Governmental Accounting Standards – Leases

In June 2017, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (“GASB”) issued Statement No. 87 – Leases which establishes new accounting standards to be applied to all lease transactions for state and local governments. The Standard is effective for fiscal periods beginning after December 15, 2019 with earlier application encouraged. The governmental standard follows most of the… Read More »

The New Lease Accounting Standards and Technology Requirements

Earlier this week, I participated on a webinar on the new lease accounting standards. The webinar was given by one of the major accounting firms and was specifically directed at how the new lease standards will impact lessees. One of the polling questions asked of participants during the course of the webinar was whether, in… Read More »

New Lease Accounting Guidance Issued

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued the new lease accounting standard on February 25, 2016. As it pertains to lessees, the new standard requires that the liability for all leases (except narrowly defined short-term leases) must be recognized on the balance sheet of a lessee at the discounted present value of future lease payments… Read More »

FASB hoping to issue lease accounting standard by February 29, 2016

The Financial Accounting Standards Board LEASE ACCOUNTING Feb. 9: New U.S. lease accounting rules that will leave deep impacts on many companies’ balance sheets are expected to be issued in the last week of February, sources at the Financial Accounting Standards Board told Bloomberg BNA. FASB hopes to issue the final lease accounting standard after… Read More »

Six Reasons Not to Use Spreadsheets for Lease Management and Accounting

A change in lease accounting has recently been finalized which will affect many business entities throughout the world. The accounting change will make lease management and accounting more complex. The new accounting model will require more sophisticated financial calculations and will mandate more monitoring and tracking of lease details. A recent survey found that more… Read More »