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    Accounting for Contingencies

    Report Contingencies are existing uncertainties that may have financial impact, depending on future events. Loss contingencies are those that may result in the incurrence of a liability or the impairment of an asset. Gain contingencies are those that may result in the...
    Published on August 03, 2014

    Special Issues Related to Asset Retirement Obligations

    Report FASB ASC 410 provides the authoritative guidance for the classification and measurement of obligations arising from the future cost of retiring long-lived tangible assets
    Published on August 03, 2014

    Compensated Absences, Postemployment Benefits, and Bonus Agreements

    Report The primary authoritative literature that addresses compensated absences is FASB ASC 710.
    Published on August 03, 2014

    SFAS No. 123R Implementation Issue Addressed by the FASB Staff

    Report On October 10, 2006, the FASB Staff issued FSP FAS 123R-5.  The new Staff Position [FSP] addresses whether “modification” of an instrument related to an equity restructuring should be considered a “modification” for purposes of applying FSP FAS 123R-1, entitled Classification and Measurement of Freestanding Financial Instruments Originally Issued in Exchange
    Published on August 03, 2014

    SFAS No. 157 Some Implementation Questions that are Answered

    Report While the technical literature provisions with SFAS No. 157 do not become effective until calendar-year 2008 financial statements are being prepared and reported on, certain questions already are being asked about “how to do” the fair value measurements within this recently-issued accounting technical literature guidance.
    Published on August 03, 2014

    CPEA Special Report Considering PCC Alternatives Within U.S. GAAP

    Report As the FASB moves forward in finalizing Private Company Council [PCC] alternatives within U.S. GAAP that may be elected for use in efforts to simplify private company financial reporting, preparers of financial statements need to consider whether the alternatives that will be available should be used in their financial statements.
    Published on August 14, 2014

    Broker-Dealer Audits PCAOB Continues to Identify Issues

    News The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board [PCAOB] recently announced that they continue to find many issues with audits of broker-dealers, despite some improvements.
    Published on July 02, 2014

    Special Report ASU 2014-07 FASB ASC 810 - Implementation Issues

    Report Subsequent to the issuance of FASB ASU 2014-07 in March, several questions have been raised as to how the guidance should be implemented when the election is made to use the guidance in the preparation of private company financial statements.  As such, discussions in these materials are focused on providing
    Published on August 04, 2014

    Special Issues Related to the Statement of Cash Flows

    Report According to SFAS No. 95, Statement of Cash Flows, the primary objective of a statement of cash flows is to provide relevant information about the cash receipts and cash payments of an entity during a period.
    Published on August 03, 2014

    FASB Issues Concepts Statement No. 8

    News FASB Concepts Statement No. 8 includes 2 chapters of the conceptual framework.
    Published on May 28, 2014

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