Governmental

CPA honored for longtime contributions in government

Andy Nielsen received the 2019 Outstanding CPA in Government Career Contribution Award for significant contributions to the CPA profession through government service at the local, state, or federal level over a candidate’s career.

FASAB clarifies cleanup cost liabilities guidance

A new interpretation of Federal Financial Accounting Standards is designed to clarify the application of cleanup cost liability standards when multiple component reporting entities are involved.

GASB seeks comment on several issues

GASB issued an omnibus exposure draft covering accounting and financial reporting issues identified during the implementation of previous GASB guidance.

New GASB guide addresses fiduciary activities

GASB issued a new implementation guide that includes questions and answers related to recently released GASB standards on accounting and financial reporting for fiduciary activities.

GASB proposes guidance on PPPs and APAs

The guidance is designed to improve accounting and financial reporting for public-private and public-public partnership arrangements. Comments on the proposal were requested by Sept. 13.

GASB issues implementation guide

GASB issued an implementation guide that is designed to assist state and local government financial reporting personnel as they adopt and apply certain GASB statements.

Chief accountant Wesley Bricker to leave SEC

Wesley Bricker is leaving the SEC after serving as its chief accountant since 2016, the commission announced. Sagar Teotia, deputy chief accountant, will serve as acting chief accountant after Bricker departs in June.

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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.