SEC’s Bricker Discusses Credit Loss Standard
The Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (“FASB”) standard for reporting credit losses was the subject of Wesley Bricker’s speech at last week’s American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ National Conference on Banks & Savings Institutions. Bricker, the Security and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Interim Chief Accountant, addressed the importance of implementing Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-13, Financial Instruments—Credit Losses (Topic 326). In particular, Bricker encouraged companies to work with their audit committees and auditors to review implementation plans so the new standard meets the reporting objectives. He also noted that the implementation process requires collaboration between all stakeholders when applying the standard’s key principles.
Topics: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants "AICPA", Credit Loss Model "CECL", FASB Financial Instruments project, Financial Accounting Standards Board "FASB", Financial Instruments - Credit Losses (Topic 326), Securities and Exchange Commission "SEC"