Course description

This course introduces the fundamentals of accounting for nonprofit and governmental organizations. It emphasizes the issues related to fund accounting, including general and revenue funds, debt service funds, capital project funds, internal service funds, enterprise and fiduciary funds, long-term debt and fixed-asset accounting, and planning and control of cash and temporary investments. Other topics include budgeting, budgetary control and reporting, management control, financial reporting, budgeting and controlling operations, cost determination, strategic planning, program analysis, measurement of output, reporting on performance, full-accrual and modified-accrual accounting, cost determination, tax levies, auditing, and preparation of financial statements.


  • Assistant Dean for Finance, School of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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