More Time: FASB Delays Long-Term Insurance Standard … Again

On September 30, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) finalized a rule to defer the effective date of the updated long-term insurance standard for a second time. The deferral will give insurers more time to properly implement the changes amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Need for change After 12 years of work, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update […]

Gifts In Kind: New Reporting Requirements For Nonprofits

On September 17, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an accounting rule that will provide more detailed information about noncash contributions charities and other not-for-profit organizations receive known as “gifts in kind.” Here are the details. Need for change Gifts in kind can play an important role in ensuring a charity functions effectively. They may […]

How To Report COVID-19-Related Debt Restructuring

Today, many banks are working with struggling borrowers on loan modifications. Recent guidance from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) confirms that short-term modifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic won’t be subject to the complex accounting rules for troubled debt restructurings (TDRs). Here are the details. Accounting for TDRs Under Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 310-40, […]

Reporting Embedded Leases

In 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) published guidance that requires major changes to how leases are reported on financial statements. One area of the guidance that’s especially complicated relates to “embedded” leases. Updated guidance Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), requires organizations to report on the balance sheet the assets […]

FASB Simplifies Merger Accounting for Nonprofits

FASB Simplifies Merger Accounting for Nonprofits The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently issued guidance that should ease the financial reporting burden on nonprofits that enter “business combinations,” such as mergers and acquisitions. The title of the guidance is a mouthful, but it probably tells you everything you need to know: Accounting Standards Update (ASU) […]

Upcoming changes for not-for-profit organization financial statements

Some changes in your year-end financial statements will be required that are designed to more clearly indicate your organization’s financial position as a result of a recent Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Update (FASB ASU). The changes prescribed in Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities (ASU 2016-14) will affect […]

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 cheat sheet on FASB’s proposed financial statement changes

Your nonprofit’s financial statements may look very different for fiscal years starting after December 15, 2017, than they do now. In April, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) made its final recommendations for changes to how organizations classify net assets and account for liquidity, performance and cash flows in financial statements. With the comment period […]