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GASB Update: Prepare Now to Implement Successfully

Be Prepared

The Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) issued 10 new statements over that last two years, all of which become effective over the next three years. They are also working on projects related to the financial reporting model that will have a significant impact on future financial reporting. The statements cover accounting and financial reporting for OPEB plans, pension issues, leases, and changes to fiduciary activity reporting. We will review the critical components and discuss how you can prepare now.

What You'll Learn

  • Understand key changes impacting accounting and financial reporting
  • Learn what you can do now to prepare
  • Determine how your entity could be affected in the future

Who Should Attend?

  • CFOs
  • Finance directors
  • Controllers
  • Accounting personnel
  • Pension administrators
  • Investment managers
  • Internal auditors


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Tara Laughlin, CGFM
Vice President,
Assurance Services

Tara Laughlin, a public sector team vice president, focuses exclusively on serving governmental and not-for-profit entities. Her practice includes some of the largest local government entities in the Midwest. Tara has earned the Certified Government Finance Manager credential from the Association of Government Accountants, and is an active member of the Government Finance Officers Association. She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Tara earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in accountancy from Wichita State University.

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  • Program level: Basic
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advanced preparation: None
  • CPE Credit: 1.0 for 50 minutes
  • Field of study: Accounting (Governmental)
  • Delivery method: Group-internet-based
  • Cost: FREE
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