Local government managers must continue to work closely with finance staff to understand and implement GASB standards. It is also important for the local government community to provide feedback to GASB on standards, guidance, and projects.
Join ICMA for a webinar presentation and conversation with David Vaudt, Chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). The webinar will cover GASB’s latest statements on pensions, retiree health care, and tax abatement disclosures, among other topics relevant to the local government community. The GASB project on reexamining the financial reporting model will also be discussed. Participants will learn how to most effectively engage with GASB and will have the chance to submit questions and comments during and after the live webinar.
David A. Vaudt was named chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board effective July 1, 2013. Mr. Vaudt came to the GASB after serving the previous 10 years as Iowa’s elected state auditor. Prior to his election, Mr. Vaudt worked for 25 years in the Des Moines, Iowa office of KPMG LLP, including 13 years as an audit partner. Mr. Vaudt has served as president of the National State Auditors Association, chair of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, and chair of the Iowa Accountancy Examining Board. He also served on the boards of numerous nonprofit service organizations in Iowa. Mr. Vaudt, a graduate of Upper Iowa University, is a Certified Public Accountant.
Director of Policy Research, ICMA & VP, Research, Center for State and Local Government Excellence
Joshua Franzel, PhD is the director of policy research at the International City/County Management Association and vice president (research) of Center for State and Local Government Excellence.