July 11, 2019
New guidance from the FASB means that not-for-profit groups can use the same methods available to private companies for reporting goodwill and certain identifiable intangible assets after a merger or acquisition.
May 24, 2019
Many private companies are still unaware of the balance sheet impact of new lease accounting rules, including lease capitalization requirements, that go into effect starting in 2020.
April 15, 2019
The Auditing Standards Board is working on a project to amend its definition of “materiality” and address the subtle differences between the international standards and U.S. standards currently in use.
March 18, 2019
Audit committee best practices are part of a new report released by the International Organization of Securities Commissions in an effort to promote audit quality.
January 14, 2019
Community banks and credit unions will have more time before they’re required to apply the credit losses standard as a result of new FASB guidelines.
January 11, 2019
The FASB is in the early stages of developing guidance for performance reporting. The goal is to make it easier for investors and securities analysts to understand how a business works using a company’s financial statements.
March 29, 2018
With all the changes ushered in by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), you might be concerned with how the new tax law will affect your company’s financial statements. You’re not alone, as this remains a highly debated subject among many CFOs, audit boards and CPAs.
December 6, 2017
Your annual audit should provide a valuable opportunity for management to reflect on past performance and plan for the future. It should be a collaborative effort between management, the board of directors (as applicable) and the CPA firm.
March 8, 2017
In January 2017, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued additional, revised guidance for goodwill impairment testing that is intended to make the process easier and less costly. The latest amendments, found in Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2017-04, Intangibles — Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment, establish a one-step process for testing goodwill for a decrease in value.
March 8, 2017
In early 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued new guidance on accounting for leases. This guidance will have a significant impact on companies’ financial statements, as well as on the lenders, licensing bodies, and other third parties relying upon financial statement data.
April 13, 2016
As you look for opportunities to cut costs and improve profit, the question of where you can reduce salaries may arise. Co-sourcing internal audit and information technology functions may be an easy way for you to save money and improve your business’s risk management at the same time.
March 22, 2016
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued its long-awaited update revising the proper treatment of leases under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), will affect companies that lease real estate, vehicles, construction and manufacturing equipment, and other assets.
January 4, 2016
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently issued an Accounting Standards Update (ASU) that streamlines the subsequent measurement of inventory, requiring that inventory be measured at the lower of cost and net realizable value. This guidance is a part of the FASB’s simplification initiative and, while not the goal of FASB, will more closely align with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).