Webinar - Accounting and Reporting for Debt
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When: Wednesday, April 3, 2019
9:00 AM
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Don Maruska

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Accounting and Reporting for Debt - Webinar
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 9:00am-10:30am

A government's reporting and disclosure about its debt is one of the most scrutinized elements of its financial reporting. Learn what you need to know to fulfill this obligation.

Advance registration required for this no-charge webinar:

Webinar topics:
1. What is the current Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) guidance related to accounting and financial reporting for debt and the different reporting of financing authorities among local governments?
2. How do pronouncements GASB Statement No. 86, "Certain Debt Extinguishment Issues," GASB Statement No. 88, "Certain Disclosures Related to Debt," and GASB Statement No. 89, "Accounting for Interest Costs During the Period of Construction" apply?
3. What's an update on GASB's current project of re-examining conduit debt reporting?

* Debbie Harper, Partner, LSL CPAs
* Patricia Song, Fiscal Services Manager, Irvine, CA

Audience: finance professionals, especially those with responsibility for reporting on debt

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1. Register in advance for the webinar:
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*** Advance registration required for this no-charge webinar: 

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3. Ask questions:
You may submit questions anonymously via email to [email protected] in advance or via the webinar during the panel discussion. As moderator for the session, Don Maruska will pose the questions. 

4. Presenters' presentation materials: We post these with the agenda at "Agendas & Archives" tab of www.csmfo.org/training/webinars. The PPT will be available 24 hours before the webinar.

After a webinar occurs, a digital recording along with the PowerPoint materials and results of the polling questions will be available after 24 hours at the "Agendas & Archives" tab of www.csmfo.org/training/webinars.    

CPE Credits: If you are a member of CSMFO and wish to obtain CPE credit, you need to register and attend in your name, indicate that you wish to receive CPE credit in the registration process, and respond to at least 75% of the live polling questions. CSMFO staff will review the results and send CPE certificates via email to those who have qualified. CSMFO has waived the fee for members.

Post-Webinar Group Discussions
Many agencies are organizing groups to participate in the webinars (live or recorded) and discuss the topics among themselves after the webinars. Some are summarizing their discussions and distributing them to managers throughout their organizations. Use the CSMFO Coaching Program as an effective way to enhance professional development in your agency. Here are some discussion starters for this session:
a. What debt does our agency have for which we need to report and disclose?
b. What improvements in our reporting and disclosure appear desirable?
c. What steps are prudent for us to take?

MORE RESOURCES--See the "Coaching Corner" at www.csmfo.org/coaching for valuable resources to boost your career. These include a Financial Management Skills Inventory, Resource Matrix, Coaches Gallery of 24 volunteer CSMFO Coaches willing to help you on a one-to-one basis, and an archive of digital recordings and materials from past webinars at www.csmfo.org/training/webinars.  

Enjoy the resources to help you succeed in local government finance.