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Accounting & Auditing Alert October 2019


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


FASB Proposes Effective Date Delay for All Insurance Companies Applying Standard on Long-Duration Contracts

The FASB has proposed an effective date delay, which would grant all insurance companies that issue long-duration contracts such as life insurance and annuities additional time to apply ASU No. 2018-12, Financial Services- Insurance (Topic 944): Targeted Improvements to the Accounting for Long-Duration Contracts.


FASB Proposes Guidance to Assist in Transition Away from Interbank Offered Rates

The FASB issued a proposed ASU that is intended to ease the potential accounting burden as it relates to reference rate reform. In light of the risk of the cessation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and global regulatory efforts toward reference rate reform, the FASB has proposed a number of optional expedients and exceptions for contracts, hedging relationships and other transactions that are likely to be impacted by reference rate reform.


FASB Proposes Guidance to Simplify Classification of Debt in a Classified Balance Sheet

As a part of the FASB’s Simplification Initiative, the FASB has released a revised proposed ASU that seeks to simplify the classification of debt between current and non-current debt by making this determination more principles based.


GASB Issues Implementation Guide on Leases

The GASB issued Statement No. 87, Leases in June 2017 to amend the guidance regarding the accounting and reporting related to leases. As is customary for new standards, the GASB provides implementation guidance via the standard and implementation guides.



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