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In addition to monthly reports, we will be sending you brief “alerts” related to the “release” of authoritative accounting and attest literature and implementation material associated with this literature. In addition, check this page for news about CPEA services and membership as well as upcoming member events.

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ASU 2017-08 Premium Amortization on Purchased Callable Debt Securities

News The amendments in ASU 2017-08 shorten the amortization period for certain callable debt securities held at a premium.
Published on April 03, 2017

ASU 2017-07 Separation of the Service Component of Net Benefit Cost

News The amendments in ASU 2017-07 amend presentation requirements related to reporting the service cost component of net benefit costs to require that the service cost component be reported in the same line item or items as other compensation costs arising from services rendered by the pertinent employees during the period,
Published on March 14, 2017

ASU 2017-06 EBP Master Trust Reporting

News The amendments in ASU 2017-06 amend presentation and disclosure requirements related to EBP interests in master trusts.
Published on March 07, 2017

ASU 2017-05 Changes to the Derecognition of Nonfinancial Assets & Partial Sales

News The amendments in ASU 2017-05 affect primarily entities in the real estate industry, eliminating the guidance specific to real estate sales in FASB ASC 360-20. However, the amendments may affect other industries such as power and utilities, alternative energy, life sciences, and shipping.
Published on March 01, 2017

SAS No. 132 Auditing Guidance Related to Going Concern

News The main objective in issuing SAS 132 was to comprehensively amend the going concern auditing literature related to management’s responsibilities for assessing going concern.
Published on February 27, 2017

ASU 2017-04 Simplified Goodwill Impairment Testing for All

News ASU 2017-04 eliminates Step 2 from the goodwill impairment test currently prescribed in U.S. GAAP.
Published on January 31, 2017

Center for Plain English Accounting Alerts - 2017

Overview The 2017 Plain-English alerts are related to the release of authoritative accounting and attest literature and implementation guides associated with monthly reports.
Published on January 31, 2017

ASU 2017-02 Clarifying Not-for-Profit Consolidation

News ASU 2017-02 provides clarity for consolidation once the amendments in ASU 2015-02 become effective.
Published on January 18, 2017

ASU 2017-01 Revising the Definition of a Business in U.S. GAAP

News ASU 2017-01 amends FASB ASC 805 and it narrows the definition of a business and provides a framework that gives entities a basis for making reasonable judgments about whether a transaction involves an asset or a business.
Published on January 13, 2017

New Guidance Related to Revenue Recognition AICPAs Revenue Recognition Guide & ASU 2016-20

News On December 21, 2016, both the AICPA and the FASB released guidance related to implementing the new revenue recognition standard.
Published on January 03, 2017

ASU 2016-18 Guidance about Restricted Cash in the Cash Flows Statement

News ASU 2016-18 provides specific guidance on the cash flow classification and presentation of changes in restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents.
Published on November 22, 2016

ASU 2016-17 VIE Model Interests Held through Related Parties under Common Control

News ASU 2016-17 amends the consolidation guidance on how a reporting entity that is the single decision maker of a VIE should treat indirect interests in the entity held through related parties that are under common control with the reporting entity when determining whether it is the primary beneficiary of that
Published on October 31, 2016

ASU 2016-16 Income Taxes (Topic 740) Intra-Entity Transfers of Assets Other Than Inventory

News The amendments in ASU 2016-16 eliminate the prohibition for intra-entity transfers of assets other than inventory but retain the prohibition for intra-entity transfers of inventory.
Published on October 27, 2016

ASU 2016-15 Clarifying Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments

News ASU 2016-15 seeks to eliminate diversity in practice related to how certain cash receipts and cash payments are presented and classified in the statement of cash flows.
Published on August 30, 2016

ASU 2016-14 Amendments to Not-for-Profit Financial Statements

News ASU 2016-14 represents the completion of the first phase of a two-phase project to amend NFP financial reporting requirements.
Published on August 25, 2016

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