Accounting and Financial Reporting

Accounting for cloud computing: What you need to know

Get insight on implementing the updated accounting rules related to cloud computing implementation costs associated with a service arrangement, which are in effect for public companies now and will be required for all other entities later this year.

AICPA issues TQAs related to Sec. 163(j), GASB 84

The AICPA issued separate Technical Questions and Answers to provide nonauthoritative guidance in response to the amendment of Internal Revenue Code Sec. 163(j) and related to GASB’s fiduciary activities guidance.

Revenue recognition tips from the SEC staff

Labeling multiple goods and services provided to a customer as a “solution” does not eliminate a company’s responsibility to identify and report separate performance obligations under FASB’s new revenue recognition standard.

Making use of FASB delays

Delays in effective dates for three key accounting standards provide preparers an opportunity for a more thorough implementation.

PODCAST

What’s next for potential CPA licensure changes

A new model proposed by NASBA and the AICPA is designed with an eye on the future for newly licensed CPAs. The AICPA's Carl Mayes, CPA, provides background on the project and a look ahead to 2020.

VIDEO

What RPA is and how it works

Robotic process automation is like an Excel macro that can work on multiple applications, says Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA. RPA can complete routine, repetitive tasks such as data entry, freeing up employee time from lower-level chores.