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ASU 2016-04 Recognition of Breakage for Certain Prepaid Stored-Value Products
ASU 2016-04 establishes that liabilities from the sale of prepaid stored-value products are financial liabilities and the unredeemed dollar value of those products should be accounted for in a manner similar to the breakage guidance in the new revenue recognition standard in FASB ASC 606.
Two Projects Added to FASB Agenda lock ASU 2016-05 Derivative Contract Novations Effect on Existing Hedge Accounting Relationships
ASU 2016-05 clarifies that a change in the counterparty to a derivative contract does not require the dedesignation of a hedging relationship.
CPEA May 4, 2016 Webinar
In this webinar, we provide an A&A Update, an EBP Update, and we cover the new lease accounting standard.

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SSARS No. 21: Background behind the Changes

In this brief educational video, experts involved in the development of SSARS No. 21 discuss the reasons why the pre-SSARS No. 21 professional literature required revision and clarification.

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