Continuing Professional Education

Federal GS-510 Accountants' Report Gao ID: 143680 December 1, 1990

GAO provided information on the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program's (JFMIP) project on continuing professional education for federal accountants, focusing on the development of statements defining federal accountants' major functions in such areas as: (1) technical guidance; (2) internal control; (3) financial analysis and reporting; (4) system development, operation, and maintenance; and (5) supervision, leadership, and communication. GAO noted that the JFMIP project provided: (1) a list of subject areas covering federal accountants' knowledge, skills, and abilities, and major federal guidelines that accountants must apply; and (2) a continuing professional education model as a guide to agencies.

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