Accounting and Financial Reporting

GASB issues pandemic-related accounting guidance

GASB issued a technical bulletin to help state and local governments apply existing standards to transactions related to coronavirus relief legislation and certain outflows incurred in response to the pandemic.

Handling nondisclosure compilations amid the pandemic

Compilations of financial statements that omit substantially all disclosures can provide challenges for CPAs as the pandemic hurts clients’ businesses. Here’s how CPAs can handle the challenging judgments in these engagements.

SEC staff guidance addresses pandemic-related disclosures

Public companies need to carefully consider their obligations in disclosing the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on their operations, liquidity, and capital resources, according to staff guidance issued by the SEC Division of Corporation Finance.

Pandemic considerations for EBP financial statements

The coronavirus pandemic has had a profound effect on employee benefit plan financial statements. Preparers and auditors need to carefully consider going concern implications, CARES Act implications and more.

FASB addresses insurance, convertible instruments, gifts-in-kind

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.

Pandemic alters lease accounting landscape

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.

Hedge accounting may be more beneficial after FASB’s changes

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.

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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.