FASB Meeting on August 27, 2014 – Lease Project Update

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB” or “the Board”) met on August 27, 2014 to deliberate the proposed lease accounting standard project. Although this is a joint project with the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”), this was a FASB only board meeting. The Board discussed sale and leaseback transactions and tentatively determined that a seller-lessee... Continue Reading →

July 23, 2014 Joint Board Meeting

On July 23, 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), collectively referred to as the Boards, convened to advance discussions regarding their Joint Proposal on Lease Accounting. These discussions, primarily focused on lessee accounting issues, delved into the intricacies of accounting for sale and leaseback transactions, shedding light... Continue Reading →

Joint FASB/IASB Roundtable on Leases

Earlier this week, I attended one of the Joint FASB/IASB Roundtable session on Leases held in Norwalk CT. There were only about 15 attendees from those who submitted comment letters which was somewhat surprising since there were close to 600 comments letters submitted.  Numerous FASB and IASB Board members and staff were also in attendance.... Continue Reading →

Revised Lease Accounting Exposure Draft Issued

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) and the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”) issued a Revised Exposure Draft (“ED”) earlier this week proposing major changes to the manner in which lessees would account for their lease contracts. The Revised ED contained a number of revisions to the 2010 Exposure Draft that the Boards originally issued... Continue Reading →

Updated Exposure Draft To Be Issued in May

The recent decision by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) to issue an updated Lease Accounting Exposure Draft has stirred considerable attention within the financial reporting community. This move comes after a series of delays and intense deliberations, with a close 4-3 vote in favor of issuance indicating the complexity and controversy surrounding the proposed... Continue Reading →

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