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GASB Statement Nos. 74 & 75: Best Practices in OPEB Accounting & Auditing Logo aicpa

  Melisa F. Galasso, CPA |   Free |   AICPA |   27 Feb 2019 |   Accounting (Governmental) |   AICPA Store
Who Will Benefit?
  • Auditors and Finance personnel of a state or local government responsible for financial reporting
Key Topics
  • GASB Statements No. 74 & 75 accounting and reporting by governmental employers and plans
  • Best practices for reporting and auditing OPEB under the new standards
  • The new OPEB chapter of the AICPA Audit and Accounting Guide, State and Local Governments
  • Possible practice issues and practical solutions
  • OPEB note disclosures and RSI
Learning Objectives
  • Identify the new accounting and reporting requirements for public sector OPEB employers and plans.
  • Determine your plan type and trusted status which impact the applicable reporting requirements.
  • Calculate, account for, and report the net or total OPEB liability, OPEB expense, and deferred inflows of resources and deferred outflows of resources related to OPEB.
  • Determine the required employer OPEB note disclosures and RSI.
  • Identify sufficient and appropriate audit evidence to support the OPEB financial statement reporting, disclosures and RSI.
  • Determine various practice issues encountered while preparing or auditing the OPEB numbers and identify possible solutions.

GASB Statement No. 74, Financial Reporting for Postemployment Benefit Plans Other Than Pension Plans, and GASB Statement Nos. 75 Accounting and Financial Reporting for Postemployment Benefits Other Than Pensions, become effective in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Each new statement represents a monumental change for those that prepare or audit financial statements containing postemployment benefit plans other than pension plans. While duplicating and applying the reporting requirements of GASB Statement No. 68, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Pensions to the accounting and reporting for governmental OPEB, substantive differences exist between pensions and OPEB that affect implementation. This webcast will explain the underlying differences between OPEB and pension valuations and how to successfully implement the OPEB reporting requirements for both the plan and employer.

Important Information on Your CPE Credit

Topics covered:
  • Management accounting: Technical: Financial accounting & reporting: Financial reporting & compliance, Intermediate
  • Governmental auditing: Technical: Government financial statement audit: GASB accounting requirements, Intermediate
  • Governmental auditing: Technical: Government financial statement audit: Pensions and OPEB, Intermediate