Syllabus ACCT 7378 SP 2012

Syllabus ACCT 7378 SP 2012 - Governmental and...

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Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting ACCT 7378 SPRING 2012 Instructor: Dr. Saleha Khumawala Office: 390 M Melcher Hall Class: Monday 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. LEC 10360, Room 110 Melcher Hall Office Hours : Mondays & Tuesdays 12– 1 p.m. and 5-6 p.m. So that I might devote full attention to your needs, please schedule an appointment if you need to see me outside of office hours. E-MAIL : PLEASE use only Blackboard Vista to send an e-mail. Web address . Required Blackboard Vista ID . Blackboard is a password-protected online course management system. Starting on the first day of classes, students can use their PeopleSoft ID, to log on to Blackboard Vista courses by going to and clicking the blue “Blackboard Vista” button. Please contact the hotline number (713) 743-1411 any time (24/7) except university holidays with any technical issues that may arise. REQUIRED TEXT: Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting, Concepts and Practices Fifth Edition by Granof & Khumawala, (New York: John Wiley, 2011 ). ISBN: 978-0-470-39078-8 Continuing Problem: City of Austin : A “continuing problem” has been assigned for each of the chapters in which one is included. This problem requires that you review the comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) of Austin, Texas for FYE September 30, 2010. The report is available on the “web.” and a pdf copy is also posted on Blackboard. In answering the questions included in these problems, please be brief and include the page or schedule in the CAFR that you used to answer the questions. Computerized Fund Balance Project: The Sage MIP Fund Accounting software for this project should be downloaded from a link that is included with the text. The Word version Instruction Guide and the ten projects plus additional instructions are posted on Blackboard. The Harvard Ps are a good guideline for what I expect: Be PRESENT, PROMPT , PREPARED, PARTICIPATE, PERSEVERE and PATIENT. 1
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OBJECTIVES OF THE COURSE: To make accounting majors and other students having an interest in public sector accounting aware of the dynamism of government and NFP accounting and of the intellectual challenges that it presents. The course provides an in-depth understanding of the unique environment, concepts, and procedures of accounting, financial reporting, auditing, and budgeting of governmental and not-for-profit organizations, with emphasis on the governmental accounting reporting model (GASB # 34) currently being implemented by governmental entities and implementation of FASB Standards by Not-for-Profit entities. Why Study Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting? This area is becoming increasingly more important as most governments and not-for-profit
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