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GASB OPEB – A Deep Dive

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GASB OPEB – A Deep Dive
August 23, 2017
Live Webinar
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET


The course will provide a detailed explanation of how the changes to accounting for OPEB apply to OPEB plans and to employers. Additionally, we will compare and contrast the current accounting for OPEB to the new requirements. We will also illustrate the required disclosures and RSI under GASB 75.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Determine whether the specified criteria is met for OPEB plans administered through trusts
  • Differentiate between the different types of plans and the proper recording for each under the new standard
  • Describe the disclosure requirements for each type of plan

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CPE Accreditation

Prerequisites | None
Advanced Preparation | None
Hours of CPE | 1 Hour*
Delivery Method | Webinar
Program Level | Basic
CPE Category | Accounting


Melisa Galasso, CPA | Director, Audit Professional Practices | Cherry Bekaert LLP
A Certified Public Accountant with nearly 15 years of experience, Melisa Galasso is an Audit Professional Practices Director at Cherry Bekaert LLP. In this role, she assists with technical issues and quality control of the Firm’s assurance services practice. She monitors regulatory bodies including the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for changes in auditing and accounting guidance and assists the Firm in implementing the updated guidance.

Jessica Cawley | Senior Manager | Cherry Bekaert LLP
Jessica has more than 14 years of experience in public accounting. She has specific experience auditing healthcare organizations as well as not-for-profit entities. From the healthcare entities she serves, Jessica’s experience includes working with organizations that follow governmental accounting standards. Jessica specializes in auditing and data extraction services within these organizations to make audits more efficient and effective using a risk-based approach.

1 Hour of CPE* at no charge!


There is no fee for this webinar! Register now! Registration deadline is Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for individuals who are responsible for financial statement preparation as well as those charged with governance.

For More Information

Please contact Chrissie Seredni with questions regarding registration at

Please contact Amanda Keefer at with any other questions.


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GASB OPEB – A Deep Dive