disclosure

Coming Soon: New Accounting Rule On Government Assistance Disclosures

On November 17, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a new accounting standard on disclosing certain types of government incentives that businesses receive to set up shop in a locality. The standard comes at a time when investors have been clamoring for more detailed information around incentives businesses get — some to the tune of…

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audit committee

4 Ways to Improve the Effectiveness of Your Audit Committee

An Audit committee faces many challenges in 2021. As the economy rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic, there are new dimensions to the oversight roles and responsibilities of the audit committee. Consider taking these following four steps to fortify your committee’s effectiveness. 1. Focus on fundamentals  Once you’ve wrapped up the financial reporting process for fiscal…

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reporting discontinued operations

Reporting Discontinued Operations

Financial reporting generally focuses on the results of continuing operations. But sometimes businesses sell (or retire) a product line, asset group or another component. In certain situations, such a disposal should be reported as a discontinued operation under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Starting in 2015, the rules changed, limiting the scope of transactions…

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nonprofit's ASC 205-40

Attesting to Your Nonprofit’s Ability to Survive

Are you certain that your nonprofit’s financially stable enough to be operating in a year? U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) give your nonprofit a reason to evaluate that proposition. Evaluating your organization Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 205-40 requires management to perform a going-concern evaluation each time annual or interim financial statements are issued. Management’s…

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Subsequent events

Now or Later? When to Report Subsequent Events

Financial statements present a company’s financial position as of a specific date, typically the end of the year or quarter. But sometimes events happen shortly after the end of the period that have financial implications for the prior period or for the future. Here’s a look at what’s reportable and what’s not. Classifying subsequent events…

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