Government Accounting


The Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) issues three pronouncements that amend Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards (SFFAS) no. 7, Accounting for Revenue and Other Financing Sources. The changes relate to the elimination of certain tax revenue transaction disclosures by the IRS, the Customs Service and others (SFFAS no. 20), reporting corrections of errors and changes in accounting principles (SFFAS no. 21) and certain requirements for reconciling obligations and net cost of operations (SFFAS no. 21). ( www.fasab.gov/pdf/stdedition7.pdf; www.fasab.gov/pdf/sffas21.pdf; www.fasab.gov/pdf/sffas-22.pdf)

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What’s next for potential CPA licensure changes

A new model proposed by NASBA and the AICPA is designed with an eye on the future for newly licensed CPAs. The AICPA's Carl Mayes, CPA, provides background on the project and a look ahead to 2020.

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What RPA is and how it works

Robotic process automation is like an Excel macro that can work on multiple applications, says Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA. RPA can complete routine, repetitive tasks such as data entry, freeing up employee time from lower-level chores.