The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that it is creating a new Climate and ESG Task Force to identify compliance problems related to environmental, social and governance issues.
Accounting & reporting
Employees’ vacation time and other forms of paid leave would be accounted for differently by state and local governments under a proposal issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board.
Goodwill impairment has become an area of increased focus since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s what CPAs need to know about goodwill impairment at this challenging time.
A smarter and more automated operating model for corporate reporting is on the horizon, according to results of a new EY survey.
The SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance will place greater focus on climate-related disclosures in public company filings after a directive issued by SEC Acting Chair Allison Herren Lee.
This express version of the JofA podcast offers insight into mobile workforce legislation, a recent FASB update, and more.
As interest grows in environmental, social and governance information, a new resource provides insights for auditors to assist their clients with ESG disclosures and assurance.
Private companies and not-for-profits will have an option to perform goodwill impairment triggering event assessments at the reporting date (versus on the date of a triggering event as currently required), under an accounting alternative FASB voted to approve.
The demand for environmental, social, and governance reporting is increasing. CPAs have a critical role in meeting that demand, and companies can take action now to enable enhanced ESG reporting.
FASB issued a standard that simplifies revenue recognition for pre-opening activities for private company franchisors.
FASB clarified which derivatives are eligible for optional expedients and exceptions under the new standard that provides accounting relief for reference rate reforms.
The AICPA has published a white paper designed to help practitioners perform SOC for Service Organization reports on companies that use blockchain to deliver services to customers.
Divestitures, spinoffs and carveouts are business strategies that may be pursued by more companies amid the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. These tips can assist in the accounting for these moves.
FASB issued a proposal that would permit certain private companies and not-for-profits to elect not to perform goodwill assessments related to triggering events.
The SEC issued new rules requiring disclosure of payments to governments by certain resource extraction companies. Critics say the rules don’t go far enough.
FASB proposed a standard that is intended to drive consistency in accounting for revenue contracts with customers acquired in a business combination.
After celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board is continuing to move forward in its mission to deliver transparency in federal accounting, says board Chair George Scott, CPA, CGMA.
FASB will undergo a comprehensive project starting this month to determine its future standard-setting priorities, FASB Chair Richard Jones said at the AICPA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments.
The coronavirus pandemic has led to changes in operations that require increased attention to internal controls, Securities and Exchange Commission staff said at the AICPA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments.
As an entity moves through the bankruptcy process, it must meet certain criteria to qualify, upon emergence, for fresh-start reporting under FASB ASC Topic 852, Reorganizations.