Governments & Municipalities

UMAS Training Course

At Melanson we take pride in not only continuing our own professional development, but that of our clients as well. Our Municipal and Governmental team provides regular training and information seminars for municipal employees and officials on various topics of interest.

Melanson also proudly offers a formal 30-hour course on the Uniform Municipal Accounting System (UMAS). The UMAS course is updated annually to include current Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements and statute changes. All course participants receive a comprehensive training manual prepared by our experienced Governmental Services Team. To learn more about this annual offering, please call our Andover office at 978-749-0005.

Some other topics we provide training for include:

  • Fund structure and common classifications
  • Chart of accounts structure and analysis of accounts
  • Accounting systems
  • Preparing and recording the budget
  • Recording transactions
  • Closing the books at year-end
  • Preparing annual financial reports
  • Establishing sound internal controls
  • Statutory responsibilities

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