Quarter close: Directors edition Q3 2014

September 2014
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The Quarter Close - Directors edition: A look at this quarter's financial reporting issues

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This quarterly publication is designed to keep directors informed about the latest accounting and financial reporting issues.

The Q3 2014 edition focuses on the new revenue recognition standard, spin-offs, recognizing revenue for sales of virtual goods, sale-leaseback transactions, the new FASB rule requiring going concern assessment, and corporate governance – Audit Committee Excellence Series and tips for maintaining an effective whistleblower program.

The Directors edition is a shortened version of The Quarter Close – a publication designed for CFOs and Controllers.


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The Quarter close: Directors edition Q3 2013

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The Quarter close: Directors edition Q2 2013

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The Quarter Close: Directors edition Q1 2013

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The Quarter Close: Directors edition Q3 2012

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The Quarter Close: Directors edition Q2 2012

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The Quarter Close: Directors edition Q1 2012

The Q1 2012 edition focuses on the FASB and IASB approaches to lease accounting, the latest on US tax reform measures, an update of the COSO internal control integrated framework, what to expect this proxy season, and so much more.


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The Q4 2011 edition focuses on the European debt crisis, the FASB and IASB convergence agenda, proposals for mandatory auditor rotation, SEC views on moving to IFRS, the emerging debate on private company standard setting, impairment assessments, pension accounting, revenue recognition, tax disclosures and more on other key topics.


The Quarter Close: Directors edition Q3 2011

The Q3 2011 edition focuses on the FASB and IASB’s redeliberations on the priority joint projects, the PCAOB’s concept releases on auditor rotation and reporting model, the possible incorporation of IFRS into the U.S. financial reporting system, and more on other key topics.


The Quarter Close: Directors edition Q2 2011

The Q2 2011 edition spotlights the FASB and IASBss continued deliberations on the joint standard-setting projects, the SECss latest release on the possible incorporation of IFRS into the US financial reporting system, and more on Dodd-Frank and other key topics.


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