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 »

October 2015 Lease Accounting Update

The lease accounting project is getting much closer to finalization. At its October meeting, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB” or “the Board”) discussed the comments received as a result of an external review of the latest draft document. Although a significant number of comments were received, the Board made few changes to the proposed… Read More »

New Lease Standard is on the Horizon

There has not been much publicity over the last two months about the proposed changes to lease accounting. However, it is our understanding the staffs of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) and the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”) (collectively “the Boards”) are near completion of a final standard to be issued by each of… Read More »

Lessee Disclosures

There has been much focus on the specific calculations required to comply with the proposed leasing standards. However, with the final standard expected to be issued in the fourth quarter of this year, financial statement preparers should also focus on the proposed disclosure requirements. The Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) and the International Accounting Standards… Read More »