IN FOCUS: Proposed Improvements to Not-for-Profit Grant and Contribution Accounting

Mon, Sep 11, 2017 1:00 PM EDT{LOCAL_TZ}

IN FOCUS: Proposed Improvements to Not-for-Profit Grant and Contribution Accounting

Date: Monday, September 11, 2017

Time: 1:00–2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is pleased to announce an upcoming webcast that will discuss the 2017 proposed Accounting Standards Update, 
Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Clarifying the Scope and Accounting Guidance for Contributions Received and Contributions Made.

Harold Monk
FASB Member

Jeffrey Mechanick
FASB Assistant Director

Richard Cole
FASB Supervising Project Manager

Elizabeth Gagnon
FASB Project Manager/ Project Lead

Speaker Bios

Learning Objectives: Through this session, participants will learn about the proposed clarifications and improvements to existing guidance in:
  1. Characterizing grants and similar contracts with government agencies and others as exchange transactions (subject to guidance such as Accounting Standards Codification Topic 606) or contribution (nonexchange) transactions.
  2. Distinguishing between conditional contributions and unconditional contributions and between donor-imposed conditions and donor-imposed restrictions.
While the proposed improvements discussed on this webcast are primarily of interest to not-for-profit organizations, because contributions are a significant source of revenue, other stakeholders may also benefit from this educational webcast because the proposed improvements would apply to all organizations that receive or make contributions of cash and other assets, including business enterprises. The proposed improvements would not apply, however, to transfers of assets from the government to businesses.

Delivery Method: Group-internet based
Program Level: Overview
Program Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation Needed: None
Recommended CPE: 1.2 hours; final CPE earned will be determined based on the length of participation in the program, polling questions as described in CPE Eligibility, and completion of a course survey. Credit is provided only to participants in the live broadcast of this course. Please note that credit is not provided for group viewing. Each participant must be registered separately and meet both polling and duration requirements as per NASBA.
Refund/Cancellation Policy: There is no cost for this course and there is no cancellation penalty. Participants will be notified by email as soon as possible if the course is cancelled for any reason.
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