As the FASB and the IASB continue to move away from full convergence of their standards, the prospects of international accounting rules being fully adopted in the US in the near future are growing less likely, according to a Fitch Ratings report.
During a speech at the IMA's 95th Annual Conference and Exposition on Monday morning, FASB Chairman Russell Golden said he did not expect the converged leases standard to be finished "until the latter half of 2015."
The new effort involves the FASB adding narrow-scope projects to its agenda that were identified by stakeholders as areas where US accounting rules could be simplified in a relatively short period of time.
The one-hour broadcast will provide an overview of the new accounting rule, as well as information on such topics as recognizing revenue over time, contract costs, disclosures, transition, and effective date.
The two standard-setting boards announced the release of the converged standard on the recognition of revenue from contracts with customers on Wednesday morning – the culmination of a joint project that has been in the works since 2008.
The FASB had hoped to issue a final standard on revenue recognition during the first quarter of 2014. However, the board confirmed today that the timetable for releasing the standard has been pushed back slightly.
Under the new US GAAP guidance, a discontinued operation is a disposal of part of an organization that has a major effect on its operations and financial results. Examples include a disposal of a major geographic area, a major line of business, or a major equity method investment.
An accounting alternative that was issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on March 20 would – if certain conditions are met – exempt private companies from applying VIE guidance to lessors under common-control leasing arrangements.
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) said on Monday it will reach out to stakeholders about an accounting standard on fair value measurements, after a recent review of the standard noted that some investors found certain aspects of it challenging.
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on Tuesday issued an exposure draft on its proposed disclosure framework, which addresses the standard-setting organization’s process for identifying relevant information and the limits on information that should be included in notes to financial statements.
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on February 19 green-lighted an accounting alternative that would exempt many private companies from applying variable interest entity guidance to lessor companies under common-control leasing arrangements if certain conditions are met.
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) used the results of a recent survey of stakeholders as a guide for the reorganization of its future project agenda. The FASB also targeted several research projects that will be included in its prioritization initiative.
The Financial Accounting Foundation could contribute as much as $3 million this year to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation in support of several convergence projects that the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Board are working to complete.