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Risks of Using Spreadsheets to Comply with the ASC 842 Lease Accounting Standard

The FASB ASC 842 Lease Accounting Standard for lease accounting is now in effect for both public and non-public companies.  This standard will be required of many business entities throughout the United States. The accounting change makes lease management and accounting much more complex. The ASC 842 accounting model requires more sophisticated financial calculations and… Read More »

How Will the FASB ASC 842 Standard Improve Lease Accounting?

The FASB Accounting Standards (ASU) for topic ASC 842, Lease Accounting, became effective at the end of 2021 for all reporting periods after December 15th 2021. This standard brings about significant changes across many different industries. With the new standard in effect, public and private companies must ensure they are following the new accounting guidelines.   Apart from being compliant, companies… Read More »

iLeaseXpress Receives Honerable Mention in the 2022 Accounting Today Top Accounting Products

iLeaseXpress has received Honorable Mention in the Lease Accounting Tools category in the 2022 Top Accounting Products of Accounting Today. Additional information can be found on the Accounting Today website. “We are very proud and honored to receive this award from Account Today”, stated John Meedzan, Managing Partner of iLease Management LLC. “We want to… Read More »

Are types of businesses that are probably not good candidates for a lease accounting software?

Lease accounting software is not a substitute for a good lease accountant. The person entering the data in a lease accounting software must understand the lease accounting requirements and interpret lease contracts correctly. Leases that require frequent reassessments of discount rates, lease terms, lease payments, and lease classification are not good candidates for such software.… Read More »

What size and types of businesses will best benefit from using Lease Accounting software? Why?

A company with more than ten active leases must consider a lease accounting solution. The new accounting standard requires more sophisticated financial calculations and detailed monitoring and tracking of leases. Companies will find it extremely challenging to use spreadsheets for lease accounting because of the following limitations of spreadsheets:  Lack of ability to track changes: One cannot track changes in spreadsheets. Employees can deliberately or inadvertently overwrite spreadsheet data. Therefore, spreadsheets do not meet internal… Read More »