FASB Financial Accounting & Reporting

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.

Revenue recognition: Tips for challenging circumstances

Certain issues related to revenue recognition are causing enough application problems that the Financial Accounting Standards Board may choose to adjust the standard. But in the meantime, financial statement preparers need to apply the current rules correctly.

FASB provides new private company practical expedient

Private companies that issue equity-classified share-based awards will be able to elect a practical expedient and use the reasonable application of a reasonable valuation method to determine the current price input of these awards offered as compensation, according to a new standard issued by FASB.

Lease accounting: Private companies on the clock after delay

Following a pandemic-related delay, the new standard takes effect for entities within the “all other entities” category for fiscal years starting after Dec. 15, 2021, and for interim periods within fiscal years beginning after Dec. 15, 2022.

FASB asks for feedback on standard-setting agenda

FASB is seeking comment on what the board’s future standard-setting priorities should be. Stakeholders are asked to provide feedback by Sept. 22 to help FASB identify areas where there’s a pervasive need to improve generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

Where to find January’s flipbook issue

Starting this month, all Association magazines — the Journal of Accountancy, The Tax Adviser, and FM magazine (coming in February) — are completely digital. Read more about the change and get tips on how to access the new flipbook digital issues.

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