By Jason Bramwell
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) launched an updated website
on September 30 that features more user-friendly navigation and "plain English" resources that provide information on accounting and financial reporting issues for state and local governments.
Designed to be the primary source of news and information about the GASB and its activities, the website includes videos and other new content intended for a wide range of users, including those who are unfamiliar with the GASB and its work.
For example, the inaugural video
features GASB Chairman David Vaudt discussing implementation issues related to the new GASB pension accounting and financial reporting standards.
"The new GASB website allows visitors to easily find what they need to know about the board and the role it has in establishing accounting and financial reporting standards," Vaudt said in a written statement. "The site was designed to help stakeholders broaden their knowledge and expertise, and to weigh in on the GASB's standards-setting activities."
The GASB website redesign follows the launch of new websites for the FASB this past April and the FAF in July. The FAF also announced new branding and logos for all three organizations in April.
The new GASB website was designed by Ball & Chain LLC in Stamford, Connecticut.