- Organizations should carefully consider nonmonetary asset conversion and related insurance accounting as they account for the impact of a natural disaster on their properties.
- Baker Tilly comments tot he Financial Accounting Standards Board on Topic 958 proposed changes to accounting guidance for contributions received and made.
- The FASB in the past month has received letters from four groups asking the board to scale back or clarify aspects of its much-watched lease accounting standard. The board plans to debate these questions by early December and consider whether to amend the standard, which goes into effect for public companies in 2019.
- Businesses that meet the definition of a public business entity because their financial statements have to include, or be included, with the financial statements or financial information of other public companies can have more time to adopt the FASB's revenue recognition and lease accounting standards. The organizations can adopt the new standards at the same time as private companies, the FASB said in an update to U.S. GAAP.
- In the wake of recent natural disasters, it is important for companies to understand potential U.S. GAAP accounting implications.