Educational Webcasts and Webinars

An In-Depth Look at the GASB's Pension Proposals

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Time: 1:00PM—3:30PM, Eastern Daylight Time

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) is pleased to announce an upcoming webcast focused on its two recently issued Exposure Drafts relating to pension accounting. During this webcast, panelists will discuss the significant improvements proposed in the financial reporting by the governments that provide pension benefits and the reporting by the individual pension plans that administer those benefits. This webcast will be provided free of charge.

Speakers: Michelle L. Czerkawski, CPA, GASB Project Manager; Dean Michael Mead, GASB Research Manager

Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will understand the key proposed guidance contained in the documents, how the documents would improve accounting and financial reporting for pensions, and other issues of importance to the preparers, auditors, and users of governmental financial reports. Viewers will have the opportunity to email questions to the panelists during the event.

Registration: To register for this event, please use this link.

Delivery Method: Group-Internet based

Program Level: Overview

Program Prerequisites: Familiarity with governmental accounting and financial reporting.
Advance Preparation Needed: Participants should read the summaries of the two Exposure Drafts: Accounting and Financial Reporting for Pensions—an amendment of GASB Statement No. 27 and Financial Reporting for Pension Plans—an amendment of GASB Statement No. 25. The plain-language supplement entitled Pension Accounting and Financial Reporting is also recommended reading.

Recommended CPE: 3 hours; final CPE earned will be determined based on the length of participation in the program, polling questions as described in CPE Eligibility, and completion of a course survey. Credit is provided only to participants in the live broadcast of this course.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: There is no cost for this course and there is no cancellation penalty. Participants will be notified by e-mail as soon as possible if the course is cancelled for any reason.

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