This Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC) archived web event titled, Part 1: A Basic Background & Overview of State and Local Government Accounting, held on February 6, 2018, is the first part of a two-part series that provides a basic background on state and local government accounting including reporting principles and the differing bases of accounting used in financial reporting. Other topics covered include:
The financial reporting entity (including discussion of the primary government, component units, and funds);
Required basic financial statements including the government-wide financial statements and fund financial statements; and
Required supplementary information, including management's discussion and analysis.