State and Local Governments - Audit and Accounting Guide

Publisher: AICPA
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Whether you are a financial statement preparer or auditor or you practice in state and local government, this guide provides you with advice for handling auditing and accounting issues common to state and local governments.

You'll get critical "how-to" guidance on planning, performing, and reporting on your audit engagements; including financial reporting and the financial reporting entity, revenue and expense recognition, capital asset accounting, and the elements of net position. This new edition covers fair value measurement, auditing and accounting guidance for governmental pensions, and more.

This guide helps both auditors and financial statement preparers in the state and local government arena to solve complex accounting and reporting issues.

Key Benefits

  • Updates to address accounting and auditing considerations for investments and certain equity interests as a result of GASB Statement No. 72
  • Audit guidance for investments
  • Illustrative auditor's reports
  • Accounting and reporting guidance for governmental pensions
  • Audit guidance for governmental pensions


  • GASB Statement No. 72, Fair Value Measurement and Application
  • GASB Statement No. 76, The Hierarchy of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for State and Local Governments
  • GASB Statement No. 79, Certain External Investment Pools and Pool Participants

Who Will Benefit?

  • Auditors who are auditing the basic financial statements of a state or local government in accordance with GAAS
  • Finance personnel of a state or local government responsible for financial reporting


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About the Publisher


About the AICPA The American Institute of CPAs is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 412,000 members in 144 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation, which sets a new standard for global recognition of management accounting.

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