Financial Accounting and Reporting

Laura Felice, CPA, CGMA

Asking good questions and providing direction for strategic decisions is essential for finance employees in today’s business environment, according to Laura Felice, CPA, CGMA, senior vice president and controller at BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc.

Demand for sustainability assurance is growing

Seventy percent of companies participating in a survey by The Conference Board that obtain assurance on their sustainability information said the need for such assurance will increase over the next five years.

SEC approves CEO pay ratio rule

The SEC approved a new rule requiring U.S. public companies to disclose the ratio between their CEO’s compensation and that of their median employee.

Revenue recognition implementation concerns finance executives

A recent KPMG survey shows that 64% of U.S. companies are uncertain about the path they’ll take to adopt the new, converged revenue recognition standard. Also, regulation is cited as the top compliance concern for 51% of corporate finance executives.

New conflict minerals guidance developed

New questions and answers developed by the AICPA Conflict Minerals Task Force provide nonauthoritative guidance to practitioners performing independent private-sector audit engagements of conflict minerals reports.

6 tips for integrated thinking

Here are six ways companies can adopt integrated thinking and decision-making processes that are fundamental to the creation of an integrated report.

Risk with donor pledges

In the white paper Measurement of Fair Value for Certain Transactions of Not-For-Profit Entities, the AICPA’s Financial Reporting Executive Committee (FinREC) provides guidance to not-for-profits on considering risk when determining the fair value of a donor’s unconditional promise to give. Considerations may include: Assess the donor’s ability to pay. Check

Asset-Based Financing Basics

Once considered financing of last resort, asset-based lending and factoring have become popular choices for companies that do not have the credit rating or track record to qualify for more traditional types of financing. In general terms, asset-based lending is any kind of borrowing secured by an asset of the

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Get your clients ready for tax season

These year-end tax planning strategies address recent tax law changes enacted to help taxpayers deal with the pandemic, such as tax credits for sick leave and family leave and new rules for retirement plan distributions, as well as techniques for putting your clients in the best possible tax position.

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