Hundreds of financial professionals joined Barnes Dennig’s annual Accounting and Auditing Standards event on September 16 to gain insight into accounting considerations for the COVID-19 recovery economy. In a 90-minute session jam-packed with information, insight, and real-world examples, accounting industry thought leaders Tom Groskopf and Matt Rosen led attendees on
In 2016, the FASB issued the lease accounting standard (ASU 2016-02, Leases (ASC 842)). The impact of this standard is significant as almost every company will see their balance sheet change as a result of the standard. However, it is debatable as to whether this standard is more significant than
Some businesses’ 401k and retirement plans are too small to need an external audit. Generally speaking, only when your participant count exceeds 100 will you be required to conduct a benefit plan audit. However, there is one exception to this general rule. The “80-120 rule,” as it is commonly known,
Even though the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) approved delays in the effective dates for non-public entities, private companies should take advantage of this relief to learn and understand the intricacies of the new lease accounting standard, and begin implementation as soon as possible. Here are five potential reasons why
On May 21, 2020, The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) adopted a new, additional safe harbor for plan administrators to use electronic media, as a default, to furnish covered documents to participants and beneficiaries. Plan administrators will no longer have to send potentially large volumes of paper documents through the
In a surprise move, on May 20, 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) approved a one-year deferral to the effective date of the revenue standard (FASB ASC Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers) for all nonpublic and not-for-profit entities that have not issued their financial statements.