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1. Financial Reporting  

n FASB issued proposed FASB Staff Position FAS 117-a, Endowments of Not-for-Profit Organizations: Net Asset Classification of Funds Subject to an Enacted Version of the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, and Enhanced Disclosures. “The issues addressed by this FSP have widespread importance to the not-forprofit sector, especially organizations with sizable endowments, and the users of their financial statements, such as donors, credit rating agencies, and regulators,” Jeffrey Mechanick, FASB project manager, said in a press release.

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The Consulting Services Executive Committee of the AICPA issued in June a new professional standard on valuation services, Statement on Standards for Valuation Services no. 1, Valuation of a Business, Business Ownership Interest, Security, or Intangible Asset. The standard provides guidelines to CPAs for developing estimates of value and reporting on the results.

3. Financial Reporting  

The AICPA’s Accounting Standards Executive Committee (AcSEC) offered comments on a proposed FASB statement, Not-for-Profit Organizations: Mergers and Acquisitions. In the March 1 letter, AcSEC said the proposed statement is a step in the right direction, but also offered several caveats. Distinguishing between the acquiring entity and the one acquired is often less clear with not-for-profit organizations (NPOs) than with business enterprises, AcSEC said.
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