CPE: 4 hours
Category: Government & Nonprofit
Prerequisites: Prior experience with governmental accounting and reporting
Advanced prep: None
Who should attend: Auditors and finance mgrs responsible for accounting and reporting of state/local gov'ts/agencies
GASB Statement No. 68 changes the playing field for government organizations. Learn about the landmark pension accounting changes and how they change the accounting and financial reporting of pension benefits. Practical examples illustrate the new accounting requirements and more extensive note disclosures along with required supplementary information. You’ll enhance your understanding of these significant changes by working through case studies which address best practice solutions when auditing state and local governments with agent and costsharing plans.
When you complete this course you will be able to:
GASB Statement No. 68 accounting by governmental employers
Best practice solutions for auditing single and multiple-employer plans
Pension plan disclosures
Describe new accounting requirements for single employer, agent multiple-employer, and cost-sharing multiple-employer plans.
Understand the substantial changes to methods and assumptions used to determine actuarial information.
Explain how net pension liability (asset), pension expense, and deferred outflows of resources and deferred inflows of resources related to pensions
are calculated and derived.
Understand the role of management specialists, auditor specialists, and service organizations, and the related audit implications.
Distinguish the responsibilities of plan management, the plan’s auditor, employer management, and the employer’s auditor in the context of audits of
Apply best practice solutions in single employer, agent multiple-employer,and cost-sharing multiple-employer plan audit engagements.
Audit pension plan disclosures.