News & Media

GASB Adds Project to Revisit Blueprint of Governmental Financial Statements

Norwalk, CT, September 1, 2015—The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) today added to its technical agenda a project to reexamine the financial reporting model for state and local government financial statements....

News Release

GASB Publishes New Authoritative Implementation Guide

Norwalk, CT, August 27, 2015—The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) today published a document that details comprehensive authoritative implementation guidance cleared by the Board for state and local governments....

News Release | GASB Implementation Guide No. 2015-1

Comment Deadlines Approaching for GASB Proposals on External Investment Pools and Irrevocable Split-Interest Agreements

Norwalk, CT, August 24, 2015—Parties interested in submitting written comments on the Governmental Accounting Standards Board’s proposed Statements regarding certain external investment pools and irrevocable split-interest agreements should file comment letters in the coming weeks....

Media Advisory

GASB Statement Requires Governments to Disclose Information on Tax Abatements

Norwalk, CT, August 14, 2015—The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has issued final guidance that requires state and local governments for the first time to disclose information about tax abatement agreements....

News Release | GASB Statement No. 77 |
GASB In Focus

GASB Issues Proposed Guidance on External Investment Pools and Component Units

Norwalk, CT, June 30, 2015—The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) today issued two Exposure Drafts proposing accounting and financial reporting guidance related to external investment pools and how certain component units should be presented in a governmental reporting entity’s financial statements....

News Release | Exposure Documents

GASB Simplifies GAAP Hierarchy for
State and Local Governments

Norwalk, CT, June 29, 2015—The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) today issued a final Statement that simplifies the structure of the hierarchy of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)—or “GAAP hierarchy.” The GAAP hierarchy identifies....

News Release | GASB Statement No. 76

GASB Publishes New Standards for Reporting Health Insurance and Other Retiree Benefits

Norwalk, CT, June 29, 2015—The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) today published two Statements that intend to improve the accounting and financial reporting by state and local governments for postemployment benefits other than pensions....

News Release | GASB Statements | GASB In Focus | Video

FAF Issues Statement of Appreciation for Award From National Association of Black Accountants

Norwalk, CT, June 29, 2015—The following statement should be attributed to Teresa S. Polley, president and chief executive officer of the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF): “On behalf of the FAF, the FASB, and the GASB, I’d like to express our deepest appreciation and thanks to the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA, Inc.) for the 2015....

Statement

  • September 1, 2015 GASB Adds Project to Revisit Blueprint of Governmental Financial Statements
  • August 27, 2015 GASB Publishes New Authoritative Implementation Guide
  • August 24, 2015 Comment Deadlines Approaching for GASB Proposals on External Investment Pools and Irrevocable Split-Interest Agreements
  • August 14, 2015 GASB Statement Requires Governments to Disclose Information on Tax Abatements
  • June 30, 2015 GASB Issues Proposed Guidance on External Investment Pools and Component Units
  • June 29, 2015 GASB Simplifies GAAP Hierarchy for
    State and Local Governments
  • June 29, 2015 GASB Publishes New Standards for Reporting Health Insurance and Other Retiree Benefits
  • June 29, 2015 FAF Issues Statement of Appreciation for Award From National Association of Black Accountants

Media Inquiries

All media inquiries are coordinated through the FAF Communications Department.

Christine L. Klimek

Senior Manager, Media Relations & Executive Communications
(203) 956-3459 | clklimek@f-a-f.org

John C. Pappas

Senior Manager, Media Relations & Constituent Communications
203-956-3440 | jcpappas@f-a-f.org

Jordan C. (Kip) Betz

Manager, Media Relations & Editorial Services
203-956-5201 | jcbetz@f-a-f.org

Join Media-List

401 Merrit 7, PO Box 5116
Norwalk, CT 06856

Plain-Language Articles

The GASB is committed to communicating in plain-language with its constituents about its standards and standards-setting activities.
>> More


GASB Outlook

The GASB Outlook is a quarterly e-newsletter designed to keep stakeholders informed about key GASB projects and activities. It presents current accounting and financial reporting issues in a “plain-English” user-friendly format designed to provide quick access to stories of interest to the busy professional. Click here to subscribe.
>> More

Board Meeting Highlights/Articles from the GASB Report

The area of the website features articles detailing highlights of recent GASB meetings and offers articles from the GASB Report, the GASB’s electronic notification service.
>> More


In the News. . .

Archive of GASB announcements categorized by year.
>> More

Podcasts & Videos

This page provides an archive of GASB video resources, including educational webcasts, podcasts, and videos on a variety of GASB themes.
>> More