Management accounting

COSO provides new guidance on risk appetite

The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission has published new guidance on risk appetite and its critical links with strategy and decision-making.

PPP forgiveness guidance issued as Congress mulls changes

The SBA and Department of Treasury issued a pair of new interim final rules Friday for the Paycheck Protection Program. Meanwhile, bills in Congress could make major changes to two of the PPP’s most significant rules. Votes could come as early as this week.

Tips for audit committees during the pandemic

Strong oversight from audit committees can help companies stay on the right track as they work to survive and thrive through the coronavirus pandemic. These tips can help audit committees serve effectively.

SBA provides safe harbor for PPP loans under $2 million

The US Small Business Administration issued guidance stating that businesses that together with their affiliates accepted Paycheck Protection Program loans totaling less than $2 million will be assumed to have certified their loans in good faith.

SEC temporarily expands access to crowdfunding

Responding to the coronavirus pandemic, the SEC said it has temporarily amended rules to provide established smaller companies with opportunities to meet their urgent funding needs through Regulation Crowdfunding.

AICPA makes PPP loan forgiveness recommendations

The AICPA issued a series of recommendations it would like to see the U.S. Small Business Administration adopt and issue as guidance for small businesses to use in calculating loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

SBA, Treasury ban use of RPA to submit PPP loans

Treasury and the U.S. Small Business Administration said they will no longer accept Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications prepared by robotic process automation (RPA) systems.

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Getting leases in line

ASC Topic 842 is a relatively simple standard that can mean profound changes for organizations with leases. This report examines what makes this standard challenging and describes new ways for CPAs to add value.