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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How tax reform — and Excel — are changing the CPA Exam

Mike Decker, the vice president of examinations at the AICPA, discusses changes being made to the exam as a result of tax reform — and about how Excel will now be available for use on the test.