All posts by Jessica Dispensa

LESSONS LEARNED FROM IMPLEMENTING ASU 2016-14 FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES

Nonprofit organizations with calendar year ends are working to implement the provisions of Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-14, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities. The ASU is effective for annual financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after Dec. 15, 2017. Specifics of the requirements of the ASU have been Read More…

GASB SIMPLIFIES ACCOUNTING FOR CAPITALIZED INTEREST

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Statement No. 89 (Statement), Accounting for Interest Cost Incurred before the End of a Construction Period, which is effective for reporting periods beginning after Dec. 15, 2019, brings a welcome relief to state and local governments by eliminating complex capitalized interest calculations. Under this Statement, for financial statements prepared using Read More…

UPDATED FEDERAL FORM W-4 WILL BE AVAILABLE

The IRS recently issued a revised Draft Form W-4 (Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate). The final version will be released in November 2019. This form is not applicable until January 1, 2020. The form was revised to reflect more accurately, the changes in the tax code due to the enactment of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Read More…

WHO NEEDS A BUSINESS VALUATION?

Business Valuations Do you know what your business is worth? If you’re like many business owners, the answer to this question is probably “no.” That’s because business valuations can be both time-consuming and costly. Even so, there are many instances when it’s important to determine the value of your company. Selling. Anyone considering selling a business Read More…

M&A STORIES – HOW TO ‘DEAL’ WITH UNWELCOME SURPRISES

Surprises are rarely good. There are many different emotions that come with the experience of surprise: fear, anxiety, and joy—to name a few.  Deals can also cause the same emotions for a deal maker. Perhaps the booked pipeline was stronger than expected or new management, while unproven in historical results, has the ability to create Read More…