Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)

GASB is a private, not-for-profit, independent organization whose primary purpose is to develop generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for local and state governments within the United States. The GASB is subject to oversight by the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF), which selects the members of the GASB and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). The GASB issued Statement No. 53. (See also book value accounting.)

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