The accounting for business combinations (ASC 805), discontinued operations, divestitures, and related topics such as impairments, intangibles, and segment reporting continue to pose many challenges and remains on the SEC's radar screen.
The FASB recently updated the definition of a business, but this is more than just an update to the codification glossary. It raises the bar on what qualifies as a business and may have a pervasive impact on accounting for acquisitions, dispositions, and even consolidations. Watch John McKeever discuss the three key areas of change.
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