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  • OCC updates “Bank Accounting Advisory Series”

    Aug 16, 2018

    The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has updated its “Bank Accounting Advisory Series” (BAAS), which “expresses the office’s views on accounting topics relevant to national banks and federal savings associations.”

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  • PCAOB publishes draft strategic plan for 2018–2022

    Aug 13, 2018

    The PCAOB has published its draft strategic plan for 2018–2022, which details the progress the Board has made since the previous plan update and outlines new objectives and strategies for the upcoming five-year period.

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  • AICPA issues two working drafts related to credit losses

    Aug 10, 2018

    The AICPA’s Financial Reporting Executive Committee (FinREC) has released for public comment two working drafts on accounting issues associated with the implementation of FASB Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-13, "Financial Instruments — Credit Losses" (issued in June 2016), which “provides a new current expected credit loss (CECL) model to measure impairment for financial assets (and instruments) measured at amortized cost.”

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  • FASB and ASBJ hold biannual meeting

    Aug 03, 2018

    On August 1–2, 2018, the FASB met with the Accounting Standards Board of Japan (ASBJ) in Norwalk, Connecticut. The meeting is the 24th in a series of biannual meetings the two standard setters hold to further their “cooperative efforts to develop high-quality global accounting standards.”

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  • Audit Committee Brief — August 2018

    published Aug 15, 2018

    This edition highlights recent news items, publications, articles, and other topics of interest to audit committee members, with links for further information.

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  • IFRS on Point — July 2018

    published Aug 13, 2018

    IFRS on Point, published at the beginning of each month, highlights critical IFRS-related financial reporting developments.

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  • Heads Up — FASB re-leases targeted improvements to ASC 842

    published Aug 07, 2018

    This Heads Up discusses the FASB’s recently issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2018-11, "Targeted Improvements to ASC 842, Leases," which provides entities with relief from the costs of implementing certain aspects of the new leasing standard, ASC 842. Specifically, under the amendments in ASU 2018-11, (1) entities may elect not to recast the comparative periods presented when transitioning to ASC 842 and (2) lessors may elect not to separate lease and nonlease components when certain conditions are met.

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  • IAS 34 compliance checklist 2018

    published Aug 03, 2018

    The checklist summarizes the requirements of IAS 34, "Interim Financial Reporting," formatted to allow the recording of a review of interim financial statements, with a place to indicate yes, no, or not-applicable for each item. The checklist addresses the requirements of IAS 34 as of April 30, 2018.

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  • Financial Reporting Alert 18-10 — Adoption of ASU 2018-07 in an interim period

    published Aug 01, 2018

    This Financial Reporting Alert addresses the questions that have arisen about how entities that have early adopted ASU 2018-07, "Improvements to Nonemployee Share-Based Payment Accounting," in an interim period can determine the adoption date for the calculation of the transition adjustments. We believe that there is more than one acceptable approach to making such a determination. This alert focuses on two illustrative approaches and includes sample journal entries for each one.

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