Financial Reporting


Two advisories from FASB will help entities implement new rules. One defines the “reporting unit” of an enterprise as a key element in testing for goodwill impairment resulting from an acquisition. A second release clarifies certain provisions for making the transition to two new standards—FASB Statement nos. 141, Business Combinations, and 142, Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets. ( www.fasb.org/eitf/eitfmain.html )

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Implementing the new standard requires careful judgment. Learn how to make significant accounting judgments and document them and collaborate with peers for consistent application.

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How to Excel pivot a general ledger

The general ledger is a vast historical data archive of your company's financial activities, including revenue, expenses, adjustments, and account balances. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, shows how to prepare data for, and mine data with, PivotTables.

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News quiz: Taking an economic snapshot and looking to the future

Recent news included IRS actions that affect individuals and partnerships and a possibly influential move by a Big Four accounting firm.Take this short quiz to see how much you know about the news.