FASB 2021 Agenda

What’s on the FASB’s 2021 agenda? In December 2020, Richard Jones stepped up as chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). After meeting with stakeholders in early 2021, Jones identified a list of high-priority projects that he plans [...]

By |2021-04-16T11:58:11-04:00April 16th, 2021|Categories: Audit, Blog, GAAP|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on FASB 2021 Agenda

Updated Guidance for Impairment Testing

Updated guidance for impairment testing: When to consider triggering events On March 30, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) published an updated accounting standard on events that trigger an impairment test under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This [...]

By |2021-04-02T12:11:21-04:00April 2nd, 2021|Categories: Audit, Blog, COVID-19|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Updated Guidance for Impairment Testing

Financial keys to securing a commercial loan

Does your business need a loan? Before contacting your bank, it’s important to gather all relevant financial information to prove your business is creditworthy. By anticipating information requests, you can expedite the application process and improve your chances of [...]

By |2021-02-05T16:31:18-05:00February 5th, 2021|Categories: Audit, Blog|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Financial keys to securing a commercial loan

Accounting for Property, Plant and Equipment Assets

Businesses and not-for-profit entities capitalize machines, furniture, buildings, and other property, plant and equipment (PPE) assets on their balance sheets. Here’s a refresher on some common questions about how to properly report these long-lived assets under U.S. Generally Accepted [...]

By |2021-01-22T13:08:08-05:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: Audit, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Accounting for Property, Plant and Equipment Assets

New Law Provides Option to Delay Implementing the Updated CECL Standard

The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), signed into law on December 27, 2020, includes a variety of economic relief measures. One such measure allows certain banks and credit unions to temporarily postpone implementation of the controversial current expected credit loss (CECL) [...]

By |2021-01-11T13:18:41-05:00January 11th, 2021|Categories: Audit, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on New Law Provides Option to Delay Implementing the Updated CECL Standard

Cutoff Rules: What Counts in 2020 vs. 2021

As year end approaches, it’s a good idea for calendar-year entities to review the guidelines for recognizing revenue and expenses. There are specific accounting cutoff rules under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Strict observance of these rules is [...]

By |2020-11-20T12:46:17-05:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Audit, Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Cutoff Rules: What Counts in 2020 vs. 2021

Levels Of Assurance: Choosing The Right Option For Your Business Today

The COVID-19 crisis is causing private companies to re-evaluate the type of financial statements they should generate for 2020. Some are considering downgrading to lower levels of assurance to reduce financial reporting costs — but a downgrade may compromise [...]

By |2020-10-02T16:52:57-04:00August 28th, 2020|Categories: Audit, Blog, GAAP, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Levels Of Assurance: Choosing The Right Option For Your Business Today

External Audits Offer Many Benefits to Nonprofits

Your nonprofit organization may be required to hire an independent outside CPA to audit its books, depending on its annual gross receipts and other factors. Even when external audits aren’t mandated, however, they’re often recommended. These audits can provide [...]

By |2020-07-17T12:47:33-04:00July 17th, 2020|Categories: Audit, Blog, Nonprofit|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on External Audits Offer Many Benefits to Nonprofits

Asset Impairment is Expected to Hit 2020 Financial Statements

Some companies are expected to report impairment losses in fiscal year 2020 because of the COVID-19 crisis. Depending on the nature of your operations and assets, the pandemic could be considered a “triggering event” that warrants interim impairment testing. [...]

By |2020-06-19T13:42:33-04:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: Audit, Blog, COVID-19, GAAP|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Asset Impairment is Expected to Hit 2020 Financial Statements

Year-End Accounting Recap

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) hasn’t issued any major new accounting rules in 2019. But there have been some important developments to be aware of when preparing annual financial statements under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Deferral of [...]

By |2019-12-27T13:03:03-05:00December 27th, 2019|Categories: Audit, Blog, GAAP, Tax|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Year-End Accounting Recap
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