The AICPA gave its support to Senate Bill 273 and House Bill 2041 that would block a 2010 proposal by the Department of Labor to change its definition of fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act to include appraisers of ESOPs.
The NASBA and the AICPA have put aside their differences regarding the non-US GAAP financial reporting framework the AICPA introduced last month, and they have teamed on a decision-making tool that will help small businesses decide whether the framework is right for them.
Nearly half of CPAs say they are familiar with the new Financial Reporting Framework for Small- and Medium-Sized Entities (FRF for SMEs) released by the AICPA on June 10, according to a recent special report by Thomson Reuters.
The Maryland Court of Appeals on July 9 voted five to two against changing the state's 166-year-old contributory negligence doctrine, which prevents people from collecting damages in a lawsuit if they contributed to their injuries in any way.
The FASB published a new accounting standards update on July 8 that defers indefinitely certain disclosures about investments held by nonpublic employee benefit plans in their plan sponsor's own nonpublic equity securities.
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) on July 2 issued for public comment a proposed statement on the transition provisions of GASB's new pension standards for state and local governments.
The FAF and the AICPA released the following statements regarding the retirement on June 30 of Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Chairman Leslie F. Seidman and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Chairman Robert H. Attmore.
On June 26, 2013, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued a proposal intended to improve disclosures of uncertainties related to an organization's ability to continue as a going concern.
In boardrooms across the country, finance executives share a common question: Will he stay or will he go? All eyes are on Ben Bernanke amid speculation that he will cede the top spot at the Federal Reserve.
The CAQ and the AAA Auditing Section announced four awards as part of a new program designed to facilitate accounting and auditing academics' ability to obtain access to audit firm personnel to participate in their research projects.
The GASB is seeking public comment on a proposed concepts statement it issued on June 20 that would guide the GASB when establishing standards regarding the measurement of assets and liabilities for state and local governments.
A North Carolina man who was the owner and operator of an investment fund that defrauded investors of approximately $6 million over a seven-year period agreed to plead guilty to securities fraud in US District Court on June 17.
Stating that it would "significantly weaken the financial reporting of private companies," NASBA is recommending to privately held businesses that they not use the FRF for SMEs that was introduced by the AICPA June 10.
The FASB on June 10 endorsed three accounting proposals from the Private Company Council in the hopes of addressing concerns raised by stakeholders about the complexity of certain aspects of US GAAP for privately held companies.