Accounting & reporting

FASB issues expanded hedge accounting standard

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has published an Accounting Standards Update designed to better align hedge accounting with an organization’s risk management strategies.

SEC seeks to regulate principal trading firms

The SEC proposed new rules Monday that would require certain entities, most notably principal trading firms, to register with the Commission and to comply with federal securities laws and regulatory obligations.

Proposal would supersede auditing standard for group audits

The AICPA Auditing Standards Board is seeking comments on a proposed Statement on Auditing Standards that seeks to strengthen the auditor’s approach to planning and performing group audits and to improve the quality of such audits.

Grappling with Schedules K-2 and K-3

John Samtoy, CPA, discusses Schedules K-2 and K-3 for passthrough entities and U.S. persons who are partners in foreign partnerships, and how tax professionals can help clients with them.

SEC proposes new rules for cybersecurity reporting

Public companies would be required to provide investors with enhanced and standardized information about their cybersecurity practices under a new rule proposed Wednesday by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

SEC seeks more disclosures of short-sale data

The Securities and Exchange Commission voted to require certain institutional investment managers to report short sale-related information each month. The SEC then would make aggregate data about large short positions, including daily short-sale activity data, available to the public for each individual security.

Cryptoasset accounting: Tips for common scenarios

The evaluation of whether contracts involving cryptoassets contain embedded derivatives, and borrowing, lending and mining of cryptoassets all come with complex accounting implications. This nonauthoritative guidance can steer entities in the right direction on reporting the performance of these assets more consistently in the financial statement.

FASB ASU addresses supplier finance programs

A proposed Accounting Standards Update would help investors and others better consider the effects on a buyer’s working capital, liquidity and cash flows. The comment deadline is March 21.

Tips for avoiding trouble with non-GAAP reporting

Non-GAAP measures in public company reporting continue to be scrutinized carefully by SEC staff, according to information presented at the AICPA & CIMA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments.

Where to find June’s flipbook issue

The Journal of Accountancy is now completely digital. 





Better decision-making with data analytics

Data analytics has become a hot topic, but many organizations have not yet managed to understand its potential, let alone put it to work. This report will take a deep-dive on how to best introduce or enhance the use of data in decision-making.