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Accounting Updates That Affect Not-For-Profit 2017 Financial Statements
Posted by Mark Winiarski on Tue, Nov 28, 2017 @ 03:10 PM

The close of the calendar year provides a good opportunity for not-for-profit organizations with June 30 fiscal year ends to plan ahead. Many accounting standard changes went into effect for 2017 fiscal years. The updates could affect financial statements in multiple places, from adding or changing disclosures to modifications in internal controls over financial reporting.

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Topics: ASU, not-for-profit, FASB, Mark Winiarski, 2017 fiscal year end, Equity Method of Accounting, Consolidation

Mid-Year Round-Up of Not-For-Profit News
Posted by Chrissy Hammond on Wed, Jun 28, 2017 @ 03:06 PM

Revenue recognition, charitable giving results, compliance supplements—several recent developments could hold particular interest for the not-for-profit community. The following is a brief round-up of what’s new and noteworthy in not-for-profit accounting and management.

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Topics: Revenue Recognition Standard, Not-for-Profits, FASB, OMB, NFP, Accounting Updates, Economy, charitable giving

Presenting the New Not-For-Profit Financial Statement: Implementation
Posted by Michelle Spriggs on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 @ 10:26 AM

The changes issued under the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-14, Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities (ASU 2016-14) will bring more transparency to not-for-profit financial statement reporting.

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Topics: not-for-profit, FASB, Michelle Spriggs, NFP, Not-for-profit financial statement, implementation

Presenting the New Not-For-Profit Financial Statement: Liquidity
Posted by Michelle Spriggs on Tue, Dec 20, 2016 @ 10:20 AM

Liquidity reporting numbered among the key reasons the Financial Accounting Standard Board (FASB) amended financial statement reporting for not-for-profit organizations in August 2016. The FASB designed Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-14, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958), Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities to enhance transparency in the reporting of assets not-for-profit organizations can use to cover short-term needs. The changes made will affect reporting on liquidity and could have ramifications on not-for-profit organizations and the users of their financial statements.

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Topics: not-for-profit, FASB, Michelle Spriggs, NFP, liquidity, Not-for-profit financial statement

Proposed Technical Correction Made to Not-For-Profit Endowment Reporting
Posted by Michelle Spriggs on Fri, Dec 2, 2016 @ 11:56 AM

Endowment reporting under the new not-for-profit financial statement reporting requirements could be changing again.

On October 27, 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an exposure draft of a technical correction to clarify the reconciliation disclosure not-for-profit organizations will have to make for their endowment funds.

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Topics: not-for-profit, FASB, Michelle Spriggs, NFP, endowment funds, Underwater Endowments

Not-For-Profits Should Prepare for Enhanced Scrutiny of Liquidity
Posted by David Brown on Wed, Apr 27, 2016 @ 10:47 AM

After a recent meeting, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) voted to draft the final accounting standard related to the first part of its not-for-profit financial statement presentation project. Among the changes are provisions that will make a not-for-profit’s liquidity more transparent.

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Topics: ASU, David Brown, not-for-profit, FASB, nonprofit, liqudity

FASB Technical Agenda Update: Items of Note for Not-for-Profits
Posted by Heather Hernandez on Tue, Mar 29, 2016 @ 10:58 AM

Stakeholders had a lot to tell the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) about its exposure draft of not-for-profit financial statement presentation changes in 2015. In the fall, the FASB announced it would be segmenting its proposed changes to financial statements into two phases to make the changes more manageable.

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Topics: not-for-profit, FASB, Heather Hernandez

Not-for-Profit Financial Statement Presentation Changes Update
Posted by Michelle Spriggs on Sun, Nov 15, 2015 @ 11:00 AM


For the past three years, the FASB has been evaluating how to streamline the financial reporting model used by not-for-profits and health care entities. In 2015, the FASB published the long-awaited exposure draft that included the following proposed changes to the NFP Financial Reporting Model: reducing the number of net asset classes from three to two, modifying the statement of activities including a requirement to present an intermediate measure of operating performance, and changing the presentation of cash flows. The Exposure Draft also called for enhanced disclosures by not-for-profit organizations about their liquidity.

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Topics: financial statements, Non-profits, FASB, Michelle Spriggs, NFP

FASB Proposes Delay of New Revenue Recognition Standard
Posted by Mike Burns on Wed, May 27, 2015 @ 09:07 AM

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently proposed a one-year delay to its revenue recognition changes. For not-for-profit organizations, this would mean that the revenue recognition update would take effect for public entities in calendar year 2018 and in calendar year 2019 for nonpublic entities. Originally, public business entities, certain not-for-profit organizations and employee benefit plans were to adopt the new standards for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2016. All other entities were to adopt for annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017 and interim periods within annual reporting periods after December 15, 2018.

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Topics: Revenue Recognition Standard, FASB, Mike Burns

Not-For-Profits Brace for Enhanced Disclosures and Reporting Requirements
Posted by Tracey McDonald on Fri, May 15, 2015 @ 09:33 AM

Changes are on the way for how not-for-profit organizations classify net assets and report their statement of activities, cash flows and liquidity. The updates come as part of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)’s exposure draft of the proposed accounting standards update, Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities. Provisions outlined in the update reflect recommendations from the FASB’s Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee (NAC) as well as feedback from stakeholders. Stakeholders identified the following areas for change because of either diversity of practice under current U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) or because of the complexity involved in the current reporting requirements.

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Topics: reporting requirements, FASB

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