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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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    Deferral of the Effective Date of the Revenue Recognition Standard Approved by FASB

    News On July 9, 2015, the FASB approved the deferral of the effective date of ASU 2014-09 for all entities by one year.
    Published on July 10, 2015

    DOL Report Assessing the Quality of Employee Benefit Plan Audits

    News The U.S. DOL EBSA issued a report indicating deficiencies in the quality of audit work with respect to audits of EBPs.
    Published on June 04, 2015

    FASB Issues ASU 2015-09

    News This alert informs readers about the issuance of FASB ASU 2015-09, Financial Services—Insurance (Topic 944): Disclosures about Short-Duration Contracts
    Published on May 28, 2015

    FASB Issues ASU 2015-07, Disclosures for Investments in Certain Entities That Calculate Net Asset Value per Share

    News This alert informs readers about the issuance of ASU 2015-07, which removes the requirement to categorize within the fair value hierarchy all investments for which fair value is measured using the net asset value per share practical expedient.
    Published on May 04, 2015

    FASB Issues ASU 2015-04 and ASU 2015-05

    News This alert informs readers about the issuance of ASU 2015-04 and ASU 2015-05. ASU 2015-04 provides a benefit plan measurement practical expedient. ASU 2015-05 addresses customer's accounting for fees paid in a cloud computing arrangement.
    Published on April 16, 2015

    FASB Issues ASU 2015-03 on Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs

    News This alert informs readers about the issuance of ASU 2015-03, which requires that debt issuance costs be presented as a direct deduction from the carrying amount of debt liability.
    Published on April 07, 2015

    FASB Votes to Defer Effective Date of ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers

    News This alert informs readers about the vote by the FASB to defer the effective date of the new revenue recognition standard.
    Published on April 07, 2015

    CPEA Report Results in Elimination of the Disclosure of Open Tax Years When No Unrecognized Tax Benefits Exist

    News This alert informs readers about the deletion of TPA 5250.15, which results in the elimination of the requirement to disclose open tax years when no uncertain tax positions exist.
    Published on March 24, 2015

    FASB Issues Accounting Alternative for Private Companies on Intangible Assets in Business Combinations Accounting Standa...

    News This alert discusses the FASB issuance of ASU 2014-08 for private companies on intangible assets acquired in a business combination.
    Published on February 24, 2015

    FASB Issues New Consolidation Guidance ASU 2015-02

    News This alert provides information about FASB ASU 2015-02, which improves the consolidation guidance for legal entities such as limited partnerships, limited liability corporations, and securitization structures.
    Published on February 18, 2015

    FASB Eliminates the Concept of Extraordinary Items Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2015-01

    News This alert provides information about FASB ASU 2015-01, Income Statement—Extraordinary and Unusual Items: Simplifying Income Statement Presentation by Eliminating the Concept of Extraordinary Items.
    Published on January 20, 2015

    Standards Applicable to Registered Broker-Dealers And Other Entities Registered with the SEC and New Code of Professiona...

    News This alert includes a a summary of certain auditing, attestation, and independence standards applicable to the audit and attest engagements for certain entities registered either with the SEC, Commodity Future Trading Commission, or both, for fiscal years ending on or after June 1, 2014.
    Published on December 18, 2014

    Center for Plain English Accounting News Alerts - 2012

    Overview The 2012 Plain-English alerts are related to the release of authoritative accounting and attest literature and implementation guides associated with monthly reports.
    Published on December 01, 2014

    Early Adoption of the Going Concern Accounting Standard Audit Engagement Considerations

    News This alert provides some audit considerations for entities that are contemplating early adoption of ASU 2014-15 on going concern.
    Published on November 25, 2014

    ASU 2014-17 (FASB ASC 805) Pushdown Accounting

    News This alert discusses the recent release of ASU 2014-17, Business Combinations (Topic 805): Pushdown Accounting, a consensus of the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force.
    Published on November 20, 2014

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