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Special Report on

Accounting Changes and Error Corrections

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In December 2008, the FASB issued FASB Staff Position (FSP) Finan­cial Accounting Standard (FAS) 132(R)-1 “Employers’ Disclosures about Postretirement Benefit Plan Assets.” This FSP amends SFAS No. 132(R), “Employers’ Disclosures about Pensions and Other Post­retirement Benefits” to require more detailed disclosures about the fair value measurements of employers’ plan assets including (a) investment policies and strategies; (b) major categories of plan assets; (c) information about valuation techniques and inputs to those techniques, including the fair value hierarchy ...
which comprise Statements of Financial Accounting Standards ("SFAS" or simply "FAS"), Statements of Financial Accounting Concepts, Interpretations, Technical Bulletins, and Staff Positions, constitute rules and guidelines in preparing, presenting, and reporting financial statements within the United States according to, and comprise a substantial part of the body of generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") in the U.S.
Changes and Correction of Errors Journal Entry : Change on ...
If the original estimate was made either in bad faith or with poor judgment, the change is not considered to be a change in estimate  BUT rather a “ correction of an error “. A change in reporting entity involves organizations whose identity has evolved from one form to another,   example : preparation of consolidated statements instead of individual statements for a parent and its subsidiary . Error corrections involve the discovery of errors that took place in prior periods, e xamples : omissions, mathematical mistakes, double counting and improper application of accounting rules and principles. Now let’s start it ... market research, surveys and trends
New Developments Summary
250, Accounting Changes and Error Corrections (FASB Statement 154, Accounting Changes and Error. Corrections). It must also follow the disclosure requirements under ASC 250-10-50 and must disclose (1) the accounting principles used ... market research, surveys and trends


The publication of FAS Statement No. 158, "Employers' Accounting for Defined Benefit Pension and Other Postretirement Plans," in September 2006, by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is expected to have a significant impact on financial reporting for oil and gas companies with defined benefit pension and other postretirement plans. FAS StatementNo. 158 amends FAS Nos. 87, 88, 106, and 132(R) relative to defined benefit pension and defined benefit postretirement plans and requires oil and gas companies to (1) report the amount of over funding or under funding of pension and postretirement plans; (2) ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Summary of ENCORE CAPITAL GROUP INC - Yahoo! Finance
We are a systems-driven purchaser and manager of charged-off consumer receivable portfolios and a provider of bankruptcy services to the finance industry. We acquire receivable portfolios at deep discounts from their face values using our proprietary valuation process that is based on the consumer attributes of the underlying accounts. Based upon the ongoing analysis of these accounts, we employ a dynamic mix of collection strategies to maximize our return on investment. Market Overview Despite initial signals of an economic recovery, the United States and global economies remain in a recession. In the U.S., consumer credit ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Albany International Reports Strong Second-Quarter Results
ALBANY, N.Y., Aug 04, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- --Net income per share was $0.25 in the second quarter of 2010, including restructuring charges of $0.01 and discrete tax charges of $0.24. --Q2 2010 net sales were $227.5 million, an increase of 7.0 percent compared to Q2 2009. --EBITDA was $42.4 million in the second quarter of 2010, including restructuring charges of $0.7 million. --EBITDA in Q2 2009 was $14.5 million, including restructuring charges of $33.8 million, $10.0 million related to a discontinued operations charge, and a gain on extinguishment of debt of $36.6 million. Albany International Corp. reported second-quarter ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Backfire: US Pentagon seeks to conceal US war crimes, silence Wikileaks
The US Pentagon is seeking to conceal US war crimes, demanding that Wikileaks remove and return data that exposes the truth of the US war in Afghanistan, including US assassination teams. While the Pentagon ignores the US murderers of civilians and reporters, Wikileaks continues to publish the truth, including unauthorized wiretaps. Currently on Wikileaks are documents exposing the unauthorized wiretaps of at least 12 Mohawks. "On June 29, 2007 a group of Mohawks from Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory blocked the CN Railway Line running through their territory, the Highway 401, and Highway 2 to protest conditions on Native ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


As Issued - FASB: Financial Accounting Standards Board
FASB: Financial Accountin Standards Board · Board Activities · Board Meetings Action Alert Calendar Meeting Preregistration Form Board Meeting Handouts ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Reporting Corrections of Errors and Changes in Accounting ...
corrections of errors and changes in accounting principles. A change in ... (c) The nature of an error in previously issued financial statements and ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Comprehensive accounting change and error analysis problem. Complex. 30–40. P22- 3. Error corrections and accounting changes. Complex ...
Describe the Change In Accounting Principles & specifically how it ...
When changes are necessary, it’s up to CPAs to decide how to reflect them in the financial reporting process. In 2005, FASB revisited the issue and made significant revisions to its guidance on how to treat certain changes. The result was Statement no. 154, Accounting Changes and Error Corrections, which superseded APB Opinion no. 20, Accounting Changes. Statement no. 154 is effective for fiscal years ending after December 15, 2006. RETROSPECTIVE PERSPECTIVE A change in accounting principle results when an entity adopts a generally accepted accounting principle different from the one it used previously. Frequently the entity is ...
WikiAnswers - How accounting profession could fit into ...
Globalization can simply be defined as the existence of a situation where there is an easy access to any part of the world. This could be in terms of information on any subject matter. With each passing day the business world gets a little smaller as a result of globalization. Each day, it becomes harder for the accountant to remain insulated from what goes on outside of their countries' borders. The accountant as a professional is faced with this situation businesses expand sometimes beyond country borders in response to globalization. Patricia J. Arnold ( School of Business Administration, University of ...