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State and Local Governments - Audit and Accounting Guide
Updated for 2019, this authoritative guide offers complete coverage of audit and accounting considerations critical for both preparers and auditors.

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The complete coverage you need.

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.

Key Benefits

  • This guide will help both auditors and financial statement preparers in the state and local government arenas to solve complex accounting and reporting issues, and implement newly issued authoritative accounting and auditing standards.

State and local government audit and accounting is changing rapidly. Stay updated with the most current guidance.

Featuring insights, comparisons, and best practices for some of the more complex areas such as pensions and postemployment benefits other than pensions (OPEB), this authoritative guide provides complete coverage of audit and accounting considerations critical for both preparers and auditors.

This edition includes dual guidance for accountants and auditors early implementing GASB Statement No. 84, Fiduciary Activities. Topics covered also include:

  • Financial reporting and the financial reporting entity
  • Revenue and expense recognition
  • Capital asset accounting
  • The elements of net position
  • Accounting for fair value
  • Municipal securities offerings
  • Tax abatements

Updates

  • GASB Statement No. 83, Certain Asset Retirement Obligations
  • GASB Statement No. 84, Fiduciary Activities
  • GASB Statement No. 88, Certain Disclosures Related to Debt, including Direct Borrowings and Direct Placements
  • GASB Statement No. 89, Accounting for Interest Cost Incurred before the End of a Construction Period
  • GASB Statement No. 90, Majority Equity Interests—an amendment of GASB Statements No. 14 and No. 61

AICPA and GASB Government Standards Set [Subscription]
This discounted set gives you access to the full range of AICPA government-related literature combined with the GASB library, all in one convenient online subscription. Plus you'll save money over the individual purchase prices. The set includes how-to advice and authoritative guidance, valuable discussion, best practices, hands-on tools, and much more. Follow the link above for details.

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American Institute of CPAs

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 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 specialized credentials for qualified professionals who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. With The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it offers the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which sets the global benchmark for quality and recognition in management accounting.

The AICPA and CIMA also make up the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association), which represents public and management accounting globally, advocating on behalf the public interest and advancing the quality, competency and employability of CPAs, CGMAs and other accounting and finance professionals worldwide.

The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ.

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