Course ID: 1

Governmental Pensions: Prepare for a Changing Landscape

GASB Statement No. 68 changed 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. Explore all the GASB statements that make up the governmental pension reporting framework, including GASB Statement Nos. 67, 68, 71, 73, 78 and 82. Practical examples illustrate the new accounting requirements and more extensive note disclosures along with required supplementary information.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES
  • Recall accounting requirements for single employer, agent multipleemployer, and cost-sharing multiple-employer plans.
  • Identify the substantial changes to methods and assumptions used to determine actuarial information.
  • Recall how net pension liability (asset), pension expense, and deferred outflows of resources and deferred inflows of resources related to pensions are calculated and derived.
  • Recognize 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 government employers.
  • Audit pension plan disclosures.

MAJOR TOPICS
  • GASB Statement No. 68 accounting by governmental employers
  • An overview of GASB Statement No. 67 accounting by pension employee retirement systems (PERS)
  • A discussion of subsequent amendments to GASB Statement No. 68
  • Pension plan disclosures
  • Governmental employer pension disclosures

DESIGNED FOR
Auditors and financial managers responsible for the accounting and reporting of state and local governments, agencies, divisions and teams. Auditors responsible for pension audits and staff responsible for financial reporting related to pensions.

FIELD OF STUDY
Accounting (Gvmt)
Auditing (Gvmt)

PREREQUISITES
Prior experience with governmental accounting and reporting

COURSE PRODUCER
Governmental Pensions: Prepare for a Changing Landscape

CPE CREDITS
4.0

LEVEL
1

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