CPAR GOV - Accounting & Financial Reporting

CPAR GOV/NFP - Vol. 2017 - No. 3 - 01 - Lease Accounting: Putting It on the Balance Sheet

Course Overview
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board recently issued its final guidance on accounting for leasing transactions. As expected, the new guidance will require state and local governments to recognize on their balance sheets the assets and liabilities for the rights and obligations created by those leases. In our opening segment, Warren Ruppel - a partner in the firm of Marks Paneth LLP as well as the author of Wiley’s “GAAP for Governments” - reminds us of what you should be doing now to prepare for the implementation of the new lease accounting rules.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this segment, you should be able to:

  • Recognize GASB's progress in getting governments to recognize the value as well as the cost of off-balance sheet items;
  • Identify the major differences between GASB’s and FASB's approach to lease accounting;
  • Recognize the different organizations that have responsibility for setting ethical standards; and
  • Identify the criteria that GASB has for determining when an entity should be consolidated in financial statements.

Content Partner:

CPAR Government/Not-For-Profit

Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:

Work experience in government accounting or auditing, or an introductory course in government accounting

Speaker / Author:

CPAR Government/Not-For-Profit
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Software & Hardware Requirements:

  • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
  • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
  • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
  • Ram: 256 MB minimum
  • Sound card with speakers/headphones
  • Windows or Mac OS

Price (USD)

Standard: $69.90


Course Code : CPAR1295-FM

Length : 1hr 40min
Course Level : Update
Course Type : Self-Study
Passing Grade : 70%
Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible
Field Of Study : Accounting - Governmental

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