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GASB 34: Financial Reporting Requirements for State and Local Governments

Gain new insights with a comprehensive overview of government financial reporting from beginning to end.

Recent financial difficulties of state and local government finances, highlighted by some noteworthy bankruptcy filings, have prompted increased attention on governmental financial statements. The financial statements of these governments and governmental entities can be very confusing, even for the experienced accountant. This topic will explain the overall financial reporting model used by governments under GASB 34 and help you understand the types of information that can be gleaned from the financial statements and what that information means. The topic will also discuss some very important accounting areas (such as pensions) and how those accounting areas are reflected in governmental financial statements.

Runtime: 88 minutes
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Agenda

Brief History and Overview of GASB 34

Understanding the Difference Between a Measurement Focus and Basis of Accounting

  • Accrual Basis/Economic Resources
  • Modified Accrued Basis/Current Financial Resources
    • Potential GASB Changes to This Basis/Measurement Focus

Differences Between GAAP Financial Statements and a CAFR

Basic Components of GAAP Financial Statements

  • Management's Discussion and Analysis
  • Government-Wide Financial Statements
  • Fund Financial Statements
  • Notes to the Financial Statements
  • Supplemental Information

Discussion of Some Important Accounting Areas

  • Deferred Inflows and Outflows of Resources
  • Capital Assets
  • Pension Costs and Liabilities
  • OPEB Costs and Liabilities
  • Interest Rate Swaps

New Accounting Rules on the Horizon

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This course was last revised on February 8, 2018.

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Warren Ruppel, CPA

Warren Ruppel, CPA

Marks Paneth LLP

  • Partner in the nonprofit and government services group at Marks Paneth LLP, a mid-sized accounting firm based in New York, and practice leader for government services
  • Formerly the assistant comptroller of accounting for the city of New York, with overall responsibility for the city’s accounting and financial reporting, including its implementation of GASB 34
  • Earlier in his career with KPMG and Deloitte & Touche, served numerous government audit clients
  • Written several books, including Wiley’s GAAP for Governments and Government Accounting Made Easy
  • Member of the Accounting and Auditing Committee of the New York State Government Finance Officers Association
  • Member of the AICPA’s Technical Issues Committee’s subgroup for governmental accounting matters
  • Member of the Special Review Committee of the national Government Finance Officers Association
  • Appears quarterly as the government specialist on the CPA Report distributed by SmartPros
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Product ID: 401330
Published 2018
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