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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
FASB issued a new standard that is intended to simplify accounting for convertible instruments and contracts in an entity’s own equity.
The adoption of the Secured Overnight Financing Rate affects any company that has borrowed money through rate-referenced debt or has an agreement that references the London Interbank Offered Rate.
New FASB rules have led to a host of new accounting and auditing questions for financial statement preparers and auditors. Some of the most frequently asked questions were answered at the AICPA’s ENGAGE 2020 virtual conference.
The Financial Accounting Standards Board defined 10 elements of financial statements in a proposed new chapter for its Conceptual Framework.
FASB proposed a one-year extension to the effective date of its new standard on long-duration insurance contracts to provide relief for insurance companies affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
In its Accounting Standards Update No. 2018-15, FASB’s guidance on how to account for implementing a cloud computing service contract aligns with buying an asset.
FASB's new standards for revenue recognition and lease accounting have significantly changed the accounting for these popular transactions.
FASB staff issued Q&As designed to clarify the application of the US GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy to disclosures related to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic and relief efforts.
FASB proposed delaying the effective date of its new long-duration insurance contracts standard. The board also voted to approve standards on improving convertible instruments and contracts in an entity’s own equity and not-for-profit accounting for gifts-in-kind.
FASB issued an option to delay implementation of the board’s revenue recognition and lease accounting standards for certain entities that have not yet applied the standards.
The coronavirus pandemic has led to a likely delay in the effective date of FASB’s new lease standard as well as an environment in which lease concessions may lead to new accounting considerations.
FASB’s changes to its hedge accounting standard may provide companies with new alternatives to account for their risk management activities. Here is some background on hedge accounting, what is changing, and how it has emerged as a more viable approach.