Financial Reporting


A FASB report de-emphasizes “new economy” considerations and recommends cooperation among national and international standard setters to improve business and financial reporting. Comments are due by July 1 ( accounting.rutgers.edu/raw/fasb/sr_new_economy.pdf ).

FASB plans to issue final statements in July on business combinations and intangible assets. The new rules likely will require a two-step impairment test for goodwill writedowns ( accounting.rutgers.edu/raw/fasb/project/buscomsumm.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.