APRIL 2016 NEWS

FASB to draft final standard on credit losses

FASB voted to draft a standard that will require an expected-loss approach for reporting of credit losses on loans and other financial assets rather than an incurred-loss approach.

The gaps that remain in risk initiatives

About half of public companies have a complete enterprise risk management process, according to a new survey by the American Institute of CPAs and North Carolina State University.

VIDEO

Excel walk-through: Sparklines

Want to liven up your spreadsheets with some color and graphical elements? Kelly L. Williams, CPA, Ph.D., shows how to use Excel sparklines, which illustrate data trends and patterns via small charts that fit in a single Excel cell.

PODCAST

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.