FASB proposed three targeted changes to its lease accounting guidance. The proposal is a response to feedback the board received during its post-implementation process for the lease accounting standard.
Accounting & reporting
With state and local governments facing serious pandemic-related concerns, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board is providing relief and resources while also working on its “big three” high-impact projects for the future. GASB Chairman Joel Black explains in this Q&A.
FASB published a new standard that clarifies accounting requirements for callable debt securities.
The chair of the Financial Accounting Standards Board describes his vision for standard setting and his dedication to making sure the costs of new rules don’t exceed the benefits.
Nonauthoritative set of 13 Q&As also touches on how investment companies and broker-dealers should account for digital assets.
Practitioners are not required to provide an opinion on non-GAAP measures during a financial statement audit, but they can be engaged to perform additional procedures related to this information, according to a new Center for Audit Quality report.
The SEC voted to amend rules that govern its whistleblower program and the amount a shareholder must hold to have a proposal included in a company’s proxy statement.
Pandemic-related accounting issues for health care entities are addressed in new AICPA guidance that has been added to a list of previously posted frequently asked questions.
Environmental, social and governance measures and disclosures released by the World Economic Forum are designed to make it easier for companies to benchmark their sustainable business performance.
FASB issued a proposal that would provide a practical expedient for private company franchisors in how they analyze certain activities when determining their performance obligations in a franchise agreement under the board’s new revenue recognition standard.
The coronavirus pandemic and current market conditions prevent a definitive assessment of the impact of the FASB’s new standard on accounting for credit losses, according to a new report released by Treasury.
Not-for-profit financial statements will include more information on contributed nonfinancial assets, also known as gifts-in-kind, under a new standard issued by FASB.
IFAC called for the creation of a new sustainability accounting standards board, and five global organizations committed to working together toward unified corporate reporting.
The SEC announced rule changes that will change the disclosures bank and savings and loan registrants are required to provide investors.
Technical Questions and Answers issued by the AICPA address nongovernmental health care entities’ accounting for governmental assistance related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Background and nonauthoritative guidance on lease accounting for continuing care retirement community Type A life care contracts is provided in Technical Questions and Answers (TQAs) published by the AICPA.
The forgivable portion of a Paycheck Protection Program loan should be accounted for by the lender as an interest-bearing loan until payment for that loan is received from the SBA, according to new Technical Question and Answer Guidance issued by the AICPA.
The SEC voted to amend its rules for public company disclosures of the description of business, legal proceedings and risk factors. The commission also changed its definition of "accredited investor."
Private company share-based awards can be difficult to value because such shares often are not actively traded. FASB proposed guidance that is designed to make this valuation less costly and complex.
Health care entities’ financial statement preparers and auditors can benefit from an FAQ document developed by the AICPA on issues related to the coronavirus pandemic.