- Recently, additional webcast training opportunities from COFAR and the AICPA became available in archive format.
- Even though the Green Book was written for the Federal Government, Baker Tilly public sector specialists have found the framework to be a useful reference for state and local governments, quasi-government entities, and not-for-profit organizations when designing internal control systems.
- Have you ever found where another department in your government has opened its own bank account?
- The Society of Actuaries recently released new mortality tables for use by plan sponsors when measuring benefit plan costs and obligations. The new tables, RP-2014 (mortality tables) and MP-2014 (longevity improvement scale), will most likely result in higher defined benefit obligations in benefit plans.
- In 2002, FASB and the IASB agreed to work together to develop high-quality, compatible accounting standards that could be used for both domestic and cross-border financial reporting. Since then, the bodies’ efforts to achieve the so-called “convergence” of US GAAP and IFRS have had their ups and downs. Going forward, US standard setters propose an informal, collaborative model that will minimize differences in financial reporting, in lieu of the IASB’s one-size-fits-all approach. This article looks back at what’s happened with convergence to date and examines the future direction of financial reporting in a global marketplace.
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