PwC's accounting weekly news: September 4, 2020

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It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. - Theodore Roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt may be right, which is why it’s important to take stock of our efforts and enjoy a little time off over the Labor Day holiday. Our What’s next? podcast team started their long weekend a little early, so we won’t have a new episode for you until next week. We still have one new podcast for you. Hear about the new FASB guidance on liabilities and equity - a great companion to our In depth on the topic.

The new convertible debt standard, explained

The FASB recently issued guidance that simplifies the accounting for certain financial instruments with characteristics of liabilities and equity. In this podcast, Heather Horn is joined by a panel of guests to summarize what’s changing. 

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Building on a culture of belonging: Releasing our first D&I Transparency report

In his blog, PwC US Chair and Senior Partner Tim Ryan shares a link to our first-ever D&I Transparency Report and discusses why we are publicly releasing our diversity data and strategy. He also addresses how we are reinforcing our commitment to accelerate our progress on inclusion as we continue to strengthen a culture of belonging at PwC. 

Property, plant, equipment and other assets guide

Accounting for PP&E and other assets, including asset acquisitions and disposals, can be a complex area of accounting. Check out our updated guide for guidance on these and other transactions.

Reminder: PwC’s Q3 2020 quarterly accounting webcast - 9/16, 9/22, and 9/29

Sign up for our quarterly accounting webcast. We’ll cover topics of interest to finance professionals in the current environment, including how to transform the finance function. We are offering three sessions for this webcast. Since the content for these sessions will be the same, participants are only eligible to receive CPE for attending one session. If you haven’t yet registered, sign up for the session that works best for you

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Contact us

Heather Horn

Heather Horn

US Strategic Thought Leader, National Professional Services Group, PwC US

David Schmid

David Schmid

International Accounting Leader, National Professional Services Group, PwC US