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    NFP Entity Financial Reporting Issues Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures

    Report Issues with fair value measurements and related disclosures are certainly not isolated to not-for-profit [NFP] entities. However, these issues can be more prevalent for NFP entities.
    Published on August 03, 2014

    AU-C Section 505 External Confirmations

    Report In implementing the clarified auditing technical literature guidance, auditors will notice some modifications associated with requirements that need to be addressed when using external confirmations to support their audit opinions.
    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

    Implementing ASU 2010-25 Participant Loans in Defined Contribution Plans

    Report October 12, 2010 On September 28, 2010, the FASB released Accounting Standards Update [ASU] 2010-25, entitled Reporting Loans to Participants by Defined Contribution Pension Plans.  The guidance amends currently-utilized guidance in FASB Accounting
    Published on August 03, 2014

    Peer Review Feedback -- Some Frequently-Encountered Deficiencies

    Report In the peer review process, peer reviewers document areas where firms encounter difficulties in complying with attest engagement technical literature requirements.
    Published on August 03, 2014

    Statement of Cash Flows Guidance on Some Common Issues

    Report This report provides guidance on some common issues with the statement of cash flows that financial statement preparers and practitioners encounter.
    Published on October 22, 2014

    Partnership Accounting Some Unique Issues

    Report Partnerships can have some unique accounting issues that are not addressed in the authoritative accounting literature. This report addresses these unique issues, such as methods of accounting for partner contributions, partner loans, transfer of a partner’s interest, allocation of salaries and bonuses, and other areas along with examples and illustrations.
    Published on August 04, 2014

    Current Economic Environment Some Accounting & Reporting Issues

    Report While some signs exist related to the economy stabilizing, many reporting entities still are facing significant challenges because of the economic downturn.  In some cases, the issues that existed in 2008 financial reporting have been exacerbated in 2009 because of the lingering effects associated with the downturn.
    Published on August 03, 2014

    A Detailed Look at Fair Value Disclosure Requirements

    Report Given the flurry of guidance related to fair value measurements and disclosures over the last several years, there have been numerous questions, especially related to disclosure requirements. This article will take a detailed look at the various disclosure requirements found in U.S. GAAP
    Published on August 03, 2014

    Special Issues Related to Cash and Cash Equivalents

    Report Although accounting for cash is generally straightforward, there are a few balance sheet presentation issues with cash: cash that is restricted from use must be reported separately from unrestricted cash, and be excluded from current assets in a classified balance sheet. In addition, certain short-term, highly liquid debt investments are
    Published on August 03, 2014

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