Public Sector Accounting Board

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The Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) was created to serve the public interest by establishing accounting standards for the public sector. We also provide guidance for financial and other performance information reported by the public sector.

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June 20-21, 2019 PSAB Decision Summary – June 20-21, 2019

At its recent meeting, the Board discussed, reviewed and made decisions on number of topics, including Conceptual Framework and Reporting Model, Public Private Partnership and 2018-2019 Annual Improvements. Read the summary for full details.

May 29, 2019 Now Available! Meeting Report from PSA DG Livestreamed Meeting — April 26, 2019

Topics discussed were Purchased intangibles, developer agreements, international strategy, contractual rights, taxes levied for specific purposes, and more. Read the report for full details.

March 21-22, 2019 PSAB Decision Summary – March 21-22, 2019

At its recent meeting, the Board discussed, reviewed, and made decisions on number of topics, including International Strategy, Government Not-for-Profit Strategy, and liability for contaminated sites. Read the summary for full details on what was discussed.


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July 22, 2019 News
Volunteer Opportunity – The Accounting Standards Oversight Council Needs You

The Accounting Standards Oversight Council (AcSOC) is looking for new members. If you are interested in working with and debating issues of public interest and financial reporting with other prominent members of the Canadian business, professional, and government community, then submit your résumé by August 30, 2019 to apply to become a member.

July 16, 2019 News
PSAB Principal Selected as a Featured Speaker at the Canadian Public Sector Pensions Conference

PSAB principal, Lydia So is a featured speaker at this year’s Canadian Public Sector Pensions and Benefits Conference, where she will provide a PSAB update to conference delegates. Speakers include, senior executives of pension plans and others. The conference is being held in Whistler, BC, on September 18 and 19, 2019.

July 5, 2019 News
Article – Reviewing PSAB’s Approach to International Public Sector Accounting Standards

PSAB’s second consultation paper on its international strategy is out for comment until September 30, 2019. The paper clarifies and refines the four options originally presented in the first paper. Read the article and have your say on Canada’s public sector accounting international strategy.