U.S. compliance and reporting

FASB considering goodwill accounting changes

FASB issued an Invitation to Comment on whether the board should make changes to the accounting for certain identifiable intangible assets acquired in a business combination and subsequent accounting for goodwill.

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.

Q&A discusses ‘direct care’ expenses for collections

A Technical Question and Answer issued by the AICPA discusses the characteristics of expenses that would be considered “direct care of existing collections” under a new FASB standard that updates the definition of “collections.”

Revenue recognition tips for not-for-profits

Not-for-profits have their own specific concerns related to the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s new revenue recognition standard. Find out in this episode how the new standard applies to not-for-profits.

Tips for a smooth CECL implementation

FASB’s new current expected credit losses standard contains big implementation challenges for the financial services industry but also applies to companies in other industries.

FASB eases transition to credit losses standard

FASB issued new accounting rules that are designed to ease the transition to the board’s new credit losses standard by providing an option to measure certain types of assets at fair value.

Credit losses standard tips for audit committees

FASB’s new standard for recording credit losses presents a huge change to accounting for financial institutions, and affects other organizations as well. A new tool helps audit committees in their oversight of this important implementation.

Q&A discusses ‘direct care’ expenses for collections

A new Technical Question and Answer issued by the AICPA discusses the characteristics of expenses that would be considered “direct care of existing collections” under a new FASB standard that updates the definition of “collections.”

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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.