CGFM Course 1: Governmental Environment

Learn about the unique aspects of government and how they differ from the private sector and nonprofit organizations.

Learning Objectives

This course covers:

  • How governments are organized and structured
  • The legally based implications of the government financial environment
  • Importance of the budget in government
  • The management cycle, and how the various stages are interrelated
  • How governments are financed
  • The role and structure of taxes
  • The purposes for issuing debt
  • What it means to be publicly accountable
  • The importance of ethics in government
  • Electronic services in government

Related Courses

  • Budget Development and Execution
  • Federal Budgeting
  • Fiscal Anatomy of a State or Local Government Program -- 1 Day
  • Field(s) of Study


    Course Length

    1 day

    Course Level




    CPE Hours


    Group Cost

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