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CCFI is the Community College Financial Institute.  CCFI will offer courses on a variety of subjects including a 5 day basic course as well as courses on more advanced topics.   All courses are conducted as an interactive class where students will learn from the experience of other students on business operations. Class size is limited to 25.   Colleges should not send more than 2 or 3 participants since much of the class discussions are spent on comparing colleges and it is difficult to have a lot of dialog if there are too many participants from one college.  Courses now being offered are listed below:

 Send questions to Matt Williams at m[email protected] 

CCFI Courses - Register Below 

Payment is required when you register (Payment by Credit Card is Preferred)

Course

Payment Link

Host College

Dates

CPE   Credit

Cost

CCFI Basic Course -

Instructors- M. Williams & D. Garris

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Durham TCC

 April 4-8, 2022

35 Hours

$525

CCFI Budgeting - 

Instructors- M. Williams & D. Garris

 

 

 

22 Hours

$315

CCFI Capital Improvement Projects and Interscope

Instructors - M. Williams & Cindi Goodwin

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 Randolph CC

May 2-4, 2022

  14 Hours

     $315

CCFI Financial Statement and CAFR Preparation

Instructors- M. Williams & J. Forlines

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 Randolph CC

 April 25-27, 2022

  22 Hours

    $315

CCFI  HR Policies  

 

 

TBA

 22 Hours

$315

CCFI Auditing

 

 

 

TBA

 

$270

CCFI Financial Aid for Business Officials

Instructors- D. Batten 

    TBA   19 Hours  $270

CCFI Managing Business Office Processes

Instructors- M. Williams & D. Batten

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Sandhills CC April 11-13, 2022

 19 Hours

     $315

 

 Check payments should be sent to:

ACCBO
c/o Gaston College, Box 4
201 Highway 321 South
Dallas, NC 28034
Attn: Shelly Alman

 

(Cost varies, lunches included when in person - Please read information shown below under course descriptions):

 

Refunds are not allowed.  Colleges will be allowed to substitute another staff person if the registered individual is not able to attend or the individual will be allowed to attend another class session. 

Course Descriptions

Courses will be taught using a cooperative and collaborative learning experience focusing on interactive lectures and group discussions. The course will be taught by experienced Community College professionals.  

The only prerequisite for this course is that you are employed by a North Carolina Community College or by the North Carolina Community College System Office. No advance preparation is needed for this course. Course material will be emailed to you before the first day of the class.  

Cost of Courses

The cost of the courses varies upon the length of the course and the CPE credit earned, The cost of each course is based upon $15.00 per CPE credit hour earned. The cost of each course includes the cost of lunches.

If a student is unable to make the registered course, it is encouraged to seek a replacement from the same college to attend the course. If that is not possible, the student may withdraw prior to the beginning of the course, obtain a credit, and use for a future class. No refunds to the college will be made.

Class hours are normally 9:00am to 5:00pm each day. This will allow those in proximity to the college to return home each day; for all others, a list of recommended local hotels is available.

What should a student bring to the course?

A laptop or tablet (iPad) capable of accessing the internet will be required. Cell phones are permitted, but must be kept on vibrate during class instruction.

What information is needed for a student's registration?

We are requesting the student's name, college, position in the college, length of time at the college, and their cell /telephone number.

What can I wear to class?

The attire for the class will be business causal.

 

Basic Introductory Course

Who should attend training? This course is intended as an orientation course for new employees, a refresher for more seasoned employees, and will encompass many of the critical business office functions. All employees throughout the college are eligible and encouraged to attend.

Length of course? Five days 

CPE credit: This course is designed for Certified Public Accountants and 35 hours of CPE credit will be awarded upon completion of the course. This course is a basic accounting course covering Community College's management, budgeting, and accounting procedures and policies. It has been designed to create a stronger Community College System and prepare you for the next step in your Community College career. The course will cover the following topics:

  • An overview of the Community College System and College Administration.
  • Budgeting
  • College Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Facility Operations and Capital Improvements
  • Human Resources
  • Financial Aid
  • Purchasing
  • Travel and other important topics of the day


Managing College's Finance Process and Issues Course

This course is a 3-day course designed for new Controllers and Accountants that have responsibilities on managing the college's everyday financial activities. Some of the topics covered in this course include:

  • Accounting Procedure Manual
  • Chart of Accounts
  • Fund 55
  • Due To/Due From
  • Month end reporting
  • Internal Controls and EAGLE
  • Accounting for grants, financial aid, indirect costs, and overhead receipts
  • GL reports, security roles, and Utilities
  • Escheats
  • Bank accounts and reconciliations
  • State Budget Package
  • Required reporting and how to complete
  • Cash Certification Requests

Who should attend training? Controllers, Accountants, and any other employees having significant responsibilities for nay of the topics listed above.

Length of course? Three days

CPE credit: This course is designed for Certified Public Accountants and 21 hours of CPE credit will be awarded upon completion of the course.

 

Financial Statement and CAFR Preparation Course

 This course is a 3-day course on preparing the Financial Statements and CAFR. The course covers financial statement pre-planning activities, accrual journal entries, cash flow template, completion of the statements including notes and MD&A, the CAFR, audit findings, common errors, and how to review the statements.

Who should attend training? This course is for employees that are primarily responsible for completing the college's year-end financial statements and CAFR package. 

Length of course? Three days

CPE credit: This course is designed for Certified Public Accountants and 21 hours of CPE credit will be awarded upon completion of the course.

 

Budgeting Course

This course is a 3-day course focused on North Carolina Community College budgeting process and procedures. This course will take an in-depth look at community college budget regulations, policies, procedures, and processes. 

Who should attend training? This course is for employees that are responsible or have a role in the preparation and monitoring of college, state, local, and institutional funds budgets.

Length of course? Three days

CPE credit: This course is designed for Certified Public Accountants and 21 hours of CPE credit will be awarded upon completion of the course.

 

Capital Projects and Interscope Course

This course is a 3-day course focused on North Carolina Community College capital projects process and procedures. This course includes Interscope training. 

Who should attend training? This course is for employees that are responsible or have a role in the overseeing or monitoring capital projects or monitoring capital projects or capital project budgets.

Length of Course? Three days

CPE credit: This course is designed for Certified Public Accountants and 21 hours of CPE credit will be awarded upon completion of the course. 

 

Financial Aid for Business Officials

This course is a 2 1/2 day course focused on North Carolina Community College Account Receivables and Business Officials responsibilities pertaining to Financial Aid transactions.  

Who should attend training? This course is for employees that are responsible or have a role in the monitoring of financial aid transactions on the general ledger and ARCR subsidiary ledger.

Length of course? Two and one-half days

CPE credit: This course is designed for Certified Public Accountants and 18 hours of CPE credit will be awarded upon completion of the course. 

 

 Human Resources Policies and Procedures

 This course is a 3-day course focused on North Carolina Community College HR policies. The course includes a discussion on State Board requirements, what should be included in each policy, and writing policies. 

Who should attend training? This course is for employees that are responsible or have a role in the writing and enforcement of college's HR policies.

Length of course? Three days 

CPE credit: This course is designed for Certified Public Accountants and 21 hours of CPE credit will be awarded upon completion of the course. 

 

Community colleges may request to be a host college.  There are a few requirements that are required to be met prior to hosting.