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FASB Member Says No Major Accounting Changes Coming

In the last 18 months, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) has issued Accounting Standards Updates (“ASU”) for leases, credit losses, and revenue recognition. FASB member Christine Botosan, however, stated last week that the board has no immediate plans to publish additional major accounting changes. During the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Not-for-Profit Conference in Maryland, Botosan assured attendees by announcing the board’s plans to pause on adding major accounting standards to its agenda. Botosan said the FASB is considering undertaking other significant accounting projects, but is also aware of how much effort goes into complying with ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue From Contracts With Customers; ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842); and ASU No. 2016-13, Financial Instruments — Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments.

Cherry Bekaert’s Melisa Galasso was in attendance for Botosan’s speech.

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