Government Accounting


The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) added a volume to its User Guide series for nonaccountants. What Else You Should Know about a Government’s Finances: A Guide to Notes to the Financial Statements and Supporting Information explains how to assess a state or local government’s financial health and is available from GASB at www.gasb.org/pub or at 800-748-0659.

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VIDEO

Excel walk-through: Sparklines

Want to liven up your spreadsheets with some color and graphical elements? Kelly L. Williams, CPA, Ph.D., shows how to use Excel sparklines, which illustrate data trends and patterns via small charts that fit in a single Excel cell.