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FASB hopes sharper focus on important information will result in reduced volume
By Colleen Cunningham, CPA
The growing complexity and technical demands of accounting standards, financial reporting, and disclosures are mounting to the point where many accountants need help from subject matter experts. Now FASB is circulating a discussion paper that addresses the handling of unwieldy notes in financial statements.
Why IFRS 10—Consolidation may cause problems for investment entities.
By Steven Brice
The IASB's publication of IFRS 10 —Consolidation may cause problems for some entities applying IFRS even in the short term. Learn four factors that need to be considered.
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Lawmakers reflect on Sarbanes-Oxley's effect on corporate culture
By Neil Amato, Journal of Accountancy
On the 10-year anniversary of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act's passage, the lawmakers whose names are attached to the law discuss how it has changed corporate culture in the United States and abroad.
Lack of SEC decision on IFRS turns CPAs' focus to convergence projects
By Ken Tysiac, Journal of Accountancy
With no timetable for an SEC decision on IFRS adoption for U.S. public companies, experts say planning for convergence projects such as leases, revenue recognition, and financial instruments is CPAs' most pressing duty with regard to international standards.
Eight questions for a holistic risk assessment
By Ken Tysiac, Journal of Accountancy
All important business decisions should be made with this comprehensive risk assessment in mind, a new International Federation of Accountants report says. To assess risk across an organization, the report recommends that accountants ask these eight questions.
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CPA News to Know
1 Concerns about Europe drive down economic optimism
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1 Private and public companies report rise in audit fees in 2011
1 IASB to develop IFRS guidance for "micro-sized entities"
1 FASB simplifies impairment testing of indefinite-lived intangible assets

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