Governmental Pensions: Prepare for a Changing Landscape

Date: December 14, 2017 Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EST Location: Online CPE: 4 Format: Webcast
EVENT DESCRIPTION

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
Upon completion of this webcast, participants will be able to:
Recall accounting requirements for single employer, agent multiple employer, 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
EVENT DETAILS
PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF FOCUS
Accounting & Auditing
ADVANCED PREPARATION
None
CPE FIELD OF STUDY
Accounting (Governmental) (2 Credits) Auditing Governmental* (2 Credits)
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Auditors & financial managers responsible for the accounting & reporting of state & local government
INSTRUCTOR(S)
Melisa Galasso
PREREQUISITES
Prior experience with governmental accounting and reporting
COURSE LEVEL
Intermediate
LOCATION
Online Webcast
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