Government Accounting


The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) published a Guide to Implementation of GASB Statement No. 44 on the Statistical Section, which explains in question-and-answer format how the comprehensive annual financial reports of state and local governments should present trend information on financial results, major revenue sources, outstanding debt, economic and demographic indicators and operating activities. To order the guide (# GQA44), go to http://store.yahoo.com/gasbpubs/gqa44.html or call 800-748-0659.

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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.