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The Accounting CPE Network, ACPEN, is dedicated to bringing, highly relevant, interactive, world-class CPE to every CPA in the most convenient and economical ways possible. Founded in 1997, ACPEN is now a consortium of 40 state societies.

Since its’ founding, ACPEN programs have covered all of the most important subjects for accounting, tax and financial professionals. You can join the thousands of CPAs across the country who have reserved a seat to one of the most fascinating and interactive ways to earn CPE credit, ACPEN live video webcasts!

Content developed by ACPEN includes the ACPEN Signature series, our top of the line CPE programing. As well as Specialized Areas of content, like the ACPEN Industry Institute, and ACPEN Tax Institute. Additionally, many state CPA societies provide original content through our Partner Produced courses.

2015 ACPEN Signature Series

ACPEN Signature courses are the flagship CPE events of ACPEN, and the top of the line in CPE programing. 

Signature courses, begin in May each year, continue monthly throughout the year, and are replayed for live credit several times, including in December and January. 

Each showcases important and timely CPE topics, using enhanced production techniques, and are delivered by panels of national experts, practitioners, and representatives of regulatory and standard setting bodies.

To see what courses are included in this year, please click on the ACPEN Signature category below. 

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This course is also available at a discount as part of a multi-course package.

Governmental Pension Reporting— The New Standards


  • Length: 5 hrs
  • The new GASB standards have been released and the time to consider implementation issues is now.  This comprehensive course will cover the basics of the new standards from scope issues, including the types of plans the new standards apply to; how to measure of the net pension liability and pension expense; when to recognize the liability; and applicable note disclosures and required supplementary information.  More importantly, experts in the field will provide their perspective on issues expected to be faced in practice while implementing the various provisions the new pension statements.

Basic Course Information

  • CPE Credits: 5
  • Program Level (Basic, Update, Intermediate, Advanced, Overview): Update
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advanced Preparation: None
  • Producer: ACPEN
  • Field of Study 1: Governmental Accounting (2.5 hours)
  • Field of Study 2: Governmental Auditing (2.5 hours)
  • Field of Study 3: Yellow Book (5 hours)

Learning Objectives

Major Subjects


  • Faculty and Production Information
    • George A. Scott, CPA, ,
    • James J. Rizzo, FCA, MAAA, ASA, EA, ,
    • James J. Rizzo, FCA, MAAA , ASA , EA, Senior Consultant & Actuary, Gabriel, Roeder, Smith & Company, Ft. Lauderdale, FL


    • Karl Greve, CPA, ,
    • Karl Greve, CPA, Chief Financial Officer, Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association, Denver, CO

    • David R. Bean, CPA, , Director of Research and Technical Activities, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), Norwa
    • David R. Bean joined the GASB staff in 1990 as its first full-time director of research and technical activities. Previous to working at the GASB, he was with Ernst & Young. He also was the director of the Technical Services Center of the Government Finance Officers Association and worked for the State Comptroller’s Office in Illinois. He holds a B.S. degree from Illinois State University and is a CPA.

Course Materials

  • Course Materials
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    • Sec-1-Bean-Pensions-2-13-FINAL (0)
    • Faculty Information (0)
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    • Questions and Answers (0)

Additional Information

  • Course Registration Requirements: Online Registration
  • Refund/Cancellation Policy: Please contact the ACPEN help desk - 1-800-747-1719 or help@acpen.com if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer.
  • Complaint Resolution Policy: Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints. anne.taylor@acpen.com, (972-377-8199).
  • Official Registry Statement: Business Professionals' Network, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site: www.nasba.org
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