Next FASRI Round Table

The FASRI Round Table series is about to start up again with our first session taking place at 4pm Eastern on Wednesday, February 23rd.  Akwasi Ampofo, manager of the FASB’s disclosure framework project will help us kick off a series of round tables dealing with the topic of disclosure.  Akwasi will introduce some of the [...] Read more > >

Useful insights from Jim Leisenring's Roundtable discussion today

Jeremy summarized nicely some of the discussion points that Jim raised during his discussion with Jeffrey Hales.  I won’t repeat his summary.  However, I found Jim’s comments to be particularly insightful today.  I came away with some very good clarification of a few issues. Here’s one that I found particularly interesting: Regarding his objection to [...] Read more > >

Useful insights from Jim Leisenring’s Roundtable discussion today

Jeremy summarized nicely some of the discussion points that Jim raised during his discussion with Jeffrey Hales.  I won’t repeat his summary.  However, I found Jim’s comments to be particularly insightful today.  I came away with some very good clarification of a few issues. Here’s one that I found particularly interesting: Regarding his objection to [...] Read more > >

Volokh Conspiracy Lawyers Lend FASRI a Hand

Last week I suggested you take a look at how lawyers view accounting, courtesy of the popular and thoughtful legal blog, The Volokh Conspiracy.  This week, I am glad to report that conspirator (and American University law professor) Kenneth Anderson has given me the opportunity to write a guest post getting lawyers insights into a [...] Read more > >

What Makes for a Good Disclosure? Not a Bunch of Citations and Jargon

As reported in the FEI Financial Reporting Blog, a CFO.com article by David McCann captured some recent remarks made by Wayne Carnall, the SEC Division of Corp. Fin. Chief Accountant.  In response to questions about whether firms would have to amend existing filings to make specific references from the legacy body of GAAP literature consistent [...] Read more > >

Bob Laux of Microsoft on Revenue Recognition, Comment letters, Fair Value…and General Motors

We had an excellent discussion today with Bob Laux of Microsoft. Whether you are looking for research topics or good stories for your students–financial or managerial–you will find this a very interesting discussion. You can now watch the archive live by going here, waiting through a 15 second commercial, and then clicking the “on demand” [...] Read more > >

Round Table Discussion with Bob Laux, Microsoft

Details on participation are here. On Wednesday, July 22nd, 11am ET, we will get a preparer’s perspective on the state and future of financial reporting standards from Bob Laux, Senior Director of Financial Accounting and Reporting at Microsoft.  Mr. Laux is responsible for Microsoft’s financial accounting, including  responding to GAAP questions and issues within Microsoft [...] Read more > >

FASB to Develop a Disclosure Framework

The FASB announced today the addition of a disclosure framework project to their agenda.  The addition of the project appears to be motivated by feedback the Board received the ITAC and CIFR committees. In today’s press release, Chairman Bob Herz said: Read more > >

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