Accounting and Financial Reporting

New GASB guide addresses fiduciary activities

GASB issued a new implementation guide that includes questions and answers related to recently released GASB standards on accounting and financial reporting for fiduciary activities.

Revenue recognition tips for not-for-profits

Not-for-profits have their own specific concerns related to the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s new revenue recognition standard. Find out in this episode how the new standard applies to not-for-profits.

GASB proposes guidance on PPPs and APAs

The guidance is designed to improve accounting and financial reporting for public-private and public-public partnership arrangements. Comments on the proposal were requested by Sept. 13.

Tips for a smooth CECL implementation

FASB’s new current expected credit losses standard contains big implementation challenges for the financial services industry but also applies to companies in other industries.

GASB issues implementation guide

GASB issued an implementation guide that is designed to assist state and local government financial reporting personnel as they adopt and apply certain GASB statements.

Ask the expert: Technology in lease accounting

Donald J. Coduto is a KPMG Advisory leader for the firm’s implementation initiatives related to the new lease accounting standards and is assisting several large multinational organizations with their adoption of the new lease accounting standards.

FASB eases transition to credit losses standard

FASB issued new accounting rules that are designed to ease the transition to the board’s new credit losses standard by providing an option to measure certain types of assets at fair value.

Credit losses standard tips for audit committees

FASB’s new standard for recording credit losses presents a huge change to accounting for financial institutions, and affects other organizations as well. A new tool helps audit committees in their oversight of this important implementation.

Q&A discusses ‘direct care’ expenses for collections

A new Technical Question and Answer issued by the AICPA discusses the characteristics of expenses that would be considered “direct care of existing collections” under a new FASB standard that updates the definition of “collections.”

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A new line of business to consider

Technology assessments may open the door to new engagement opportunities for your firm. What is a technology assessment? How do you perform one? JofA Tech Q&A author J. Carlton Collins shows you in a detailed explanation.

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Maximizing the higher education tax credits

A counterintuitive strategy can save taxes by including otherwise excludable scholarships in gross income.