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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 »

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 »

IFRS 16 Leases

On January 13, 2016, the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”) issued International Financial Reporting Standard 16 Leases (“IFRS 16” or “the Standard”) substantially changing the manner in which lessees account for leases. IFRS 16 is effective for annual periods beginning on or after January 1, 2019. The Financial Accounting Standards Board is expected to issue… Read More »

Lease Accounting Standard Effective Date

At its November 11, 2015 meeting, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB” or “the Board”) decided in principle to approve the proposed changes to lease accounting. We would expect that the final leases standard would be published in the first quarter of 2016. Additionally, at this meeting, the FASB decided that for public business entities,… Read More »