Certified Governmental Accounting Technician (CGAT)

The purpose of the Certified Governmental Accounting Technician (CGAT) Program is to improve the professional, administrative and fiscal skills of candidates through a series of courses approved by GFOAA in the areas of General Ledger, Budgeting, Fund Accounting, Purchasing/Accounts Payable, Payroll and Billings/Accounts Receivable. For detailed information please visit the Government Finance Officer Association of Alabama (GFOAA) website.

Upcoming Trainings

Fund Accounting

May 15, 2019, Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa, AL - 6 hours (Required)
Objective: to familiarize the participant with the process of recording financial information that groups resources into funds based on their source and any limitations on use.
Register for the Fund Accounting class online.

Purchasing/Accounts Payable

August 28, 2019, Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa, AL - 6 hours (Elective)
Objective: to familiarize the participant with accounts and techniques used to record and generate payment to specific companies or individuals for products or services that have been purchased on credit by your entity. Accounts payable are usually items that will be paid for in less than one year.
Register for the Purchasing/Accounts Payable class online.

Billings/Accounts Receivable

November 6, 2019, Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa, AL - 6 hours (Elective)
Objective: to familiarize the participant with techniques to record money that is owed and or paid to your entity for products or services that have been rendered by you on credit to customers.
Register for the Billing/Accounts Receivable class online.

Payroll

January 8, 2020, Bryant Conference Center, Tuscaloosa, AL - 6 hours (Elective)
Objective: to familiarize the participant with detailed accounting techniques for processing employee salaries and wages, bonuses, benefits and taxes. This course will also familiarize the participant with IRS rules and regulations.
Register for the Payroll class online.

General Ledger

Date:  TBA
Objective: to familiarize the participant with the study of ledgers in which all the assets, liabilities, equity, revenue and expenses are posted and from which financial statements are prepared.


Budgeting

Date:  TBA
Objective: to familiarize the participant with key areas of governmental budgeting and finance. Specifically, the course will focus on the appropriation and management of public funds, including the importance and background of budgets, the budgetary cycle, revenue projections, types of expenditures, and the execution of a budget.

Registration by mail: Download CGAT Registration Form

Registration by phone:  Registration Services 205-348-3000

Attendance

Any of the above courses may be taken independently of any certification program.

Certification: To earn the certification, one must complete two mandatory courses and two electives.

Continuing Education: It is recommended that certificate holders complete 12 hours of CPE every 2 years.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made within fourteen days of the program are subject to a $100 cancellation fee. Refunds will not be granted after the program has begun. A substitute participant may be designated in place of a registrant who cannot attend (you must notify Registration Services of substitution at least 24 hours in advance).

Request for Accommodations

The University of Alabama is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Requests for accommodation of physical and/or dietary needs should be made at least 30 calendar days in advance of the program date. Please email your requests to pharvey@ccs.ua.edu.

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