/Tag: GAAP

Accounting Rules for Profits Interest Awards

By |2021-04-15T23:55:23+00:00April 15th, 2021|Categories: Audit & Accounting, Business Advice|Tags: , |

During the pandemic, cash has been tight for many small businesses, which may make it hard to attract and retain skilled workers. In lieu of providing cash bonuses or annual raises, some companies may decide to give valued employees a share of their future profits. While corporations generally issue stock options, limited liability companies (LLCs) [...]

Updated Guidance on Events that Trigger an Impairment Test

By |2021-04-05T18:30:04+00:00April 5th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Audit & Accounting, Business Advice, COVID 19, Non-profits|Tags: , , , , |

On March 30, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) published an updated accounting standard on events that trigger an impairment test under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This simplified alternative may provide relief to private companies and not-for-profit entities that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s what you should know. Clarifications [...]

Disclosing Critical Audit Matters In Audit Reports During COVID-19

By |2020-08-19T17:08:24+00:00August 19th, 2020|Categories: Audit & Accounting, COVID 19|Tags: , , , |

Starting in 2019, auditors’ reports for certain public companies must contain a new element: critical audit matters (CAMs). The requirement was in effect for audits of large accelerated filers (with market values of $700 million or more) in fiscal years ending on or after June 30, 2019. It goes into effect for smaller public companies [...]

COVID-19 relief: Short-term loan modifications aren’t Troubled Debt Restructurings

By |2020-06-12T16:42:48+00:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: Audit & Accounting, COVID 19|Tags: , , , , |

During the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, financial institutions may be working with struggling borrowers on loan modifications. A group of financial institution regulatory agencies, after consulting with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), has issued a joint statement. The guidance confirms that, for borrowers that are current on their loan payments, short-term modifications due to [...]

Choosing between using GAAP or tax-basis for your business

By |2020-03-01T04:14:39+00:00November 11th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Blog|Tags: , , , , |

Most businesses report financial performance using U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). But the income-tax-basis format can save time and money for some private companies. Here’s information to help you choose the financial reporting framework that will work for your situation. What they are GAAP is the most common financial reporting standard in the United [...]

Don’t overlook intangibles when valuing your business

By |2020-04-06T22:30:49+00:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

The average company’s balance sheet understates its value by 80%, according to Sarah Tomolonius, co-founder of the Sustainability Investment Leadership Council. Why? Intangible assets aren’t recorded on the balance sheet under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), unless they’re acquired from a third party. Instead, GAAP generally calls for the costs associated with creating and [...]

Should environmental, social and governance matters be reported in public companies

By |2019-05-31T19:33:59+00:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton recently said that public companies shouldn’t be required to disclose information concerning environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters in their financial statements using a standardized format. Right now, these disclosures are voluntary and unstandardized. Disclosing ESG The SEC is a [...]

New revenue recognition standard causes significant work for private companies

By |2020-04-07T22:45:55+00:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |

Private companies that follow U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) must comply with the landmark new revenue recognition standard in 2019. Many private company CFOs and controllers report that they still have significant work to do to meet the demands of the sweeping rules. If you haven’t started the implementation process, it’s time to [...]

3 financial statements you should know

By |2017-05-24T13:42:02+00:00April 7th, 2017|Categories: Audit & Accounting|Tags: , , , , |

Successful business people have a solid understanding of the three financial statements prepared under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). A complete set of financial statements helps stakeholders — including managers, investors and lenders — evaluate a company’s financial condition and results. Here’s an overview of each report. 1. Income statement The income statement (also [...]

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