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Heads Up Archive

This archive contains links to past issues of Heads Up, our publication of recent U.S. developments in the field of accounting. In each issue, you will find short topic summaries followed by links to more detailed information.

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 2014 — Volume 21
Issue Date Published Title
10 April 15, 2014 Two Years After the JOBS Act
9 April 8, 2014 Highlights of the SEC's Cybersecurity Roundtable
8 March 27, 2014 Boards Continue to Redeliberate Lease Accounting
7 March 27, 2014 Navigating Reporting Requirements for Form SD and Conflict Minerals Reports
6 March 20, 2014 Highlights of the "SEC Speaks in 2014" Conference
5 March 6, 2014 FASB Proposes Decision Process for Determining Disclosures to Require in Notes to Financial Statements
4 February 24, 2014 FASB Tentatively Decides to Narrow Scope of Insurance Contracts Project
3 February 10, 2014 FASB Abandons Converged Approach to Classification and Measurement
2 January 27, 2014 FASB Offers Simplified Approaches to Goodwill and Hedge Accounting
1 January 6, 2014 PCAOB Reproposes Requiring Disclosure of Engagement Partner and Certain Audit Participants
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 2013 — Volume 20
Issue Date Published Title
36 December 23, 2013 IIRC Releases the International Integrated Reporting <IR> Framework
35 December 16, 2013 Highlights of the 2013 AICPA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments
34 December 10, 2013 A Summary of the November 13–14 Meeting of the PCAOB’s Standing Advisory Group
33 December 6, 2013 Boards review feedback on the revised leases exposure draft
32 November 26, 2013 IFRS 9 Gets a New Hedge Accounting Model
31 September 19, 2013 XBRL — Past, Present, and Future
30 September 5, 2013 PCAOB Proposes Changes to the Auditor’s Reporting Model and the Auditor’s Responsibilities Regarding Other Information
29 August 27, 2013 FASB Issues Proposed ASU on Alternative Consolidation Requirements for Private Companies
28 August 26, 2013 IASB Invites Comments on Financial Reporting Framework
27 August 20, 2013 Boards Discuss Constituent Feedback on Impairment Proposals
26 August 19, 2013 FASB Proposes Definition of a Public Business Entity
25 August 6, 2013 FASB Issues Exposure Draft on Insurance Contracts
24 August 2, 2013 Stakeholders Divided on FASB Classification and Measurement Proposal
23 July 22, 2013 FASB Issues ASU on Presenting an Unrecognized Tax Benefit When NOL Carryforwards Exist
22 July 12, 2013 FASB Defers Certain Disclosure Requirements for Nonpublic Employee Benefit Plans
21 July 9, 2013 FASB Proposes Alternative Accounting for Private Companies
20 June 27, 2013 FASB Proposes Going-Concern Guidance
19 June 25, 2013 A Summary of the May 15–16 Meeting of the PCAOB's Standing Advisory Group
18 June 21, 2013 PCAOB Reproposes New Auditing Requirements on Related Parties, Significant Unusual Transactions, and Other Matters
17 June 10, 2013 COSO Enhances Its Internal Control — Integrated Framework
16 June 10, 2013 FASB Finalizes Amendments to Investment Company Guidance
15 May 16, 2013 Boards Issue Exposure Drafts on Leases
14 April 25, 2013 FASB and PCC Update Private-Company Decision-Making Framework
13 April 23, 2013 FASB Issues Guidance on the Liquidation Basis of Accounting
12 April 16, 2013 FASB Proposes Consequential Amendments Related to Its Proposed ASU on the Recognition and Measurement of Financial Instruments
11 April 9, 2013 PCAOB Proposes New Framework for Reorganization of PCAOB Auditing Standards
10 April 3, 2013 FASB Proposes to Amend Guidance on Discontinued Operations
9 March 12, 2013 IASB Issues Exposure Draft on Impairment of Financial Assets
8 March 5, 2013 Boards Preparing to Issue Final Standard on Revenue Recognition
7 February 14, 2013 FASB Issues Proposed ASU on Classifying and Measuring Financial Instruments
6 February 8, 2013 FASB Clarifies the Applicability of a Fair Value Hierarchy Disclosure for Nonpublic Entities
5 February 6, 2013 FASB Finalizes New Disclosure Requirements for Reclassification Adjustments Out of AOCI
4 February 5, 2013 FASB Clarifies Scope of Offsetting Disclosure Requirements
3 January 16, 2013 FASB Proposes New Guidance on Repurchase Agreements
2 January 10, 2013 FASB Proposes to Clarify the Applicability of a Fair Value Disclosure for Nonpublic Entities
1 January 4, 2013 SEC Approves PCAOB Auditing Standard on Communications With Audit Committees
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 2012 — Volume 19
Issue Date Published Title
33 December 21, 2012 FASB Settles on Single Impairment Model for Financial Assets
32 December 11, 2012 Highlights of the 2012 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments
31 November 30, 2012 A Summary of the November 15–16 Meeting of the PCAOB’s Standing Advisory Group
30 November 29, 2012 FASB Proposes Scope Clarification of Offsetting Disclosures
29 November 27, 2012 AICPA Proposes Financial Reporting Framework for Small and Medium-Sized Entities
28 October 19, 2012 Auditor Evaluation Tool for Audit Committees
27 October 16, 2012 IASB Issues Draft of Hedge Accounting Model
26 October 5, 2012 FASB Issues ASU Containing Technical Corrections and Improvements to the Codification
25 September 27, 2012 SEC Issues Final Rule Requiring Resource Extraction Issuers to Disclose Certain Payments
24 September 27, 2012 Overview of Board Decisions on the Leases Project
23 September 24, 2012 Update on FASB’s Project on Classifying and Measuring Financial Instruments
22 September 18, 2012 PCAOB Approves Auditing Standard on Communications With Audit Committees
21 September 11, 2012 SEC Issues Final Rule on Conflict Minerals
20 August 30, 2012 Information for Audit Committees About the PCAOB Inspection Process
19 August 21, 2012 FASB Proposes New Disclosures for Reclassification Adjustments Out of AOCI
18 August 7, 2012 Update on the Project to Enhance COSO’s Internal Control — Integrated Framework
17 August 7, 2012 FASB Issues Discussion Paper on Private-Company Decision-Making Framework
16 July 27, 2012 FASB Finalizes Amendments on Testing Indefinite-Lived Intangible Assets for Impairment
15 July 19, 2012 SEC Issues Final Report on Incorporation of IFRSs
14 July 17, 2012 FASB Issues Discussion Paper on the Disclosure Framework
13 July 6, 2012 Financial Reporting Implications of the Eurozone’s Economic Struggles
12 July 5, 2012 FASB Proposes Guidance on the Liquidation Basis of Accounting
11 July 3, 2012 FASB Issues Proposed Requirements for Disclosing Liquidity and Interest Rate Risk
10 June 13, 2012 A Summary of the May 17 Meeting of the PCAOB’s Standing Advisory Group
9 June 5, 2012 FAF Establishes PCC to Watch Over Private-Company Standard Setting
8 April 13, 2012 Comments on the Revised Exposure Draft on Revenue Recognition
7 April 10, 2012 PCAOB Proposes New Auditing Requirements on Related Parties, Significant Unusual Transactions, and Other Matters
6 April 2, 2012 (Updated May 8, 2012) JOBS Act to Ease Access to Investment Capital
5 February 10, 2012 PCAOB Reproposes Auditing Standard on Communications With Audit Committees
4 February 6, 2012 COSO Releases Exposure Draft of Updated Integrated Framework on Internal Control
3 January 25, 2012 FASB Proposes Amendments to Guidance on Impairment Testing of Indefinite-Lived Intangible Assets
2 January 20, 2012 FAF Issues Post-Implementation Review Report on Effectiveness of FIN 48
1 January 5, 2012 Update on FASB’s Project on Accounting for Financial Instruments
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 2011 — Volume 18
Issue Date Published Title
43 December 23, 2011 FASB Defers Portions of New OCI Standard
42 December 20, 2011 FASB and IASB Issue New Balance Sheet Offsetting Disclosure Requirements
41 December 16, 2011 A Summary of the November 9–10 Meeting of the PCAOB's Standing Advisory Group
40 December 14, 2011 Highlights of the 2011 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments
39 December 2, 2011 SEC Compares IFRSs With U.S. GAAP and Analyzes IFRSs in Practice
38 November 29, 2011 Conflict Minerals — The Supply Chain's Weakest Link?
37 November 15, 2011 FASB Issues Revised Exposure Draft on Revenue Recognition
36 November 10, 2011 FASB Proposes to Defer Portions of New OCI Standard
35 November 8, 2011 SEC Receives Comments on Potential Method of Incorporating IFRSs Into U.S. Reporting System
34 November 4, 2011 Board Proposes Amendments to Consolidation Guidance
33 November 2, 2011 PCAOB Concept Release on the Auditor's Report: Overview of Responses
32 October 21, 2011 FASB Proposes ASU Requiring Fair Value Measurements for Investment Property Entities
31 October 21, 2011 FASB Proposes Amendments to Investment Company Guidance
30 October 20, 2011 FASB Issues Exposure Draft on Technical Corrections
29 October 13, 2011 PCAOB Issues Staff Audit Practice Alert on Audit Risks in Certain Emerging Markets
28 October 10, 2011 Proposed Council to Improve Standard Setting for Private Companies
27 September 28, 2011 IIRC Issues Discussion Paper on Integrated Reporting
26 September 23, 2011 FASB Issues ASU on an Employer's Participation in Multiemployer Benefit Plans
25 September 16, 2011 FASB Finalizes Amendments on Goodwill Impairment Testing
24 September 1, 2011 Dodd-Frank Turns One — A Recap of the Act's First Year
23 August 26, 2011 PCAOB Issues Concept Release on Auditor Independence and Audit Firm Rotation
22 August 17, 2011 Recap of Lease Redeliberation Results
21 July 29, 2011 IASB Seeks Public Input on Its Agenda
20 July 22, 2011 Recap of Revenue Recognition Redeliberation Results
19 July 8, 2011 SEC Staff Publishes Observations on Interactive Data (XBRL) Submissions
18 June 28, 2011 PCAOB Issues Concept Release on Potential Alternatives Related to the Content and Form of the Auditor's Report
17 June 27, 2011 IASB Amends Accounting for Postemployment Benefits
16 June 17, 2011 FASB Finalizes Guidance on Presentation of Comprehensive Income
15 June 1, 2011 SEC Staff Paper Explores Method of Incorporating International Standards Into U.S. Reporting System
14 May 27, 2011 New IFRSs Issued on Consolidation
13 May 13, 2011 FASB and IASB Issue Substantially Converged Requirements for Fair Value Measurement and Disclosure
12 May 10, 2011 Update on FASB's Project on Accounting for Financial Instruments
11 May 2, 2011 FASB Amends Guidance on Effective Control in Repurchase Agreements
10 April 29, 2011 Implementation Issues Related to FASB's Guidance on Deferred Acquisition Costs
9 April 25, 2011 Amendments Proposed to Guidance on Impairment Testing
8 April 6, 2011 FASB Addresses TDRs
7 April 5, 2011 A Summary of the March 24 Meeting of the PCAOB's Standing Advisory Group
6 February 14, 2011 FASB Invites Comments on IASB's Hedge Accounting Proposals
5 February 8, 2011 Boards Propose Changes to Impairment; FASB Tentatively Changes Measurement Approach for Financial Assets
4 February 2, 2011 FASB Proposes Guidance on Balance Sheet Offsetting for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities
3 February 1, 2011 Boards Consider Feedback on Leases ED
2 January 31, 2011 Blue-Ribbon Panel Reports on Private-Company Accounting Standards
1 January 21, 2011 FASB Finalizes ASU Delaying Effective Date of Disclosures About TDRs by Creditors
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 2010 — Volume 17
Issue Date Published Title
45 December 22, 2010 IASB Proposes New Hedge Accounting Model
44 December 22, 2010 IASB Issues Practice Statement on Management Commentary
43 December 16, 2010 Highlights of the 2010 AICPA National Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments
42 December 10, 2010 FASB Proposes to Delay Effective Date of Disclosures About TDRs by Creditors
41 December 9, 2010 Sharing Views on the Revenue Project
40 November 8, 2010 Valuation Resource Group Discusses Four Topics at November 1 Meeting
39 November 5, 2010 Constituents Share Views on the FASB's AFI Project
38 November 4, 2010 Repo 101: FASB Gets Back to Basics on Repurchase Accounting
37 November 1, 2010 SEC Issues First Progress Report on Consideration of Incorporating IFRSs Into U.S. System
36 October 22, 2010 A Summary of the October 13–14 Meeting of the PCAOB's Standing Advisory Group
35 October 21, 2010 Input Sought on Transition and Effective Dates for Certain FASB Projects
34 October 15, 2010 FASB Addresses Troubles With Restructurings
33 October 8, 2010 FASB Issues Discussion Paper on Insurance Contracts
32 October 4, 2010 FASB and IASB Complete First Phase of Joint Project on Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting
31 September 24, 2010 SEC to Open the Curtains on "Window Dressing"
30 September 2, 2010 FASB Proposes Disclosures About an Employer's Participation in Multiemployer Plans
29 August 31, 2010 A Summary of the July 15 Meeting of the PCAOB's Standing Advisory Group
28 August 24, 2010 IASB Issues Exposure Draft on Insurance Contracts
27 August 17, 2010 Proposed ASU Revamps Lease Accounting
26 August 12, 2010 Financial Reporting Implications of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
25 July 26, 2010 PCAOB Issues Proposed Standard on Audit Confirmations
24 July 22, 2010 Board Enhances Disclosures About the Credit Quality of Financing Receivables and the Allowance for Credit Losses
23 July 20, 2010 FASB Proposes Guidance on Expanded Disclosures for Certain Loss Contingencies
22 July 8, 2010 FASB Proposes Sweeping Changes to Financial Statement Presentation
21 June 30, 2010 FASB Proposes Guidance on Fair Value Measurement and Disclosure
20 June 28, 2010 FASB Issues Proposed ASU on Revenue Recognition
19 May 28, 2010 FASB Issues Proposed ASU on Accounting for Financial Instruments
18 May 27, 2010 FASB Issues Proposed Guidance on Presentation of Comprehensive Income
17 April 26, 2010 A Summary of the April 7–8 Meeting of the PCAOB’s Standing Advisory Group
16 April 19, 2010 Valuation Resource Group Discusses Four Topics at April 12 Meeting
15 April 19, 2010 PCAOB Issues Proposed Auditing Standard on Communications With Audit Committees
14 April 15, 2010 An Update on the FASB's and IASB's Joint Project on Financial Instruments With Characteristics of Equity
13 April 9, 2010 A Summary of the Financial Reporting and Disclosure Implications of the Health Care Reform Legislation
12 March 25, 2010 FASB and IASB Publish Exposure Draft on Reporting Entity Concept for the Conceptual Framework
11 March 22, 2010 FASB Issues Guidance on ASC 815 Scope Exception for Embedded Credit Derivatives
10 February 26, 2010 SEC Publishes Work Plan for Moving Forward With IFRSs for U.S. Issuers
9 February 25, 2010 FASB Finalizes ASU on Subsequent Events
8 February 5, 2010 SEC Issues Interpretive Guidance on Disclosures Related to Climate Change
7 January 27, 2010 FASB Votes to Finalize Deferral of Statement 167 for Certain Investment Funds
6 January 22, 2010 FASB Finalizes ASU on Improving Disclosures About Fair Value Measurements
5 January 20, 2010 SEC Issues Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations on Non-GAAP Measures
4 January 20, 2010 FASB Deliberates Approach to Accounting for Credit Impairment and Interest Income
3 January 8, 2010 FASB Clarifies Scope of Decrease-in-Ownership Provisions in ASC 810-10
2 January 7, 2010 FASB Updates Oil and Gas Reserve Estimation and Disclosure Requirements
1 January 5, 2010 FASB Proposes Amendments to Subsequent-Events Disclosure Requirements
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