What the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) Mean to Your Business

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Accounting & Bookkeeping7 min read. You know the drill- as a small business owner, you find yourself constantly juggling responsibilities (with what seems like no end in sight).

Why You Should Put Profit First

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Putting a Price Tag on Intangible Assets

RogerRossmeisl

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Intangible assets — such as patents, copyrights and trademarks — are essential to the operations of many companies, but they’re rarely reported on the balance sheet.

How to Use the Cost Approach to Value a Business

RogerRossmeisl

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), assets are recorded at historic cost. The balance sheet — which shows a company’s assets and liabilities — is a logical starting point for valuing certain types of businesses.

Global Accounting Principles and Commission Capitalization

Speaker: Ryan Dillard, Chief of Staff Director at CBIZ ARC Consulting LLC; Kelly Hicks, Global Controller at Airbase

Join us for this webinar, where Airbase Controller Kelly Hicks and Ryan Dillard, a Director at CBIZ ARC Consulting, explore how to approach capitalizing global sales commissions.

The Cost Approach to Valuing a Business

RogerRossmeisl

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), assets are recorded at historic cost. The cost (or asset-based) approach to valuing a business focuses on the balance sheet. This financial statement reports “book values” for the company’s assets and liabilities.

Governmental Accounting Standards Update: 8/31/20

Katz,Sapper&Miller

The Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) regularly issues GASB Statements to set accounting and financial reporting standards for state and local governments that follow generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (U.S.

Governmental Accounting Standards Update: 5/12/20

Katz,Sapper&Miller

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) regularly issues GASB statements to set accounting and financial reporting standards for state and local governments that follow generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (U.S.

Standards Update 6/5/20

Katz,Sapper&Miller

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) regularly issues Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) to make changes to the FASB Codification, the primary source of Accounting Principles Generally Accepted in the United States (GAAP

Standards Update 5/20/20

Katz,Sapper&Miller

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) regularly issues Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) to make changes to the FASB Codification, the primary source of Accounting Principles Generally Accepted in the United States (GAAP

Standards Update: 12/17/19

Katz,Sapper&Miller

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) regularly issues Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) to make changes to the FASB Codification, the primary source of Accounting Principles Generally Accepted in the United States (GAAP).

Standards Update: 5/29/19

Katz,Sapper&Miller

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) regularly issues Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) to make changes to the FASB Codification, the primary source of Accounting Principles Generally Accepted in the United States (GAAP). Below are select ASUs that were recently issued

Common Accounting Mistakes: Government Edition - Issue #11 What is GAAP?

SMBAccountant

Many small business government contractors are exempt from complying with cost accounting standards (CAS) and defined by the code of federal regulations (CFR). However, compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) is required.

Standards Update: 11/26/18

Katz,Sapper&Miller

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) regularly issues Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) to make changes to the FASB Codification, the primary source of Accounting Principles Generally Accepted in the United States (GAAP

How to Record the Purchase of an Asset in QuickBooks Online?

FusionCPA

You need to be careful when it comes to your real estate investment firm accounting. Along the way, you’ll realize several real estate accounting principles and rules that should be incorporated throughout your entire process

Standards Update: 2/27/18

Katz,Sapper&Miller

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) regularly issues Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) to make changes to the FASB Codification, the primary source of Accounting Principles Generally Accepted (GAAP) in the United States. Below are select ASUs that were recently issued

Accounting Treatment for PPP Loans

Katz,Sapper&Miller

The AICPA recently issued nonauthoritative guidance addressing how nongovernmental entities should account for PPP loans as there is no authoritative guidance for business entities related to this type of transaction in Accounting Principles Generally Accepted in the United States (GAAP

Changes to Manufacturing Lease Accounting

Katz,Sapper&Miller

That means nearly all of these businesses will be impacted by the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) update to the accounting standards for leases under generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP).

Accounting Update for Not-for-Profit Entities: Leases

Katz,Sapper&Miller

In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued one of the most sweeping changes to generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP) – Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No.

The Auditor’s Opinion

Withum

All publicly owned companies must have audited financial statements that contain a report of the registered independent accounting firm performing the audit. The independent registered public accounting firm’s report is the only thing the firm does.

Standards Update: 8/22/19

Katz,Sapper&Miller

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) regularly issues Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) to make changes to the FASB Codification, the primary source of Accounting Principles Generally Accepted in the United States (GAAP). Below is a select ASU that was recently issued

What You Should Expect from Your CPA During an Audit |For Privately Held Companies

LSLCPAs

Most CPA firms perform audits in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). You’ve just been told you need an audit by your banker to satisfy covenants, or your Board of Directors is requiring that an audit be performed.

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Governmental Accounting Standards Update: 4/24/19

Katz,Sapper&Miller

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) regularly issues GASB statements to set accounting and financial reporting standards for state and local governments that follow generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (U.S.

Standards Update: 2/25/19

Katz,Sapper&Miller

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) regularly issues Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) to make changes to the FASB Codification, the primary source of Accounting Principles Generally Accepted in the United States (GAAP). Below are select ASUs that were recently issued. This update covers ASU 2018-18, 2018-19, and 2018-20

Looking Ahead: ASUs Effective for Fiscal Years Beginning After 12/15/18

Katz,Sapper&Miller

As 2018 comes to a close, it’s time to look ahead to the many changes in generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (U.S. The following summarizes accounting standards updates (ASUs) which are effective for fiscal years beginning after Dec. GAAP) that will become effective for 2019 calendar year ends. 15, 2018 for most nonpublic companies

Revenue Recognition Changes Are Here. Is Your Manufacturing Company Ready?

Katz,Sapper&Miller

In recent years, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) received feedback that revenue recognition guidance was fragmented at best, confusing at worst. In response to this feedback, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. This is significant considering revenue is the key measurement used to determine a manufacturing company’s performance.

Why Should Skagit County Businesses Care About FASB and GAAP?

SkagitCountyTaxServices

Though it’s not the main thing I’ll be writing about today, I did want to point out this economic elephant in the room for my Mount Vernon business owner readers and clients, and not just speed on by and into my accounting geekery. Principles.

A Bunch of Auditors at RSM F*cked Up

Going Concern

s financial statements over a four-year period when Revolution was violating accounting principles by inflating revenue with bill and hold sales.

Common Accounting Mistakes: Government Edition - Issue #7 Accounting for Fixed Price vs Cost Contracts

SMBAccountant

This requires a detailed job costing within an accounting system for which many contractors are not prepared. These oversight bodies are not typically concerned with a contractor’s accounting system during a phase I award because of the fixed price.

Common Accounting Mistakes: Government Edition – Issue #3 Policies and Procedures

SMBAccountant

When working as a government contractor, these processes and policies need to be written, reviewed, and updated regularly to ensure compliance with the company’s own requirements, and the accounting standards demanded of contractors spending tax dollars. Accounting policies and procedures can reach into almost every department, area, or responsibility, so they need to be communicated and monitored often.

Shifting Lanes: How Updated Lease Accounting Standards Are Affecting Dealerships

Katz,Sapper&Miller

That means nearly all auto dealers will be impacted by the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) update to the accounting standard for leases under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Most auto dealers participate in leasing in some way, whether they are leasing a building or equipment, operating as a lease here – pay here (LHPH), or are lessors of real estate.

Common Accounting Mistakes: Government Edition – Issue #3 Policies and Procedures

SMBAccountant

When working as a government contractor, these processes and policies need to be written, reviewed, and updated regularly to ensure compliance with the company’s own requirements, and the accounting standards demanded of contractors spending tax dollars. Accounting policies and procedures can reach into almost every department, area, or responsibility, so they need to be communicated and monitored often.

Founders – Bookkeeping vs. Accounting: What’s the Difference?

Shay CPA

When it comes to differentiating bookkeepers from accountants, a lot of startup founders primarily focus on when to hire them. For example, you might hire a bookkeeper on an ongoing basis, but only work with an accountant during tax filing season. Accounts receivable.

EY Auditors Cheated on Ethics Exams and Tried to Cover It Up, Will Pay a Record Fine for Naughtiness

Going Concern

The Order finds that EY violated a PCAOB rule requiring the firm to maintain integrity in the performance of a professional service, committed acts discreditable to the accounting profession, and failed to maintain an appropriate system of quality control. Well this is bad.

Why eCommerce companies should work with outsourced accounting providers

Basis 365

Finances can be confusing in the ever-changing world of eCommerce accounting. You can rely on the services of an outsourced accounting company to help you stay ahead of your competitors. Outsourced accounting provides financial diagnostic tools for eCommerce businesses.

How Exactly Did EY Auditors Cheat on CPE Exams? Details From the SEC Order

Going Concern

We must always be committed to each other as colleagues, holding ourselves and each other accountable and maintaining zero tolerance of those who do not live our values.

Accrual-Based (GAAP) Accounting and Its importance for Tech Companies

Shay CPA

Accounting can be more complicated than you expect. Specifically, companies have to factor in accounts payable (AP) and accounts receivable (AR). That means you’re accounting for money that hasn’t technically changed hands yet. The basics of accrual accounting.

What Is the Bad Debt Expense Formula?

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Most businesses use the bad debt expense formula to account for them. . Bad debt expenses are the part of accounts receivable that a company considers non-collectible. Accounts receivable (AR) refers to the funds due to a company for products or services. Accounting

Friday Footnotes: A World Without Accountants; GAO Finds a Big Mistake; ‘Fazbie’ | 8.5.22

Going Concern

note: are you obsessed with accounting news? Meet the accountants who may become the new power brokers of taxes. [ needs full access to Chinese company audit papers to resolve accounting dispute -watchdog [ Reuters ] The U.S. Yeah, us too.

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Common Accounting Mistakes: Government Edition - Issue #7 Accounting for Fixed Price vs Cost Contracts

SMBAccountant

This requires a detailed job costing within an accounting system for which many contractors are not prepared. Whether the SBIR/STTR that’s being worked is a grant through the National Science Foundation (NSF) or a federal contract, there is an oversight agency, such as the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) for Department of Defense (DOD) contracts, that will review the adequacy of a contractor’s accounting system prior to a phase II award.

Top 10 Common Accounting Interview Questions with Answers

Simple Accounts

Accounting is one of the most well-liked professions. The number of students choosing commerce as a major in college and accounting-related employment is on the rise. Companies, both big and small, are looking for the finest accountants. . AICPA’s definition for accounting. .

Foreign Exchange Accounting Guide for Businesses in 2022

Accounting Seed

That requires a knowledge of foreign exchange accounting or the use of sophisticated software such as Accounting Seed. What is Foreign Exchange Accounting? Foreign exchange accounting is a set of rules for tracking business transactions in foreign currencies.

Common Accounting Mistakes: Government Edition - Issue #6 Fixed Assets

SMBAccountant

Most companies set a threshold in their accounting policies to avoid wasted time and effort on immaterial or low cost items. Be sure to talk with your accountant about what depreciation is recorded in your books. If that’s the case, a work in progress account should be established on the balance sheet to hold all the costs until the asset is finished and put into service. Nearly all businesses have some kind of fixed assets.