Archived Member Web Events - State & Local Accounting Standards 

    GAQC member only events are held periodically, at no cost to members, and feature topics to assist you in ensuring governmental audit quality. Registration and information on upcoming events are announced via GAQC Alerts. Click on the below State and Local Government Accounting Standards subject areas to access the latest archived Web events: 

    Municipal Securities Offerings: Auditor Involvement and Other Key Considerations
    This GAQC archived Web event will focus primarily on the latest on the municipal securities market and related Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) activities, the session will also explain activities that “involve” an auditor in an offering, as well as what the auditor’s responsibilities are once “involved.”

    Understanding Issues of Significance to Stand-Alone BTAs Resulting from Select Recent GASB Standards
    This GAQC archived Web event will focus primarily on stand-alone business type activities (BTAs) that have component units rather than general-purpose governments. If you are an auditor or preparer of governmental hospitals or health care providers, governmental colleges or universities, public utilities, or another special-purpose government that is a BTA, you should consider participating in this archived event.

    The New GASB Pension Standards - An Auditor's Perspective: Part II
    The purpose of this archived GAQC Web event is to assist participants in understanding some of the key audit considerations, as well as provide an understanding of the type of evidence auditors will need to opine on governmental financial statements upon implementation of the standards. This Web event featured the current and immediate past chairmen of the AICPA's State and Local Government Expert Panel.

    Overview of the New GASB Pension Accounting Standards: Part I
    The purpose of this archived GAQC Web event is to assist participants in understanding the new underlying accounting and financial reporting requirements of GASB Statement Nos. 67 and 68. This Web event featured the staff member from the GASB with primary responsibility for the revisions to the pensions standards.

    GASB's New and Upcoming Standards
    The purpose of this archived GAQC Web event is to provide participants with what you need to know about recently issued or newly effective GASB standards and pronouncements for your upcoming engagements.  This Web event featured staff from the GASB and a practitioner with first-hand experience auditing local and state governments.

    New GASB Fund Balance Standard: Now is the Time to Begin Talking to Your Clients
    This archived event covers GASB Statement No. 54, Fund Balance Reporting and Governmental Fund Type Definitions and discusses issues that auditors and their clients should be thinking about to prepare for the transition in reporting.

    OPEB Financial Reporting for Plans and Employers and Related Audit Issues
    The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) standards on Other Postemployment Benefits (OPEB) have certainly caught the attention of governmental entities and the public.   The purpose of this event is to help ensure that members are up-to-speed on the GASB OPEB requirements and several related audit issues.

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