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FASB new logo TENTATIVE DECISIONS FROM FASB BOARD MEETING ON JUNE 29, 2015
06 July 2015

The FASB Board met on June 29, 2015, and deliberated issues concerning (1) Accounting for Financial Instruments—Hedging, (2) Improving the Presentation of Net Periodic Pension Cost and Net Periodic Postretirement Benefit Cost, and (3) Disclosure Framework: Disclosure Review—Defined Benefit Plans. All of the reported decisions are tentative and may be changed at future Board meetings.


PCAOB SOLICITS PUBLIC COMMENT ON DISCLOSURE OF THE ENGAGEMENT PARTNER AND OTHER PARTICIPANTS IN THE AUDIT ON A NEW PCAOB FORM
06 July 2015

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has issued a supplemental request for comment on whether to require firms to file a new PCAOB form to make public the name of the audit engagement partner and information about certain other participants in the audit.


PCAOB SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENT ON INDICATORS THAT MAY IMPROVE UNDERSTANDING OF AUDIT QUALITY
06 July 2015

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) has issued a concept release seeking comment on the content and possible uses of audit quality indicators, measures that may provide new insights into audit quality.


GASB ISSUES PROPOSED GUIDANCE ON EXTERNAL INVESTMENT POOLS AND COMPONENT UNITS
06 July 2015

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has issued two Exposure Drafts proposing accounting and financial reporting guidance related to external investment pools and how certain component units should be presented in a governmental reporting entity’s financial statements.


SEC SOLICITS PUBLIC COMMENT ON AUDIT COMMITTEE DISCLOSURES
06 July 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has voted to publish a concept release seeking public comment on current audit committee disclosure requirements, focusing on the committee’s oversight of independent auditors. The Commission is interested in receiving information about the audit committee and auditor relationship and whether improvements can be made to enhance the information provided to investors about the audit committee’s responsibilities and activities.


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Solomon Corporate Goveranance cover 4th edition Corporate Governance and Accountability - 4th edition
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AAA new logo 2015 Accounting Behaviour and Organizations (ABO) Research Conference
08 October 2015 - 09 October 2015 ( 2 days )
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Event added 10/03/15
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ICAS logo ICAS and IAAER Call for Research to Inform the IAASB Standard-setting Process
03 May 2015
Author(s):ICAS, IAAER, IAASB
Type:Academic papers (complete)
The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and The International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER) are delighted to announce a new global call for research to gather independent evidence to inform the IAASB’s crucial standard setting process.
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IASB logo IFRS Research Centre
03 May 2014
The IFRS Research Centre is an initiative of the IASB that is designed to support the establishment of a dedicated research capability that will draw upon a combination of internal and external intellectual resources, including the engagement of the academic community.
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