Lease accounting for government entities

GASB 87 represents a significant shift in lease accounting for government entities. Learn how to select and implement technology solutions to align with your needs

Lease Accounting Technology to Align With Needs of Government Entities

The Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) issued Statement No. 87, Leases, the changes required by these new rules affected nearly all governmental entities and related GASB reporting organizations that operate as lessees, lessors or both. GASB 87 requires a significant shift in how organizations account for leases for fiscal years beginning after June 15, 2021. 

To become compliant, state and local governments and related organizations will likely require system, administrative and organizational process enhancements to sustain compliance with the new standard.

RSM recommends implementing industry-leading accounting software built for government entities to reduce the compliance risks associated with GASB 87. RSM offers a comprehensive approach to adopting the new standard through a multi-phased accounting and technology assessment followed by implementation of accounting policies, operational changes, lease abstraction and a supporting technology platform. Our software solution is tailored specifically to align with the industry-specific needs of your government entity and when necessary, applicable independence standards.

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Learn how to evaluate available GASB 87 technology solutions

GASB 87 represents a significant shift in lease accounting for government entities. While many technology platforms have already been launched, implementation can be a challenge. Learn how to evaluate the solutions that align with your needs.

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