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[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
Audit Quality Series, Part 2: Reducing the Chances of Auditor-Related Problems
Accounting for Pensions and Other Postretirement Benefits, 2017 (PDF)
[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?
[Opinion] ARA Comment Letter to AICPA on Proposed Modification of Auditing Standards for ERISA-Covered Employee Benefit Plans (PDF)
[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)
2017 Global Survey of Accounting Assumptions for Defined Benefit Plans
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
[Guidance Overview] FASB Changes the Presentation of Pension Cost (PDF)
FASB Issues Accounting Standards Update
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
Fortune 1000 Companies: Accounting for Pensions and Other Postretirement Benefits, 2016
2016 Pension Accounting Preview: A Positive Outlook
[Guidance Overview] Changes to Employee Benefit Plan Auditor's Reports May Be on the Way
[Official Guidance] Text of FASB Proposed Accounting Standards Update to Topic 718: Stock Compensation -- Scope of Modification Accounting
SEC Comment Letter Trends: Pension and Other Postretirement Benefits (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] GASB 74/75: Impact on Small Government Employers (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] GASB 73: Implementation and Overview (PDF)
[Official Guidance] Text of FASB Proposed ASU: Employee Benefit Plan Master Trust Reporting
Survey Finds Concerns About GASB's OPEB Accounting Changes, Yet Relatively Few Actions Taken to Mitigate the Impact (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] GASB 74/75: Depletion Date Projections by Public Pension Plans (PDF)
[Opinion] Retiree Health Costs: California Gets Some Bad News and Some Not-So-Bad News
FASB Stock Compensation Accounting Amendments (ASU 2016-09): Summary of Early Adopters (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] GASB 73/74/75: Timing Considerations for Compliance with New Financial Reporting Rules (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] GASB 74/75: Calculation Specifics on Individual Entry Age Normal (PDF)
State OPEB Funding Has Improved
U.S. Pensions Solve New Debt Equation. Answers Vary by Billions
[Opinion] Comments to FASB on Improving the Presentation of Net Periodic Pension Cost and Net Periodic Postretirement Benefit Cost (Topic 715) and Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for DB Plans (Subtopic 715-20)
[Opinion] Comments by American Academy of Actuaries to FASB on Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Defined Benefit Plans (PDF)
[Guidance Overview] FASB Simplifies Accounting Rules for Stock-Based Compensation
 
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