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1 Pension Reporting and Other Accounting and Audit Updates Matt Geerdes Crowe Horwath LLP Andy Mace Miller, Cooper & Co., Ltd Jason Coyle Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

2 Agenda GASBs with pending implementation dates Future GASBs GASB exposure drafts Current Pension Issues – IMRF

3 GASBs with Pending Implementation Dates GASB 55 - Hierarchy of GAAP GASB 56 - Financial Reporting Guidance GASB 57 - OPEB Measurements by Agent Employers and Agent Multiple Employer Plans GASB 58 - Accounting and Financial Reporting for Chapter 9 Bankruptcies GASB 59 - Financial Instruments Omnibus

4 Future GASBs GASB 60 - Accounting and Financial Reporting for Service Concession Arrangements GASB 61 - The Financial Reporting Entity: Omnibus GASB 62 - Codification of Accounting and Financial Reporting Guidance Contained in Pre-November 30, 1989 FASB and AICPA Pronouncements

5 Future GASBs GASB 63 - Financial Reporting of Deferred Outflows of Resources, Deferred Inflows of Resources, and Net Position GASB 64 - Derivative Instruments: Application of Hedge Accounting Termination Provisions (an amendment of GASB Statement No. 53)

6 Future GASBs GASB 65 - Items Previously Reported as Assets and Liabilities GASB 66 - Technical Corrections – 2012

7 GASB Exposure Drafts Accounting and Financial Reporting for Pensions (An Amendment of GASB Statement No. 27)

8 Pension Issues IMRF – IMRF field audits

9 GASB 55 - The Hierarchy of GAAP for State and Local Governments The requirements in this Statement are effective upon its issuance (the provisions of this Statement need not be applied to immaterial items); The objective of this Statement is to incorporate the hierarchy of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for state and local governments into the Governmental Accounting Standards Board’s (GASB) authoritative literature; and

10 GASB 55 - The Hierarchy of GAAP for State and Local Governments Current GAAP hierarchy is set forth in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Statement on Auditing Standards No. 69 rather than in the authoritative literature of the GASB. GASB 55 will improve financial reporting by contributing to GASB’s efforts to codify all GAAP for state and local governments;

11 Easier for preparers of financial statements to identify and apply all relevant guidance; and The Board does not expect that this Statement will result in a change in current practice. GASB 55 - The Hierarchy of GAAP for State and Local Governments

12 Effective immediately Related-party transactions Subsequent events Going concern considerations GASB 56 – Financial Reporting Guidance

13 Related-party transactions – Brings over the rules for determining who is considered to be a related party entity and who is not. Subsequent events – Brought over the old disclosure guidance – Does not require a standard disclosure like FASB regarding the issuance of the financial statements GASB 56 – Financial Reporting Guidance

14 Going concerns considerations: – Determined at the legal entity level – each component unit will have its own determination; – Indicators: Negative trends, default on loans, denial of credit, restructure debt, work stoppages, dependence on one project, legal proceedings, legislation or loss of a principal taxpayer. – Retained the ‘one year’ bright line for determination of a going concern in old guidance GASB 56 – Financial Reporting Guidance

15 Effective immediately: – Amends Statement No. 45 to permit an agent employer that has an individual-employer OPEB plan with fewer than 100 total plan members to use the alternative measurement method, at its option, regardless of the number of total plan members in the agent multiple-employer OPEB plan in which it participates; and GASB 57 - OPEB Measurements by Agent Employers and Agent Multiple-Employer Plans

16 Effective immediately: – Amends Statement No. 43, Financial Reporting for Postemployment Benefit Plans Other Than Pension Plans, requirement that a defined benefit OPEB plan obtain an actuarial valuation. GASB 57 - OPEB Measurements by Agent Employers and Agent Multiple-Employer Plans

17 Permits the requirement to be satisfied for an agent multiple-employer OPEB plan by reporting an aggregation of results of actuarial valuations of the individual-employer OPEB plans or measurements resulting from use of the alternative measurement method for individual-employer OPEB plans that are eligible; and GASB 57 - OPEB Measurements by Agent Employers and Agent Multiple-Employer Plans

18 Clarifies that when actuarially determined OPEB measures are reported by an agent multiple-employer OPEB plan and its participating employers: – Those measures should be determined as of a common date and at a minimum frequency to satisfy the agent multiple-employer OPEB plan’s financial reporting requirements. GASB 57 - OPEB Measurements by Agent Employers and Agent Multiple-Employer Plans

19 GASB 58 - Accounting and Financial Reporting for Chapter 9 Bankruptcies Chapter 9 of the United States Bankruptcy Code: – Requires entities to remeasure liabilities that are adjusted in bankruptcy when the bankruptcy court confirms (that is, approves) a new payment plan.

20 GASB 58 - Accounting and Financial Reporting for Chapter 9 Bankruptcies For entities that are not expected to emerge from bankruptcy as going concerns: – Requires remeasurement of assets to a value that represents the amount expected to be received; and – Gains or losses resulting from remeasurement of liabilities and assets should be an extraordinary item.

21 GASB 58 - Accounting and Financial Reporting for Chapter 9 Bankruptcies Entities that have filed for bankruptcy are required to disclose information regarding, among other things, the pertinent conditions and events giving rise to the petition for bankruptcy, the expected gain, and the effects upon services.

22 GASB 59 – Financial Instruments Omnibus Updates and improves existing standards regarding financial reporting of certain financial instruments and external investment pools. Effective for fiscal year ending June 30, 2011, with earlier application encouraged.

23 Updates for – National Council on Governmental Accounting Statement 4, Accounting and Financial Reporting Principles for Claims and Judgments and Compensated Absences Consistent with the amendments to GASB Statement No. 53 regarding certain financial guarantees. New language regarding claims entity is subject to: – “Those claims include contractual actions, such as claims for delays or inadequate specifications on contracts, or for guarantees of the indebtedness of others that are not investment derivative instruments entered into primarily for the purpose of obtaining income or profit, property tax appeals, and unemployment compensation claims.” GASB 59 – Financial Instruments Omnibus

24 Updates for – Statement No. 25, Financial Reporting for Defined Benefit Pension Plans and Note Disclosures for Defined Contribution Plans and Statement No. 43, Financial Reporting for Postemployment Benefit Plans Other Than Pension Plans Amended to remove the fair value exemption for unallocated insurance contracts. Investments in unallocated insurance contracts should be reported as interest-earning investment contracts according to the provisions of paragraph 8 of Statement No. 31, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Certain Investments and for External Investment Pools. GASB 59 – Financial Instruments Omnibus

25 Updates for – Statement No. 31, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Certain Investments and for External Investment Pools Clarified to indicate that a 2a7-like pool, as described in Statement 31, is an external investment pool that operates in conformity with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Rule 2a7 as promulgated under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. Illinois Funds is a 2a7-like pool – Statement No. 40, Deposit and Investment Risk Disclosures Interest rate risk information should be disclosed only for debt investment pools—such as bond mutual funds and external bond investment pools—that do not meet the requirements to be reported as a 2a7-like pool. GASB 59 – Financial Instruments Omnibus

26 Updates for – Statement No. 53, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Derivative Instruments Net settlement characteristic of Statement 53 that defines a derivative instrument is not met by a contract provision for a penalty payment for nonperformance. Provide that financial guarantee contracts included in the scope of Statement 53 are limited to financial guarantee contracts that are considered to be investment derivative instruments entered into primarily for the purpose of obtaining income or profit. Clarify that certain contracts based on specific volumes of sales or service revenues are excluded from the scope of Statement 53. Provide that one of the “leveraged yield” criteria of Statement 53 is met if the initial rate of return on the companion instrument has the potential for at least a doubled yield. GASB 59 – Financial Instruments Omnibus

27 GASB 60 - Accounting and Financial Reporting for Service Concession Arrangements Effective for fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 with provisions to be presented retroactively. Improve financial reporting by addressing issues related to service concession arrangements (SCAs). – Public-private or public-public partnership Arrangement between a transferor (a government) and an operator (governmental or nongovernmental entity); Transferor conveys to an operator the right and related obligation to provide services through the use of infrastructure or another public asset (a “facility”) in exchange for significant consideration; and Operator collects and is compensated by fees from third parties.

28 Applies only to those arrangements in which specific criteria determining whether a transferor has control over the facility are met. Some SCAs include provisions for revenue sharing: – Governmental operator that shares revenues with a transferor should report all revenue earned and expenses incurred—including the amount of revenues shared with the transferor—that are associated with the operation of the facility Transferor should recognize only its portion of the shared revenue when earned in accordance with the terms of the arrangement (deferred inflow) – If revenue sharing arrangements contain amounts to be paid to the transferor regardless of revenues earned (for example, annual installments in fixed amounts), then the present value of those amounts should be reported by the transferor and governmental operator as if they were installment payments at the inception of the arrangement GASB 60 - Accounting and Financial Reporting for Service Concession Arrangements

29 GASB 61 – The Financial Reporting Entity Omnibus Effective for fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 Modifies certain requirements for inclusion of component units in the financial reporting entity. – For organizations that previously were required to be included as component units by meeting the fiscal dependency criterion: A financial benefit or burden relationship also would need to be present between the entity and that organization for it to be included in the reporting entity as a component unit. – For organizations that do not meet the financial accountability criteria for inclusion as component units but that, nevertheless, should be included because the entity’s management determines that it would be misleading to exclude them: Clarifies the manner in which that determination should be made and the types of relationships that generally should be considered in making the determination.

30 GASB 61 – The Financial Reporting Entity Omnibus Amends the criteria for reporting component units as if they were part of the Entity (that is, blending) in certain circumstances. – For component units that currently are blended based on the “substantively the same governing body” criterion, it additionally requires that: Entity and the component unit have a financial benefit or burden relationship; or Entity management (below the level of the elected officials) of the primary government have operational responsibility for the activities of the component unit. New criteria also are added to require blending of component units whose total debt outstanding is expected to be repaid entirely or almost entirely with resources of the Entity.

31 GASB 61 – The Financial Reporting Entity Omnibus The blending provisions are amended to clarify that funds of a blended component unit have the same financial reporting requirements as a fund of the Entity. Clarifies the reporting of equity interests in legally separate organizations. – It requires a Entity to report its equity interest in a component unit as an asset.

32 GASB 62 – Codification of Accounting and Financial Reporting Guidance Contained in Pre-November 30, 1989 FASB and AICPA Pronouncements Incorporate into the GASB’s authoritative literature certain accounting and financial reporting guidance that is included in the following pronouncements issued on or before November 30, 1989, which does not conflict with or contradict GASB pronouncements: – Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Statements and Interpretations – Accounting Principles Board Opinions – Accounting Research Bulletins of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Committee on Accounting Procedure.

33 Hereinafter, these pronouncements collectively are referred to as the “FASB and AICPA pronouncements.” Effective for financial statements for periods ending June 30, 2013 – Earlier application is encouraged. – The provisions of this Statement generally are required to be applied retroactively for all periods presented. GASB 62 – Codification of Accounting and Financial Reporting Guidance Contained in Pre-November 30, 1989 FASB and AICPA Pronouncements

34 Improve financial reporting by contributing to the GASB’s efforts to codify all sources of generally accepted accounting principles for state and local governments so that they derive from a single source. Brings the authoritative accounting and financial reporting literature together in one place, with that guidance modified as necessary to appropriately recognize the governmental environment and the needs of governmental financial statement users. Eliminate the need for financial statement preparers and auditors to determine which FASB and AICPA pronouncement provisions apply to state and local governments, thereby resulting in a more consistent application of applicable guidance in financial statements of state and local governments.

35 All FASB and AICPA pronouncements became nonauthoritative literature for the private sector on July 1, 2009, the effective date of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification™ GASB 62 – Codification of Accounting and Financial Reporting Guidance Contained in Pre-November 30, 1989 FASB and AICPA Pronouncements

36 GASB 63 – Financial Reporting of Deferred Outflows of Resources, Deferred Inflows of Resources, and Net Position Provides a new statement of net position format to report all assets, deferred outflows of resources, liabilities, deferred inflows of resources, and net position – Net residual amount of the other elements Requires that deferred outflows of resources and deferred inflows of resources be reported separately from assets and liabilities Amends certain provisions of GASB Statement No. 34, Basic Financial Statements -- and Management’s Discussion and Analysis -- for State and Local Governments, and related pronouncements to reflect the residual measure in the statement of financial position as net position, rather than net assets. Effective for financial statements for periods beginning after December 15, 2011, with earlier application encouraged.

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38 GASB 64 – Derivative Instruments: Application of Hedge Accounting Termination Provisions (an amendment of GASB Statement No. 53) Clarifies that when certain conditions are met, the use of hedge accounting should not be terminated – Collectability of swap payments is considered to be probable – Replacement of the counterparty or credit support provider meets the criteria of an assignment or in-substance assignment as described in GASB 64 – The counterparty or counterparty credit support provider (and not the government) has committed the act of default or termination event When all of these conditions exist, hedging relationship continues and hedge accounting should continue to be applied Effective for periods beginning after June 15, 2011, with earlier application encouraged.

39 GASB 65 – Items Previously Reported as Assets and Liabilities Classifies certain items that were previously reported as assets and liabilities an deferred inflows or outflows of resources and recognizes certain items that were previously reported as assets as liabilities as inflows or outflows of resources.

40 GASB 65 – Deferred Inflows of Resources Grants received in advance of meeting timing requirements Deferred amounts from refunding of debt (credits) Proceeds from sales of future revenues Deferred gain from sale-leaseback “Regulatory” credits

41 GASB 65 – Deferred Outflows of Resources Grants paid in advance of meeting timing requirements Deferred amounts from refunding of debt (debits) Cost to acquire rights to future revenues Deferred loss from sale-leaseback

42 GASB 65 – Items that Remain Liabilities Derived tax revenue received in advance Premium revenues (risk pools) Grants received in advance of meeting eligibilty requirements (other than timing)

43 GASB 65 – Items that Remain Assets Grants paid in advance of meeting eligibilty requirements (other than timing) Rights to future revenues acquired from outside the reporting entity

44 GASB 65 – Outflows of Resources Debt issuance costs (other then issuance) Initial costs incurred by lessor in an operating lease Acquisition costs for risk pools Loan origination costs

45 GASB 66 – Technical Corrections Conflicts Statement 62 with –Statement 13 – Leases –Statement 48 Purchase of a loan or group of loans Servicing fees related to mortgage loans Statement 10 with –Statement 54 – Risk financing pools

46 GASB Exposure Draft - Pensions Types of Plans Single-employer Agent multiple-employer IMRF Cost-sharing multiple-employer TRS

47 GASB Exposure Draft - Pensions Where we have been GASB Statement No. 25 and No. 27 Methodology was very budget and funding friendly Consistent with the modified accrual basis of accounting Net Pension Obligation/Asset (NPO/NPA) Annual Required Contribution (ARC) vs funded ARC>funding = NPO, ARC

48 GASB Exposure Draft - Pensions Where we have been IMRF RSI schedule – includes APC, % contributed, UAAL, etc. Lengthy note disclosure, including funding and funded status Recently seen NPOs recorded for some districts TRS Disclose contribution rates and amounts Funded and funding information in TRS financial statements

49 GASB Exposure Draft - Pensions Where we are headed “Pensions are a form of compensation, like salaries, which governments provide to their employees in return for work.” “Like salaries, the costs and obligations should be recorded as they are earned by the employees, rather than when the contributions are made by the governments to the pension plan or when the benefit payments are made to retirees.”

50 GASB Exposure Draft - Pensions Where we are headed “The proposed statements relate to accounting and financial reporting, not to how governments approach the funding of their pension plans. Pension funding is a policy decision made by government officials.” GASB is “divorcing” accounting and funding

51 GASB Exposure Draft - Pensions Where we are headed Proposed solution Net Pension Liability Difference between obligation for pensions and assets of the pension plan Measured at the employer’s fiscal year end Record as liability in all the accrual basis financial statements Increased disclosure

52 GASB Exposure Draft - Pensions Where we are headed What does this mean for IMRF? Liability – an amount similar to the current UAAL currently disclosed in the RSI and notes would be recorded as a long-term liability Disclosure - Similar but increased disclosures (# of plan members, etc.)

53 GASB Exposure Draft - Pensions Where we are headed What does this mean for TRS? Liability – “the employer government (district) would calculate its net pension liability and related financial statement elements, prior to the other government’s (state) support, but would recognize amounts net of the other government’s (state) proportionate share.”

54 GASB Exposure Draft - Pensions Where we are headed What does this mean for TRS? Disclosure – much more enhanced and would have an RSI schedule Disclosure would be similar to the current IMRF disclosure Would include the district’s share of the amounts and the amounts assumed by the state Would also include the information for TRS as a whole

55 Pension Issues IMRF Field audits began several years ago Biggest finding related to reporting is proper accounting of IMRF and SS in IMRF fund – IMRF desires separate accounting of both types of revenues and expenditures, along with related fund balance – May require adjustments to future levies

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