Private company reporting

A new path for private companies with VIEs

FASB has expanded the election not to consolidate for private companies with variable-interest entities. Users of private company financial statements told FASB that consolidation does not help them analyze financial statements.

FASB proposes delays in 3 key effective dates

Private companies and certain other preparers would see delays in effective dates for accounting standards for leases, hedging, and credit losses under a proposal issued by FASB.

Lease accounting: A private company perspective

As they implement FASB’s new lease accounting rules, private companies and not-for-profits may be surprised by the complexity of the transition and the effects on the financial statements.

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.

Wright reappointed as PCC chair

Candace Wright, CPA/CFF, has been reappointed as chair of the Private Company Council (PCC), the Financial Accounting Foundation board of trustees announced.

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VIDEO

Excel walk-through: Sparklines

Want to liven up your spreadsheets with some color and graphical elements? Kelly L. Williams, CPA, Ph.D., shows how to use Excel sparklines, which illustrate data trends and patterns via small charts that fit in a single Excel cell.