About Us

About the GASB

Established in 1984, the GASB is the independent, private-sector organization based in Norwalk, Connecticut, that establishes accounting and financial reporting standards for U.S. state and local governments that follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). >> More

Board Members

Board members are appointed by the Trustees of the FAF for a five-year term and may serve up to ten years. The chairman, who was appointed for a single seven-year term, serves full time and the six other members serve on a part-time basis. The members of the GASB are required to have knowledge of governmental accounting and finance and a concern for the public interest in matters of accounting and financial reporting. >> More


The Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council (GASAC) is responsible for consulting with the GASB on technical issues on the Board's agenda, project priorities, matters likely to require the attention of the GASB, selection and organization of task forces, and such other matters as may be requested by the GASB or its chairman. >> More
  • About the GASB A high-level introduction to the work we do.
  • Board Members Information about individual Board members including bios and final term years.
  • GASAC Information about the current membership of the GASAC.

GASB and the User Community

The primary purpose of the GASB’s standards is to give financial statement users information they need to make decisions and assess accountability.
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Rules of Procedure

Procedures followed by the GASB in establishing and improving standards of financial accounting and reporting of state and local governmental entities.
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Senior Staff

The Board has a professional staff drawn from government, public accounting, and the user community.
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Annual Report

The current annual report, formatted for either your desktop or tablet, and an archive of reports from prior years.
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Keep Up to Date with GASB

The GASB lets you know when due process and final documents are issued and keeps you informed about its standards-setting and educational activities. Sign up to receive updates about GASB publications and activities.
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The most current budget and financial information available on the GASB, FASB, our sister organization, and FAF, our parent organization.
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This page provides information about employment at the GASB including current job postings.
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