This issue of the Advisory describes in brief the principal accounting changes resulting from GASB 68, and considers how official statement disclosure may be impacted.
The accounting standards that apply to financial reporting for governmental pension plans (pension systems) and for the governments that sponsor such pension plans have been significantly revised. Governmental Accounting Standards Board (“GASB”) Statement No. 68, “Accounting and Financial Reporting for Pensions,” (“GASB 68”) became effective for governments for fiscal years beginning after June 15, 2014. As a result, for those governments that maintain a July 1 – June 30 fiscal year, GASB 68 will apply to the financial statements for fiscal year 2015 (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015). Such financial statements are now being finalized and audited for many of our governmental clients.
Also of Interest
- Brian Garzione named Chair of NABL’s Securities Law and Disclosure Committee
In the fall of 2020, Brian Garzione was named Chair of NABL’s Securities Law and Disclosure Committee (SLDC).
- SEC Exemptive Order re Municipal Advisors
This Hawkins Advisory describes the SEC’s exemptive order of June 16, 2020, which provides a temporary exemption from registration as a broker for registered municipal advisors, subject to satisfaction of certain conditions.
- SEC Statement on Disclosure by Municipal Issuers regarding the Impact of COVID-19
This Advisory provides a summary and analysis of the SEC’s public statement directed to issuers of municipal securities regarding disclosures about the impact of COVID-19 on their financial and operating conditions.
- SEC Staff Guidance Regarding Secondary Market Disclosure
This Advisory provides a summary and analysis of the recent Staff Legal Bulletin from the SEC’s Office of Municipal Securities.