The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on January 16 issued updates for two accounting standards – one on goodwill and the other on interest rate swaps – both of which FASB Chairman Russell Golden said address issues that “private company stakeholders have told us are priorities.”
The FASB announced it has published a final version of the 2014 US GAAP taxonomy to be used for reporting in eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL), such as for purposes of XBRL reporting requirements under the SEC's rules.
The FASB released the 2014 US GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy, which contains updates for accounting standards and other improvements to the current taxonomy used by US Securities and Exchange Commission issuers.
FASB says it will continue to analyze the FAF's post-implementation review of FASB Statement No. 109. The FAF had concluded that, while generally achieving its purpose, the standard may still be too complex.
The FAF finalized a new policy on November 19 that provides the GASB with direction on what information it may incorporate into the financial accounting and reporting concepts, standards, and guidance that it issues state and local governments.
In commemoration of the fortieth anniversary of the FASB, the FAF unveiled a new section of its website that features audio, transcripts, and photos from the FASB@40 Conference that was held September 12.
A new guide released on November 8 by the Financial Reporting Executive Committee of the AICPA provides accountants, auditors, and valuation specialists with guidance for impairment testing of goodwill.
A member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) said during a conference on October 25 that setting a standard for auditing revenue will likely be on the PCAOB's radar in the months ahead.
With the news that the FASB – in conjunction with the IASB – intends to formally move forward with plans that will fundamentally alter the way that leases are accounted for on financial statements, businesses are recognizing they will need to adapt.
The GASB launched an updated website on September 30 that features more user-friendly navigation and "plain English" resources that provide information on accounting and financial reporting issues for state and local governments.
Two alternatives within US GAAP – accounting for interest rate swaps and accounting for goodwill in a business combination for private companies – were finalized by the PCC during a meeting on October 1.
The primary advisory group for the FASB released results of a recent survey that solicited stakeholder views about the standard-setting board's future agenda, including the top five projects the FASB should pursue in the next three to five years.
In his first public speech since taking the helm of the FASB, Chairman Russell Golden outlined his top four priorities for the standard-setting board's future during an event on September 12 celebrating FASB's fortieth anniversary.