This year’s AICPA annual conference brought together key players in the bank accounting space, including banking agencies and banks and audit firms of all sizes. The event served as a forum for public statements, insight and market intel from these institutions.
The Federal Reserve introduced its CECL Scalable CECL Allowance Estimator, or SCALE, method and tool during an “Ask the Fed” webinar this summer.
For banks that have experienced rapid and possibly short-term inflows of assets and deposits during the coronavirus pandemic, the FDIC today issued an interim final rule providing relief from auditing, internal control and audit committee requirements that would have resulted from those inflows.
The Securities and Exchange Commission today informed ABA that it does not object to the association’s conclusion that Main Street Lending Program transactions meet the legal isolation criteria necessary for sale accounting treatment under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.
Insights from ABA staff expert Josh Stein on the recent FASB oversight hearing.
The Securities and Exchange Commission proposed changes to modernize its auditor independence framework last updated in 2003.
The American Bankers Association submitted comments to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants today on a proposal addressing how auditors will approach accounting estimates and related disclosures after the current expected credit loss standard is implemented.
Since the ABA Banking Journal Podcast last checked in on the Current Expected Credit Loss standard—which is coming into effect for many banks and the vast majority of bank assets on Jan. 1, 2020—there have been several key developments.
The Securities and Exchange Commission today proposed to provide relief for smaller reporting companies from a part of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act that requires firms to obtain an outside audit to asses their internal control over financial reporting.