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GASB 15 clarifies accounting for public colleges, universities.



The Governmental Accounting Governmental accounting is an umbrella term which refers to the various accounting systems used by various public sector entities. In the United States, for instance, there are three levels of government which follow different accounting standards set forth by independent, private  Standards Board's recently issued Statement no. 15, Governmental College and University Accounting and Financial Reporting Models, is expected to resolve conflicts over whether generally accepted accounting principles The standard accounting rules, regulations, and procedures used by companies in maintaining their financial records.

Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) provide companies and accountants with a consistent set of guidelines that cover both broad accounting
 or government accounting and reporting models should be used by public colleges and universities.

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 the statement, government colleges and universities may choose between two reporting models: one developed by the American Institute of CPAs in its Industry Audit Guide, Audits of Colleges and Universities, as amended, or the government model developed by the National Council of Governmental Accounting, as amended.

GASB GASB Governmental Accounting Standards Board  Statement no. 15, which also applies to state and local government reporting entities that include colleges and universities, is effective for periods beginning after June 15, 1992.

Copies of Statement no. 15 are available for $6.25 from the GASB Order Department, P.O. Box 30784, Hartford, Connecticut “Hartford” redirects here. For other uses, see Hartford (disambiguation).

Hartford is the capital of the State of Connecticut. It is located in Hartford County on the Connecticut River, north of the center of the state.
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Publication:Journal of Accountancy
Date:Dec 1, 1991
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