Updated Lease Standard Deadline Quickly Approaching for Private Companies

Updated accounting rules for long-term leases took effect in 2019 for public companies. Now, after several deferrals by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), private companies and private not-for-profit entities must follow suit, starting in fiscal year 2022. The updated guidance requires these organizations to report — for the first

2021-09-21T11:27:44-06:00September 21st, 2021|

Reporting Restricted Cash

Your company’s financial statements should be transparent about any restrictions on cash. Are your reporting practices in compliance with the current accounting guidance? The Basics Restricted cash is a separate category of “cash and cash equivalents” that isn’t available for general business operations or investments. There are many types of

2021-03-30T13:43:50-06:00March 30th, 2021|

FAQs of Prepaid Expenses

The concept of “matching” is one of the basic principles of accrual-basis accounting. It requires companies to match expenses (efforts) with revenues (accomplishments) whenever it’s reasonable or practical to do so. This concept applies when companies make advance payments for expenses that will benefit more than one accounting period. Here

2021-04-12T14:54:37-06:00January 7th, 2020|

Financial Statements Help Make Informed Business Decisions

There are three types of financial statements under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Each one reveals different, but equally important, information about your company’s financial performance. Together, they can be analyzed to help owners, management, lenders and investors make informed business decisions. Profit or Loss (aka Income Statement) The

2021-04-12T14:55:12-06:00June 4th, 2019|

It’s Time for Business Midyear Checkup!

Time flies when you’re busy running a business. But it’s important to occasionally pause and assess interim performance — otherwise you’re likely to be surprised by the year-end results. When reviewing midyear financial reports, however, recognize their potential shortcomings. These reports might not be as reliable as year-end financials, unless

2021-04-12T14:56:24-06:00June 12th, 2018|

3 Financial Statements You Should Know

Successful business people have a solid understanding of the three financial statements prepared under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). A complete set of financial statements helps stakeholders — including managers, investors and lenders — evaluate a company’s financial condition and results. Here’s an overview of each report. 1. Income

2021-04-12T14:58:04-06:00May 3rd, 2017|
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