Accounting & reporting

Tips for for-profits applying NFP accounting rules for PPP funds

For-profit entities are permitted to use the not-for-profit conditional contribution accounting model to account for Paycheck Protection Program loans. The accounting requires reasoned judgment, careful evaluation of barriers and thorough documentation.

Offensive acronym leads to GASB's name change proposal

The acronym for the Governmental Accounting Standards Board’s “comprehensive annual financial report” sounds like a South African ethnic slur. So, the board is proposing a name change to “annual comprehensive financial report.”

Vacation and sick day accruals during the pandemic

Travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic have caused many employees to defer their paid time off, resulting in a buildup of liabilities for compensated absences. As a result, CPAs need to take great care in calculating, reporting, and auditing these liabilities.

Assessing goodwill impairment amid COVID-19

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 road map for ESG disclosures and assurance

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.

SPONSORED REPORT

Get your clients ready for tax season

Upon its enactment in March, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) introduced many new tax changes, some of which retroactively affected 2020 returns. Making the right moves now can help you mitigate any surprises heading into 2022.

100th ANNIVERSARY

Black CPA Centennial, 1921–2021

With 2021 marking the 100th anniversary of the first Black licensed CPA in the United States, a yearlong campaign kicked off to recognize the nation’s Black CPAs and encourage greater progress in diversity, inclusion, and equity in the CPA profession.