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Introduction to Yellow Book: 8-Credit Boot Camp

Total Credits: 8 including 4 Accounting (Governmental) - Technical, 4 Auditing (Governmental) - Technical

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Accounting and Auditing |  Yellow Book |  ACPEN Industry Institute
Melisa F. Galasso
Course Levels:
8 Hours
Product Setting: Expires 30 day(s) after program date.

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This course is designed for accountants in public practice and industry that focus on nonprofit and governmental entities. We will cover the basics needed to understand what makes nonprofit and governmental accounting & auditing unique. We’ll start with the key financial reporting differences for governmental and nonprofit entities. Then we’ll switch focus and review the fundamentals of Yellow Book and Uniform Guidance audits. This foundational course is perfect for those getting started in the nonprofit and governmental arena and those looking for a refresher.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Identify the key differences in governmental GAAP
  • Recognize the basic requirements in a Yellow Book Audit
  • Describe performance requirements for Uniform Guidance
  • Identify topics unique to nonprofit accounting

Major Subjects
  • Intro to nonprofit GAAP
  • Intro to governmental accounting
  • Intro to Yellow Book
  • Intro to Uniform Guidance

Course Materials


Melisa F. Galasso's Profile

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Founder and CEO

Galasso Learning Solutions LLC

Melisa Galasso is the founder and CEO of Galasso Learning Solutions LLC. A CPA with nearly 20 years of experience in the accounting profession, Melisa designs and facilitates courses in advanced technical acconting and auditing topics, including not-for-profit and governmental accounting. She also supports essential professional development, audit level training, and train the trainer efforts. Melisa is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and has earned the Association for Talent Development Master Trainer™ designation. Her passion for instructional design and adult learning techniques is one of the differentiators that set her apart from other CPE providers. Within the industry, Melisa serves on the FASB’s Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee (NAC), AICPA Council, and the VSCPA’s Board of Directors. She previously served on the AICPA’s Technical Issues Committee (TIC) and is a past-Chair of the NCACPA’s A&A committee. Melisa also authors the AICPA’s State and Local Government Guide and serves as a SME for the Center for Plain English Accounting.



Sat, Dec 02, 2023 - 08:00am to 03:51pm MST
Tue, Dec 05, 2023 - 10:00am to 05:51pm MST
Fri, Dec 15, 2023 - 07:00am to 02:51pm MST
Wed, Dec 27, 2023 - 10:00am to 05:51pm MST
Wed, Jan 10, 2024 - 07:00am to 02:51pm MST
Thu, Jan 25, 2024 - 10:00am to 05:51pm MST
Sat, Jan 27, 2024 - 09:00am to 04:51pm MST
Tue, Feb 06, 2024 - 07:00am to 02:51pm MST
Wed, Feb 21, 2024 - 10:00am to 05:51pm MST
Wed, Mar 13, 2024 - 07:00am to 02:51pm MDT
Fri, Mar 22, 2024 - 10:00am to 05:51pm MDT
Tue, Apr 09, 2024 - 07:00am to 02:51pm MDT
Wed, Apr 24, 2024 - 10:00am to 05:51pm MDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information



Advanced Preparation


Designed For

Ideal for practitioners new to governmental or nonprofit accounting or auditing

Original Recording Date


Course Developer

Galasso Learning Solutions

Date Added to Catalog


Yellow Book Yes

Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy

Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints., (972-377-8199). 

Official Registry Statement

Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

Instructional Delivery Method

Group Internet Based

Course Registration Requirements

Online Registration

Refund/Cancellation Policy

Please contact the ACPEN help desk 1-877-602-9877 or if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer. 



Overall:      4.8

Total Reviews: 59


Thomas K - Hudson, Wisconsin

"Great course"

Steven W

"Instructor was very knowledgeable of GAGAS and Single audit and kept attention."

Christa F

"The speaker was clearly very knowledgeable. Although long this was very informative."

Eugene P

"Best Ever based on volume of subject matters covered."