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Accounting & Auditing Alert for Sureties January 2019


RubinBrown's Accounting & Auditing Alert is published monthly to inform our clients and contacts about relevant technical accounting and audit-related information.


FASB Issues Narrow-Scope Improvements To Credit Losses Standard

The FASB recently issued ASU No. 2018-19: Codification Improvements to Topic 326, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses. The ASU intends to clarify the scope of the amendments in ASU No. 2016-13 and to align the implementation date for nonpublic entities’ annual financial statements with the implementation date for their interim financial statements.


FASB Revises New Leases Standard For Lessors

The FASB has issued ASU No. 2018-20, Leases (Topic 842): Narrow-Scope Improvements for Lessors. The ASU is intended to resolve various implementation questions and issues raised by lessors relative to ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), a pronouncement which significantly modifies the required accounting treatment for leases and which becomes effective on January 1, 2019 for public business entities, and on January 1, 2020 for all other entities.


FASB Proposes Narrow-Scope Improvements To Financial Instruments Standards

The FASB recently issued an Exposure Draft that is intended to address certain questions that have arisen regarding the implementation of a number of newly issued ASUs related to recognition and measurement of financial instruments, credit losses and targeted improvements to hedge accounting.


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