparing extra-classroom activity fund financial statements

   

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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be received in writing (or by email at asbomail@nysasbo.org) three days prior to the start of the program and are subject to a cancellation fee. There are no refunds for cancellations received less than three business days prior to the start of the program.