GCC Offers Municipal Accounting Course to Prep Future Government Leaders

December 30, 2021

As the demand for municipal accounting professionals continues to rise across the state, Greenfield Community College is helping to address this need by providing the Fundamentals of Municipal Accounting course starting on Jan. 7. 

The self-guided and completely virtual course is being offered in partnership with the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG). The course will be free for most participants thanks to a grant provided by FRCOG to help increase the number of municipal accounting professionals in the Commonwealth. 

You can sign up for the course here.

According to the Local Government Workforce Skills Gap Report released by the Baker administration in 2018, there is a great need for training in many municipal positions across the state, including accounting.

To help address these needs, FRCOG Director of Regional Services Bob Dean proposed that his organization create a training program in accounting. Funding was secured and GCC was brought in to administer the course. The course first started in June 2021 and was met with great interest, so the program is being put on again in January. 

The course is offered through GCC’s Workforce Development and Community Education and is taught by a retired municipal accountant. Following a virtual orientation on Jan. 7, students will be able to take the course at their own pace and weekly online office hours will be provided by the instructor. 

Those who finish the course will receive a certificate of completion from GCC. 

For more information, including if you’re eligible to receive grant funding to take the course, contact GCC’s Alex Carley at carleya@gcc.mass.edu, or by calling (413) 775-1615.