Governmental GAAP Guide (2018)

Author(s): Eric S. Berman

Published: Aug 07, 2017
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ISBN: 9780808046929
Product Number: 10016980-0010
Volumes: 1
Update Frequency: Annually
920 Pages

CCH's Governmental GAAP Guide (2018) analyzes all of the accounting principles for financial reporting by state and local governments. GASB Statements, GASB Interpretations, GASB Technical Bulletins as well as releases of the National Council on Governmental Accounting (NCGA) that remain in effect as of the date of publication, including Statements and NCGA Interpretations are restated in plain English and supported by timesaving examples and illustrations. Certain AICPA Audit and Accounting Guide concepts are also discussed. In one comprehensive volume, this impressive guide explains completely the financial accounting and reporting standards that are necessary in preparing the basic external financial statements of a governmental entity.

To facilitate research, major topics in the text are cross-referenced to the pertinent paragraphs of the original pronouncements. Throughout the text "Observations" clarify specific accounting principles.

A companion publication, Governmental GAAP Practice Manual, illustrates how governmental financial statements are prepared based on the standards established by GASB-34 and beyond. This book can be used in conjunction with the Governmental GAAP Update Service.

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  • Table of Contents

Governmental GAAP Guide (2018)

Topics and Content

I. Basic Governmental Accounting Concepts and Standards

  • 1 Foundation and Overview of Governmental Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • 2 Budgetary Accounting and Reporting
  • 3 Basis of Accounting and Measurement Focus
  • 4 Governmental Financial Reporting Entity
  • 5 Terminology and Classification

II. Fund Accounting

  • 6 Governmental Funds
  • 7 Proprietary Funds
  • 8 Fiduciary Funds

III. Specific Accounting and Reporting Issues

  • 9 Deposits, Investments, and Derivative Instruments
  • 10 Capital Assets
  • 11 Other Assets and Deferred Outflows of Resources
  • 12 Long-Term Debt
  • 13 Pension, Postemployment, and Other Employee Benefit Liabilities
  • 14 Leases and Service Concession Arrangements
  • 15 Risk Management, Claims, and Judgments
  • 16 Other Liabilities
  • 17 Revenues: Nonexchange and Exchange Transactions
  • 18 Expenses/Expenditures: Nonexchange and Exchange Transactions
  • 19 Special Assessments

IV. Financial Reporting by General-Purpose Governments

  • 20 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

V. Stand-Alone Financial Reporting by Special-Purpose Governments

  • 21 Public Colleges and Universities
  • 22 Pension and Other Postemployment Benefit Plans
  • 23 Public Entity Risk Pools

  • Glossary
  • Accounting Resources on the Web
  • Cross-Reference
  • Index
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