- Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
Infobox Government agency
agency_name = Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
logo_width = 160px
formed = October 1990
Tom L. Allen
chief1_position = Chairman
chief2_position = Executive Director
website = http://www.fasab.gov
The Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB) is a United States federal advisory committee whose mission is to develop generally accepted accounting principles for federal financial reporting entities.
Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990required annual, audited financial statements for the United States Government and its component entities, referred to as federal reporting entities. In order to apply the statues of the CFO Act of 1990, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and the Comptroller General established FASAB to develop the “applicable accounting principles” for the newly required financial statements.
AICPACouncil designated FASAB as the body that establishes accounting principles for federal entities. The AICPA's hierarchy of generally accepted accounting principles in Statement of Auditing Standards (SAS) No. 91, The Federal GAAP Hierarchy, governs what constitutes GAAP for U.S. government reporting entities. The hierarchy lists the priority sequence of sources that an entity should look to for accounting and reporting guidance.
FASAB issues the Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards (
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