November 22, 2022
Newsletter November 2022
The FASB closed November with a BIG proposal related to private companies and leases. They are proposing changes to related party guidance for related parties under common control. This is a much-awaited proposal and we encourage you to provide feedback to the FASB about this very important topic. Otherwise, November was a slow month for standard setting. No final standards were issued by any standard setter. The GASB did put out a new exposure draft, Implementation Guidance Update—2023, which provides new questions and answers in a variety of financial reporting topics. FASB also proposed a new chapter for FASB Concepts Statement No. 8, Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting. The AICPA also put out for proposal Peer Review Standards Update No. 1, Omnibus Enhancements and Technical Corrections. We are still waiting for the issuance of a reference rate reform effective date change. We'll continue to monitor and keep you informed.

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The FASB closed November with a BIG proposal related to private companies and leases. They are proposing changes to related party guidance for related parties under common control. This is a much-awaited proposal and we encourage you to provide feedback to the FASB about this very important topic. It will be the topic of this week’s blog, which comes out tomorrow if you want to learn more!

Otherwise, November was a slow month for standard setting. No final standards were issued by any standard setter. The GASB did put out a new exposure draft, Implementation Guidance Update—2023, which provides new questions and answers in a variety of financial reporting topics. FASB also proposed a new chapter for FASB Concepts Statement No. 8, Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting. The AICPA also put out for proposal Peer Review Standards Update No. 1, Omnibus Enhancements and Technical Corrections. We are still waiting for the issuance of a reference rate reform effective date change. We’ll continue to monitor and keep you informed.

November 2022

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