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GASB 73, 74, and 75 Statement Overview

Get up-to-date on the latest GASB Standards.

Governments commonly offer retiree health care and other benefits to their employees, usually referred to as OPEB benefits. This promise of future benefits often creates a significant liability to governments that is now recognized on their financial statements under new GASB standards. This topic will help financial statement preparers, users and auditors understand the basic requirements of these new accounting standards. It will also help you understand some important modifications to the pension plan reporting standards to help them conform with the OPEB accounting and reporting. Understanding OPEB benefit accounting is essential to evaluate the financial condition of governments that offer these benefits, and this topic will offer the tools to help make such evaluation.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to understand an overview and the requirements of GASB standards
  • You will be able to differentiate between the purpose of various GASB statements
  • You will be able to identify Financial Reporting for OPEB Plans
  • You will be able to differentiate between OPEB Plan Accounting and Employer Accounting

Runtime: 89 minutes
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Agenda

Understanding the Requirements of GASB 73

  • Why Did GASB 68 Need to Be Amended by GASB 73?
  • Impact on Governmental Employer Financial Statements

Financial Reporting for OPEB Plans

  • Conceptual Framework for OPEB Plan Accounting
  • Understanding When a Trust is Used for OPEB Benefit Resources
  • Familiarization With What the Various Disclosures Actually Mean

Financial Reporting for Governmental Employers That Offer OPEB Benefits

  • Understanding the Difference Between OPEB Plan Accounting and Employer Accounting
  • How GASB 75 Differs From Previous Practice
  • Impacts on Governmental Financial Statements, Including Note Disclosures
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This course was last revised on February 14, 2020.

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  • CPE/NASBA - QAS Self Study 2.2 including Accounting 2.2
     
  • Lorman Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a QAS Self Study 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 web site: https://www.nasbaregistry.org/cpas/complaints. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at 866-352-9539. CPE Credit: Maximum Credit Hours: 2.2 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour). You must attend at least 50 minutes to obtain credit. Field of Study: Accounting for 2.2 hours. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of government procedures. Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Delivery Method: QAS Self Study. Please refer to the information in this advertisement for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state's regulatory board.
     
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Warren Ruppel, CPA

Warren Ruppel, CPA

Marks Paneth LLP

  • Currently, partner in the nonprofit, Government and Healthcare Group of Marks Paneth LLP, a Top 100 accounting firm based in New York
  • Author of CCH’s Knowledge Based Audits of Not-for-Profit Organizations; Wiley’s Not-for-Profit Accounting Made Easy; and Not-for-Profit Audit Committee Best Practices
  • Formerly the assistant comptroller of accounting for the city of New York, with overall responsibility for the city’s accounting and financial reporting
  • Earlier in career with KPMG and Deloitte & Touche, serving numerous public sector not-for-profit and government audit clients
  • Former board member and chair of the audit committee of the New York State Society of CPA’s
  • Appears quarterly as the government specialist on the CPA report distributed by SmartPros
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Product ID: 407553
Published 2020
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