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    Engagement Letter Indemnification Clauses

    Article Building on the requirements associated with audits of many types of regulatory entities, the Professional Ethics Executive Committee [PEEC] has issued new interpretive guidance associated with using [where use is prohibited] indemnification/limitation wording in agreements to perform audit and other attest services.
    Published on May 28, 2014

    Special Issues Related to Financial Statement Presentation

    Article How an entity presents information in its financial statements is vitally important because financial statements are a central feature of financial reporting—a principal means of communicating financial information to those outside an entity.
    Published on May 28, 2014

    ASU 2011-10 FASB ASC 360 Derecognition of in Substance Real Estate

    Article FASB ASU 2011-10 amends ASC 360 to address a practice inconsistency as to how financial statements have been reflecting circumstances when parent company reporting entities cease to have controlling financial interests in subsidiaries that are in substance real estate.
    Published on May 28, 2014

    Special Issues Related to Risks & Uncertainties

    Article Volatility and uncertainty in the business and economic environment result in the need to disclose information about the risks and uncertainties confronted by reporting entities. FASB ASC 275 requires disclosures that focus primarily on risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect the amounts reported in the financial statements in the
    Published on May 28, 2014

    Implementing SFAS No. 160 Noncontrolling Interests

    Article In December 2007, the FASB issued SFAS No. 160, entitled Noncontrolling Interests in Consolidated Financial Statements, where the guidance incorporates “significant amendments” to the guidance in Accounting Research Bulletin [ARB] No. 51, entitled Consolidated Financial Statements.
    Published on May 28, 2014

    Current Economic Environment Some Accounting & Reporting Issues

    Article 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 May 28, 2014

    Special Issues Related to Accounting for Debt

    Article Issues relating to recognition (when an item should be included in the financial statements) and measurement (at what amount the item should be reported) are not that difficult when it comes to long-term debt. On the other hand, issues relating to presentation and disclosure can be problematic.
    Published on May 28, 2014

    Special Issues Related to Accounting for Inventories

    Article The primary authoritative guidance related to inventory is FASB ASC 330.
    Published on May 28, 2014

    Revisiting the Guidance Related to Variable Interest Entities

    Article In January 2003, the FASB issued FASB Interpretation (FIN) 46. Less than a year later, the FASB significantly revised the guidance and issued FASB Interpretation 46 (Revised 2003), Consolidation of Variable Interest Entities (FIN 46R).
    Published on May 28, 2014

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