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Course Description

T-600.a - Disaster Accounting 101 (Module 1)

Overall Course Description
It is a technical course designed to facilitate conversation within the jurisdiction to create standard operation procedures based on your local government policies. We will not be going into your jurisdiction and tell you what you are doing is wrong but we will asking a lot of questions to ensure that you haven’t missed key components of the reimbursement process and that you are following FEMA guidelines.
It’s also broken down into 3 modules. One a month for 3 months plus an exercise. This allows for the policies to be gathered and/or new ones to be written, for the information to be digested, and for gaps to be identified and corrected


Overall Course Objectives:
After completion of this course, the student will be able to: 

    a. Analyze the accounting practices of individual finance departments during disasters and emergencies by reviewing the Accounting System. 
    b. Identify gaps in policies and procedures when accounting for a disaster or emergency. 
    c. Establish Financial Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to be used during a disaster. 
    d. Exercise the Financial SOPs.

Module 1:
Lesson 1 – Course Overview

Lesson Objectives: After this introductory session, the student will begin to understand the role of the Finance Department when there is a 1) local disaster, 2) responding and assisting the state during a disaster (State Reimbursement), and 3) a major disaster declaration (FEMA reimbursement) 
    1. Introductions 
    2. Identify the difference between normal city business and major disasters and/or emergencies 
    3. Historical Background 
    4. What to expect from course 
 
Lesson 2 – Analysis of the Finance Department

Lesson Objectives: After this lesson, the student will be able to look at Best Practices of other departments and develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to be followed during a disaster/emergency. The student will also be able to identify what structure is used (ICS vs ESF) and analyze the role of the finance department in that structure. 

1. Accounting System 
2. Time 
3. Procurement 
4. Contracts 
5. Equipment 
6. Risk Management 
7. Assign homework:

Start writing procedures (SOPs) unique to your jurisdiction

Who should attend the training.
Executive Management, Emergency Manager, Finance Director and their Staff, and Key Department Heads

So what is the end result of all of this training. The End Result is the creation of a Financial Daily Burn Rate (the cost of the incident thus far) for your jurisdiction that can be shared with Executive Management and the State of Texas. This will allow Key Executives to make financial decisions regarding the incident before it becomes costly to your jurisdiction. It also helps ensure that the proper documentation is obtained do that the reimbursement process is seamless and fewer dollars are de-obligated.

Prerequisites & Other Information:

None


Cost:
No tuition is charged.
No travel stipends for this class.


Course Specifics

Hours: 8.00
Provider: TDEM - Emergency Management Training
Sponsor: TDEM
Disciplines: Education
Elected Official
Emergency Management
Emergency Medical Service
Fire Service
Government Administration
Hazmat
Health Care
Law Enforcement
Military
Private Industry
Public Health
Public Safety Communications
Public Works



Available Classes

ViewCourse NumberClass NameLocationDatesSeats Available 
View class T-600.a Disaster Accounting 101 (Module 1)Palo Pinto County Extension Office
221 S. 5th Ave
Palo Pinto, TX 76484
01/10/2018 By Invitation Only View Details
View class T-600.a Disaster Accounting 101 (Module 1)Sugar Land Regional Airport
12888 B Highway 6
Sugar Land, TX 77478
01/11/2018 By Invitation Only View Details
View class T-600.a Disaster Accounting 101 (Module 1)Henderson County Courthouse Annex
125 N. Prairieville Street
Athens, TX 75751
01/17/2018 By Invitation Only View Details
View class T-600.a Disaster Accounting 101 (Module 1)Oldham County Courthouse
105 S. Main
Vega, TX 79092
01/23/2018 By Invitation Only View Details
View class T-600.a Disaster Accounting 101 (Module 1)BCFS
1127 E. Main
Kerrville, TX 78028
02/06/2018 By Invitation Only View Details
       
Total of 5
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