General standards of financial statement presentation for local governments
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General standards of financial statement presentation for local governments by Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. Public Sector Accounting and Auditing Committee.

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Published by The Institute in [Toronoto, Ont.?] .
Written in English



  • Canada


  • Local finance -- Canada -- Accounting.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesNormes générales de présentation des états financiers des administrations locales
Statementissued by the Public Sector Accounting and Auditing Committee on the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
SeriesPublic sector accounting statement ;, 8
LC ClassificationsHJ9779.C3 C36 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination15, 17 p. ;
Number of Pages17
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL79838M
LC Control Number99184221

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Financial Statement Standards and Best Practices variation in accounting and financial statement presentation • Unrestricted (general operating support) vs. temporarily restricted • Book at fair value • Unconditional grants vs. conditional grants • Earned income (exchange transaction) vs. grants.   Even for those with a strong background in reading business financial statements, a government’s lengthy, complex audited statements follow a different set of standards and can be daunting. This article is intended as a guide to quickly getting a lay of the land in terms of a government’s financial health. Identifying Major Funds General Fund is always a major fund Other major funds may change from year-to-year Any Governmental Fund or Enterprise Fund must be a major fund if both these tests are passed: Total assets, liabilities, revenues, or expenditures/ expenses (excluding extraordinary items or special items) are at least 10% of the corresponding total for. Every local government council and administrative unit shall keep proper books of account and other records in relation to them and shall balance its accounts for that year and produce statements of final accounts within three months from the end of each financial year in accordance with the Public Finance and Accountability Act,

A-1 Statement of Financial Position-Detailed B Statement of Financial Performance B-1 Statement of Financial Performance-Detailed C Statement of Changes in Net Assets/Equity D Statement of Cash Flows D-1 Statement of Cash Flows-Detailed E Statement of Comparison of Budget and Actual Amounts F Sample Notes to. The Office of Local Government provides support and advice to councils through the Local Government Code of Accounting Practice and Financial Reporting (Code). A copy of OLG’s Council Circular and the latest update of the Code is available below. Final Code Update 28 – 1(a) General Purpose Financial Statements. 2. Which group of government financial statements reports all revenues and all costs as well as all assets and liabilities of the governmental entity? A) GAAP-based Financial Statements B) Fund financial Statements. C) Governmental fund financial statements. D) Government-wide financial statements. E) General fund financial statements.   Auditors of federal, state, and local government programs use these standards to perform their audits and produce their reports. Effective Date The revision of the Yellow Book is effective for financial audits, attestation engagements, and reviews of financial statements for periods ending on or after J , and for performance.

•FAF (Financial Accounting Foundation) created the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) in which replaced the NCGA in setting accounting principles for governments. •GASB is composed of 7 members with various backgrounds including state and local governments, public accounting, academe, and user groups. Accordingly, in June GASB introduced a new financial reporting model in Statem Basic Financial Statements—and Management's Discussion and Analysis—for State and Local Governments. The new model integrates the traditional focus of governmental fund financial statements relating to fiscal accountability (and the modified accrual. Prior to the implementation of GASB Statement No. 34, Basic Financial Statements—and Management's Discussion and Analysis—for State and Local Governments, governments did not report financial information covering their entire reporting entity. Rather, financial information was disaggregated among a multitude of funds—accounting devices. •Governmental Accounting Standards Board, Statem requires capital assets to be reported on the government-wide Statement of Net Position and in the Notes to Financial Statements. Each local government must make four distinctions: –Capital assets related to governmental activities that must.