• International standard-setters outline ways to enhance auditor’s professional skepticism

    The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), the International Ethics Standards Board for Accountants (IESBA), and the International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) published a joint report that outlines potential ways to promote professional skepticism in auditing. The three international standard-setters said increasing complexity of business and financial reporting underscores the importance of professional skepticism.
  • Life sciences M&A update: H1-2017

    Baker Tilly Capital, LLC's life sciences M&A newsletter provides an overview of the U.S. medical devices and products, pharmaceutical (pharma) and pharma outsourced services sectors, including recent performance and M&A trends.
  • Webcast to explain proposed guidance for grants, contributions to not-for-profit groups

    The FASB plans to hold a webcast to explain an August proposal to help not-for-profit groups and some business enterprises determine how to record grants and other funds from foundations and government bodies. The proposal clarifies the difference between restrictions and donor-imposed conditions on a gift or grant and attempts to explain which arrangements qualify as exchanges.