Current Post-Implementation Review Projects
Standards Currently Under ReviewBelow are FASB and GASB standards currently under review by the FAF’s Post-Implementation Review team:
FASB Statement No. 157, Fair Value Measurements
Statement 157 defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value, and expands disclosures about fair value measurements.
Update and Next steps: The FAF PIR team completed their research in October and is drafting their findings. The PIR team expects to review their findings with the FASB and the FAF Trustee’s Standard-Setting Process Oversight Committee in late 2013/early 2014.
GASB Statement No. 42, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Impairment of Capital Assets and for Insurance Recoveries
Statement 42 establishes measurement guidance for capital asset impairments and requires governments to report the effects of those impairments when they occur, rather than as a part of the ongoing depreciation expense for the capital asset or upon disposal of the capital asset. It also provides uniform reporting guidance for insurance recoveries of state and local governments.
- FAF to Conduct Post-Implementation Review of GASB Standard on Impairment of Capital Assets—News Release (July 2013)
Update and Next steps: The FAF PIR team is completing their initial research and launched a survey in mid-November 2013. The PIR team expects to review their findings with the GASB and the FAF Trustee’s Standard-Setting Process Oversight Committee in the first half of 2014.
Statement 123R focuses primarily on accounting for transactions in which an entity obtains employee services in share-based payment transactions. It establishes standards for the accounting for transactions in which an organization exchanges its equity instruments for goods or services. It also addresses transactions in which an organization incurs liabilities in exchange for goods or services that are based on the fair value of the organization’s equity instruments or that may be settled by the issuance of those equity instruments.
Update and Next steps: The FAF PIR team began their initial research in November 2013. The PIR team expects to launch a survey in the first quarter of 2014.
STANDARDS TO BE REVIEWEDIn November 2013, the FAF Trustees announced that the PIR team will commence reviews of the following standards in 2014:
- FASB Statement No. 160, Noncontrolling Interests in Consolidated Financial Statements (after completing their review of FASB Statement 157)
- GASB Statement No. 33, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Nonexchange Transactions, and related GASB Statement No. 36, Recipient Reporting for Certain Shared Nonexchange Revenues (after completing their review of GASB Statement 42).