Audit & Accounting Update: February 9, 2017

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the RSM US Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest financial reporting insights. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Updates to revenue recognition resources for ASU 2016-20
We have updated our revenue recognition resources to reflect the changes made by Accounting Standards Update 2016-20.
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Are you sure you know when the revenue guidance in ASC 606 is effective?
Our article discusses certain factors to be carefully considered in determining when ASC 606 is effective for you.
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New credit losses standard in a nutshell
Our summary provides brief answers to certain key questions regarding the FASB’s new standard on credit losses.
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Valuing management incentive units
Our whitepaper discusses various issues related to the valuation of and accounting for management incentive units.
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FASB simplifies the test for goodwill impairment
The FASB has simplified how an entity is required to test goodwill for impairment by eliminating Step 2 from the goodwill impairment test.
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Accounting ramifications related to centrally cleared derivatives
A change in the legal characterization of margin payments has accounting and disclosure ramifications for impacted entities.
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FASB’s ongoing efforts to simplify hedge accounting
The FASB recently met to discuss feedback received on proposed targeted improvements to simplify hedge accounting.
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Audit and Accounting Updates for Business Owners and Financial Professionals

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Audit & Accounting Update: January 26, 2017

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the RSM US Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest financial reporting insights. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Changes to revenue recognition in the technology industry 
Our white paper discusses how certain issues will significantly affect revenue recognition in the technology industry.
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Clarifications to definition of a business
The FASB recently issued clarifications to the definition of a business, which affects many areas of accounting.
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Consolidation of for-profit limited partnership by not-for-profit entity
ASU 2017-02 clarifies when a not-for-profit entity that is a general partner should consolidate a for-profit limited partnership.
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Proposal: Balance sheet classification of debt
A recent proposed ASU introduces an overarching principle for determining whether debt should be classified as current or noncurrent.
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Proposed changes to disclosure requirements for inventory
If finalized, recent proposed amendments to FASB ASC Topic 330 would require additional inventory disclosures.
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FASB makes additional corrections to new revenue guidance
A recent FASB Accounting Standards Update makes technical corrections to ASC Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers.
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Tool for audit committees: Preparing for the revenue recognition standard
A new Center for Audit Quality tool aims to help audit committees assess a company’s implementation of the new revenue recognition standard.
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Audit and Accounting Updates for Business Owners and Financial Professionals

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Audit & Accounting Update: December 29, 2016

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the RSM US Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest financial reporting insights. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Changes to revenue recognition for business and professional services
Our recent summary discusses how service providers will be affected by the FASB’s new revenue recognition guidance.
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FASB addresses down round features and indefinite deferral provisions
A new FASB proposal addresses some of the accounting complexity associated with instruments with characteristics of liabilities and equity.
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Non-GAAP financial measures: Continuing the conversation
A recent Center for Audit Quality paper provides information for stakeholders to consider regarding non-GAAP financial measures.
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Audit and Accounting Updates for Business Owners and Financial Professionals

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Audit & Accounting Update: December 8, 2016

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the RSM US Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest financial reporting insights. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Presentation of restricted cash in the statement of cash flows
ASU 2016-18 addresses the classification and presentation of changes in restricted cash in the statement of cash flows.
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FASB agrees to simplify the goodwill impairment model
The FASB recently agreed to draft a final Accounting Standards Update that will simplify the goodwill impairment model.
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Stock compensation: Proposed scope of modification accounting
A recent proposal addresses the guidance in Topic 718 for a change to the terms or conditions of a share-based payment award.
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Audit and Accounting Updates for Business Owners and Financial Professionals

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Audit & Accounting Update: October 13, 2016

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the RSM US Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest financial reporting insights. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Proposed improvements to accounting for hedging activities
A recent proposal would better align the financial reporting of hedging relationships with entities’ risk management activities.
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Proposed premium amortization on purchased callable debt securities
The FASB proposes requiring the premium on purchased callable debt securities to be amortized to the earliest call date.
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FASB proposes additional corrections to new revenue guidance
A recent proposal would affect narrow aspects of the guidance issued in ASU 2014-09.
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Audit & Accounting Update: September 29, 2016

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the RSM US Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest financial reporting insights. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Classification of certain cash receipts and cash payments
To reduce diversity in practice, a recent ASU provides solutions for eight specific statement of cash flows classification issues.
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Not-for-profits: Important changes ahead
The FASB recently issued new financial statement presentation requirements for not-for-profits.
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Not-for-Profit Update: September/October 2016

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the RSM US Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest insights for not-for-profit organizations. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Fundraising success: Properly managing accounting, risk and technology
Fundraising campaigns are critical to the sustainability of nonprofits, and organizations must consider several key elements to help ensure campaign success.
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Not-for-profits: Important changes ahead
FASB issues new financial statement presentation requirements for not-for-profits.
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Modernizing the finance function in nonprofit organizations
RSM technology and management consulting specialists share insights about the transformation of the finance function from a back-office recording and reporting function to a strategic enabler and insightful advisor for achieving business goals.
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Disclosure requirements for tax-exempt organizations
Important disclosure rules of which a tax-exempt organization’s management and board of directors need to be aware.
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Public charity grant-making: Protecting tax-exempt status
A review is provided of the regulations and best practices for foreign operations of U.S.-based public charities.
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Proposal: Consolidation of for-profit limited partnership by not-for-profit entity
To clarify, the consolidation guidance for not-for-profit entities, the FASB recently issued a proposed ASU.
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Audit & Accounting Update: September 1, 2016

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the McGladrey Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest financial reporting insights. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Financial instruments: In-depth analysis of new standard on credit losses
Our white paper provides answers to key questions regarding the FASB’s new standard on credit losses.
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Status of FASB’s project on hedge accounting
Our summary discusses the FASB’s ongoing efforts to simplify hedge accounting.
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Proposal: Consolidation of for-profit limited partnership by not-for-profit entity
To clarify, the consolidation guidance for not-for-profit entities, the FASB recently issued a proposed ASU.
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Proposed presentation of items in a financial statement
A recent exposure draft describes proposed concepts related to how recognized items should be presented in a financial statement.
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Audit & Accounting Update: July 21, 2016

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the McGladrey Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest financial reporting insights. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Consolidation: Interests held through related parties under common control

Upon the effective date of Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2015-02,Consolidation (Topic 810): Amendments to the Consolidation Analysis, a single decision maker of a variable interest entity (VIE) is required to consider indirect economic interests in the entity held through related parties on a proportionate basis when determining whether it is the primary beneficiary of that VIE, unless the single decision maker and its related parties are under common control. If a single decision maker and its related parties are under common control, the single decision maker is required to consider indirect interests in the entity held through those related parties to be the equivalent of direct interests in their entirety. This may result in the single decision maker consolidating a VIE even if it has little to no direct economic interests in the VIE. To address this issue, the FASB recently issued a proposed ASU, Consolidation (Topic 810): Interests Held through Related Parties That Are under Common Control.

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Audit & Accounting Update: July 21, 2016

At Insero, we make it our business to stay abreast of the latest trends and technical updates in accounting, tax, and audit and we understand how important timely updates are to our clients. As a member of the McGladrey Alliance, we also have the benefit of access to the resources and subject matter experts of RSM US LLP (formerly known as McGladrey LLP). This includes regular updates on the latest financial reporting insights. We hope that you find these informative and useful, and invite you to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Consolidation: Interests held through related parties under common control

Upon the effective date of Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2015-02,Consolidation (Topic 810): Amendments to the Consolidation Analysis, a single decision maker of a variable interest entity (VIE) is required to consider indirect economic interests in the entity held through related parties on a proportionate basis when determining whether it is the primary beneficiary of that VIE, unless the single decision maker and its related parties are under common control. If a single decision maker and its related parties are under common control, the single decision maker is required to consider indirect interests in the entity held through those related parties to be the equivalent of direct interests in their entirety. This may result in the single decision maker consolidating a VIE even if it has little to no direct economic interests in the VIE. To address this issue, the FASB recently issued a proposed ASU, Consolidation (Topic 810): Interests Held through Related Parties That Are under Common Control.

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