Financial Reporting


The AICPA releases an online tool kit ( www.aicpa.org/members/div/mcs/vm_toolkit.asp ) to facilitate the performance of valuations related to business combinations and to acquired goodwill and other intangible assets, as discussed in FASB Statement nos. 141 and 142, respectively. In addition to practical information on performing fair value measurement engagements for purchase price allocations and goodwill impairment analyses, this resource contains training aids, a bibliography, a discussion of engagement letter considerations and checklists. For further information, contact James C.H. Feldman, CPA/ABV, manager of business valuation and litigation services, at jfeldman@aicpa.org .

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