Current Post-Implementation Review Projects

Standards Currently Under Review

Below are FASB and GASB standards currently under review by the FAF’s Post-Implementation Review team:

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 completed their research in January and is drafting their findings. 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.
FASB Statement 123(R), Share-Based Payment
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 has decided not to conduct a survey for this PIR; rather, they will be conducting additional outreach in February and March 2014. The PIR team will consider whether additional research is needed after completing that outreach. If not, they will begin drafting their findings for review with the FASB and the FAF Trustee’s Standard-Setting Process Oversight Committee later this year.

FASB Statement 160, Noncontrolling Interests in Consolidated Financial Statements
Statement 160 establishes accounting and reporting standards for the noncontrolling interest in a subsidiary and for the deconsolidation of a subsidiary. It clarifies that a noncontrolling interest in a subsidiary is an ownership interest in the consolidated entity that should be reported as equity in the consolidated financial statements.

Update and Next steps: The FAF PIR team is beginning their initial research. The PIR team will be talking with a variety of stakeholders (resource group members) in the second quarter of 2014. The PIR team will consider whether additional procedures are needed after completing that outreach. The PIR team expects to review their findings with the FASB and the FAF Trustee’s Standard-Setting Process Oversight Committee in the fourth quarter of 2014.
 

STANDARDS TO BE REVIEWED

As announced in November 2013, the PIR team plans to review the following standard after completing their review of GASB Statement 42: