The FASB remains unwavering in its support of a dual-model approach to bringing leases onto corporate balance sheets, despite its UK-based counterpart saying last week that it decided “tentatively” to back a single-lessee model.
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 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.
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.
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.
A joint group created by the FASB and the IASB will be tasked to help organizations transition to the upcoming final converged standard on revenue recognition, the two standards-setting groups announced July 26.
The changes to the guidelines for lease accounting that were proposed in the recent exposure draft from the FASB and the IASB will significantly alter financial reporting standards for both lessors and lessees, according to Fitch Ratings.
The FASB has developed a new guideline for determining whether a public or private company is an investment company, for which fair value of investments is the most relevant measurement for the company's financial statement users.
The IFRS Foundation has completed the first phase of an important initiative to assess the progress toward global adoption of IFRSs. The G20 has called for global adoption of a single set of high-quality financial reporting standards.
Interested individuals and organizations have until September 13 to offer their input on a revised exposure draft – "Proposed Accounting Standards Update - Leases (Topic 842)" – from the FASB and the IASB.