Let’s talk about leases: New accounting standard to usher in significant changes

If your construction company leases assets and it follows U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), an important development occurred earlier this year. The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued its long-awaited update revising the appropriate treatment of leases on financial statements: Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842). Affected construction companies should start […]

A donation’s a donation … except when it’s a gift in kind

Some supporters give your nonprofit money, others give goods and still others give intangibles, such as use of a facility for a fundraiser. A donation’s a donation, right? Not quite. Under certain circumstances, gifts in kind and donations of services must be recorded and recognized at year end as revenue, expenses or assets. Here’s what […]