2011

    Press Release


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    Contact(s):

    AICPA
    Mitchell Slepian
    212-596-6177
    mslepian@aicpa.org

    FAF
    Christine Klimek
    203-956-3459
    clklimek@f-a-f.org

    Private Company Financial Reporting Committee to meet May 5-6 in Norwalk, Connecticut 


    WHAT:     
    The Private Company Financial Reporting Committee (PCFRC) convened by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants will meet at the FASB offices in Norwalk, Conn. to address accounting issues for U.S. private companies. The agenda is posted at PCFRC Meeting Agenda. 

    The PCFRC will discuss various topics, including the following:

    • Current FASB initiatives related to private company accounting

    • Revenue recognition

    • Goodwill impairment

    • Accounting for financial instruments.

    WHEN:     
    May 5 & 6, 2011 

    WHERE:    
    FASB offices, 401 Merritt 7, Norwalk, CT  06856

    WHO:       
    Judy O’Dell, CPA - Chair, PCFRC              

    The meeting is open to the public.  Media representatives interested in attending should contact Mitchell Slepian at 212-596-6177 or mslepian@aicpa.org or Christine Klimek at 203-956-3459 or clklimek@f-a-f.org. Those interested in observing the meeting must pre-register.

     About the Private Company Financial Reporting Committee

    The Private Company Financial Reporting Committee is a joint effort by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) to improve the standard-setting process to better meet the needs of privately held enterprises and the users of their financial statements. The committee’s mission is to identify areas in prospective and existing standards where differences could be made for non-issuers, and then make recommendations to the FASB.

    About the Financial Accounting Standards Board

    Since 1973, the Financial Accounting Standards Board has been the designated organization in the private sector for establishing standards of financial accounting and reporting. Those standards govern the preparation of financial reports and are officially recognized as authoritative by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Such standards are essential to the efficient functioning of the economy because investors, creditors, auditors, and others rely on credible, transparent, and comparable financial information. For more information about the FASB, visit its website at www.fasb.org.

    About AICPA

    The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (www.aicpa.org), founded in 1887, is the world’s largest association representing the accounting profession, with nearly 370,000 members in 128 countries.  AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education, and consulting; membership is also available to accounting students and CPA candidates. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies, non-profit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination.

    The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, N.C., Ewing, N.J. and Lewisville, Texas.

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