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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What’s next for potential CPA licensure changes

A new model proposed by NASBA and the AICPA is designed with an eye on the future for newly licensed CPAs. The AICPA's Carl Mayes, CPA, provides background on the project and a look ahead to 2020.

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What RPA is and how it works

Robotic process automation is like an Excel macro that can work on multiple applications, says Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA. RPA can complete routine, repetitive tasks such as data entry, freeing up employee time from lower-level chores.