The Journal of Accountancy is a great resource for all things accounting. From fraud schemes to new accounting standards to the latest technology, the Journal covers it all. They also regularly have quizzes you can take to test your knowledge and skills for various areas.
Recently, I came across a quiz they created for “Best practices in government accounting and auditing.” It’s only five questions and you can take it here. This blog is not meant to be advertisement for the Journal of Accountancy – the greater topic here is that it is crucial to be continually learning throughout your career.
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
— Benjamin Franklin
So, take Ben’s advice. Subscribe to various publications pertaining to the accounting profession or become a member of an organization that will further your expertise. A couple of suggestions: the Government Finance Officers Association of Arizona (GFOAZ) or the Association of Government Accountants (AGA). Don’t forget to also visit the GASB and GAO websites for the latest news for government entities.
Andrew Gill, CPA