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GLOWS Federal Core Financial Accounting Course

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This course provides access to all interested parties in familiarizing themselves with U.S. Federal Accounting, which is different from State and Local, Non-Profit, NGO, and Fund Accounting, and to provide Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits.

Understanding the financial management language of the federal government and navigating its specialized terms and accounting procedures and processes, many of which are only applicable to federal accounting is a necessity.

Knowledge of federal budgeting, accounting, costing, and reporting is essential for all who do business with the federal government.

The GLOWS Core Financial Accounting Course is an overview of the Federal Government's fund accounting structure and Business Case Laboratory that provides "hands-on" access to the actual input screens of a software product that complies with the requirements of the Federal testing authorities that certified its use in Federal Agencies.


  • Describe the Federal Fund Accounting System identifying:
    • Fund Accounting System
    • United States Standard General Ledger
    • Account Classification Coding Structures for data management
  • Describe the operation of a Federal Core Accounting System
    • Define the Federal Fund Control System & relation to the Antideficiency Act
    • Describe the Budget Execution System in relation to:
      • Appropriations
      • Apportionments
      • Allotments
      • Commitments
      • Obligations
      • Disbursements, Expenditures & Outlays
  • Define Federal financial reports generated from Federal Core Accounting Systems

Prerequisite: General knowledge of basic accounting principles

*If you are a CPA or a CGFM, you will be happy to know that our courses are NASBA certified. However, not all states accept NASBA certification. Some States require QAS Certification. The QAS states are Oregon, Minnesota, Mississippi, Tennessee, Florida, and South Carolina. For more on what your state requires, click here.

GLOWS Corp. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417. Website:

This product is provided through a third party vendor. Once you complete your purchase, you will receive an email from within 5 days. This email will contain a user ID, a password and instructions on how to access this course.

NASBA Field of Study: Accounting (Governmental)
Level: Basic
Recommended CPE Credit: 24
GLOWS Federal Core Financial Accounting Course
Product# TFCFAS12O
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