Financial reporting

Lease accounting tips for public and private companies

Public companies are finding that even though they have implemented FASB’s new lease accounting standard, their work is not nearly done. Private companies, meanwhile, are struggling with their own adoption of the standard.

New FASB standard clarifies lease accounting issues

FASB addressed two lessor implementation issues and clarified an exemption for lessors and lessees from a certain interim disclosure requirement associated with adopting the board’s new lease accounting standard.

Private company GAAP alternatives: It’s not too late

The elimination of the effective date for FASB’s private company GAAP alternatives means it’s never too late to take advantage of these accounting simplifications. Each alternative may offer substantial relief and cost savings for private companies as they perform their accounting.

Finding value in revenue recognition implementation

The challenges associated with FASB’s new revenue recognition standard have been substantial for many companies, but at least they’re gaining valuable data and process improvements as a result of the implementation.

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A new line of business to consider

Technology assessments may open the door to new engagement opportunities for your firm. What is a technology assessment? How do you perform one? JofA Tech Q&A author J. Carlton Collins shows you in a detailed explanation.

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Maximizing the higher education tax credits

A counterintuitive strategy can save taxes by including otherwise excludable scholarships in gross income.