A&A news February 2013

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Private Company Trends Remain Positive in January

Private companies in the United States continued to grow sales and expand their net profit margins in the period ending in January 2013. Private company credit risk also appears to be improving, with the average private company's likelihood of default currently standing around 3 percent.
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Accounting Industry Leaders Want Changes to Corporate Reporting

In the wake of the international financial crisis, accounting industry professionals are taking a close look at corporate reporting and calling for reform.
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SEC Approves 2013 PCAOB Budget and Accounting Support Fee

On February 13, 2013, the SEC unanimously approved the 2013 budget of the PCAOB and the related annual accounting support fee as required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
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FASB/IASB Continue Insurance Contracts Reporting Project

The IASB continues its work with the FASB to develop an accounting standard for insurance contracts reporting that would improve on current US GAAP and coincide with IFRS.
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Indiana CPA Society Task Force Studies Integrated Reporting

INCPAS, through the work of a board-level task force, has released a white paper on integrated reporting. The paper defines integrated reporting and addresses and answers several key questions pertaining to it.
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FASB Clarifies Scope of Balance Sheet Offsetting Disclosures

On January 31, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued ASU No. 2013-01, "Balance Sheet: Clarifying the Scope of Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities," which narrows the scope of ASU No. 2011-11, Balance Sheet: Disclosures about Offsetting Assets and Liabilities," issued in December 2011.
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Private Company Credit Risk Shows Signs of Improving

Privately held companies in the United States, on average, have a slightly improved credit position than a year ago, according to new data from Sageworks Inc., a financial information company.
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NASBA Opposes AICPA's Proposed FRF for SMEs

The long-running debate over who's responsible for developing a framework for standards for financial reporting by privately held, small and midsized US businesses is far from over.