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

GAAP vs. Tax-Basis: Which is Right for your Business?

Most businesses report financial performance using U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). But the income-tax-basis format can save time and money for some private companies. Here’s information to help you choose the financial reporting framework that will work for your [...]

By |2019-11-13T14:03:32-05:00November 13th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Small Business Services, Tax|Tags: , |Comments Off on GAAP vs. Tax-Basis: Which is Right for your Business?

Private Companies: Have You Implemented the New Revenue Recognition Standard?

Private companies that follow U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) must comply with the landmark new revenue recognition standard in 2019. Many private company CFOs and controllers report that they still have significant work to do to meet the [...]

By |2019-11-11T20:04:49-05:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog, Tax|Tags: , |Comments Off on Private Companies: Have You Implemented the New Revenue Recognition Standard?

How to Prepare for Year-End Physical Inventory Counts

As year end approaches, it’s time for calendar-year entities to perform physical inventory counts. This activity is more than a compliance chore. Proactive companies see it as an opportunity to improve operational efficiency. Inventory basics Under U.S. Generally Accepted [...]

By |2020-01-03T20:02:45-05:00December 14th, 2018|Categories: Audit, Blog, Small Business Services, Tax|Tags: , |Comments Off on How to Prepare for Year-End Physical Inventory Counts
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