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Accounting for Federal Retirement and Veterans' Benefits: Cash and Accrual Measures
How the New ERISA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Standards Will Affect Your Plans
Preparing for the New EBP Audit Standard
[Opinion] Are Public Pensions in a Crisis? Part 3 -- Is It Just an Accounting Problem?
[Opinion] The Case for New Public Pension Accounting Standards (PDF)
[Official Guidance] Text of GASB Exposure Draft: Section 457 Deferred Compensation Plans That Meet the Definition of a Pension Plan
FASB Changes for Employee Benefit Plans with Master Trust Investments
[Official Guidance] GASB Issues Implementation Guide on Fiduciary Activities
Financial Reporting for Tribal 401(k) Plans
What is the Effect of Prohibited Transactions on the EBP Audit Opinion?
The Importance of Retaining and Protecting Employee Benefit Plan Records (PDF)
FASB Amends Master Trust Reporting Requirements for Employee Benefit Plans
What ERISA Practitioners Need to Know About Accounting for Benefit Plans (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] Final Balloted Draft of Employee Benefit Plan Audit Standards Released by Auditing Standards Board
A Curious Lace in the Other Shoe About to Drop on State Balance Sheets
[Official Guidance] Text of AICPA Statement on Auditing Standards: Forming an Opinion and Reporting on Financial Statements of Employee Benefit Plans Subject to ERISA (PDF)
Pension Accounting Changes Reduce Volatility and Increase Flexibility
Form 5500s and the Proposal to Publicly Disclose Operational Noncompliance
FASB Changes to Defined Benefit Plan Disclosure Requirements
Alternatives for Pension Cost Recognition: Implementation Issues (PDF)
AICPA Working Draft of Chapter on Multiemployer Benefit Plans (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] Changes in Defined Benefit and OPEB Disclosure Requirements (PDF)
Minimal FASB Changes to Defined Benefit Plan Disclosure Requirements
[Guidance Overview] FASB Makes Minor Changes to Disclosure Requirements for Sponsors of DB Plans and Other Postretirement Benefits (PDF)
[Official Guidance] Text of FASB Accounting Standards Update 2018-14: Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Defined Benefit Plans
[Guidance Overview] The New ASOP 6: Implications for OPEB Reporting (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] Impact of GASB 74/75 on Small Government Employers (PDF)
[Official Guidance] Text of GASB Implementation Guide No. 2018-1: Implementation Guidance Update, 2018
[Guidance Overview] GASB 74/75: OPEB Expense and Balance Sheet Items (PDF)
When It Comes to Funding Pension or OPEB Liabilities, Not All Section 115 Trusts Are Created Equal
[Official Guidance] Text of GASB Implementation Guide No. 2017-3: Accounting and Financial Reporting for Postemployment Benefits Other Than Pensions
AICPA's Progress Toward Improving Employee Benefit Plan Audits
[Opinion] ERIC Comment Letter to AICPA on Proposed Modification of Auditing Standards for ERISA-Covered Employee Benefit Plans
[Guidance Overview] Group Health Plan Audit Requirement: Whom Do You Trust?
[Guidance Overview] Proposed Statement of Auditing Standards: Redesigning the Audit Reporting Model for ERISA Plan Financial Statements
Accounting for Stock Compensation Under FASB ASC Topic 718 (PDF)
ASBCA Grants $253 Million Northrop Post-Retirement Benefits Claim
Could Accrual-Based Accounting Aid Your Company's Retirement Plan?
[Official Guidance] Text of GASB Proposed Implementation Guide: Accounting and Financial Reporting for Postemployment Benefits Other Than Pensions
Pension/OPEB 2017 Assumption and Disclosure Study (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] GASB 75: Proportionate Share Allocations for Cost-Sharing Employers (PDF)
Plan Sponsors Using Limited-Scope Audits Should Watch for Proposed Changes
Changing Retiree Medical Plan Benefits to Reduce OPEB Liabilities Under Governmental Accounting Rules (PDF)
Text of CBO Answers to Questions from Senate Budget Committee on Funding Estimates for Federal Employee Pensions (PDF)
FASB Issues Helpful Guidance on Accounting for Equity-Based Compensation
[Official Guidance] Text of GASB Implementation Guidance No. 2017-2: Financial Reporting for Postemployment Benefit Plans Other Than Pension Plans
State and Local Government Pensions at the Crossroads
AICPA Proposes New Standard for ERISA Plan Audits
[Official Guidance] Text of Exposure Draft on Proposed Statement on Auditing Standards: Forming an Opinion and Reporting on Financial Statements of Employee Benefit Plans Subject to ERISA (PDF)
Latest Pension Accounting Update May Be Huge -- or Not!
[Guidance Overview] GASB Omnibus Statement Addresses Pension and OPEB Issues
FASB Changes Presentation of Defined Benefit Costs
[Official Guidance] Text of FASB Accounting Standards Update 2017-07 (Topic 715): Improving the Presentation of Net Periodic Pension Cost and Net Periodic Postretirement Benefit Cost (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] FASB Updates Employee Benefit Plan Master Trust Presentation, Disclosure Requirements
[Official Guidance] Text of FASB Accounting Standards Update 2017-06: Employee Benefit Plan Master Trust Reporting
Accounting Treatment of Refund of Excess Contributions
Understanding Independent Qualified Plan Auditor Opinions on Financial Statements
Ford Takes a $2 Billion Charge Due to Pensions, Benefits
Understanding the Internal Controls Needed by a Retirement Plan
2016 Pension Accounting Preview: A Positive Outlook
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