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Study: Private Companies Still Not Ready for New Lease Accounting Rules

To provide a quantitative progress report on the status of compliance efforts for private companies of the new lease accounting regulations, LeaseAccelerator conducted a research study in late January 2019. The study showed private companies are reporting a lower state of readiness than public companies showed in last year's survey at this time. read more

CFO Magazine Lists the Best Accounting Articles of 2018

CFO Magazine created a list of the top accounting articles of the year. read more

Sales-Leasebacks: The Devil is in the Details

ASC 842 expands the failed sale-leaseback concept to include equipment. Under ASC 840, only real estate was subject to this accounting approach. Unless the current tax rules change, a similar issue arises when considering the tax effect of certain sale leasebacks. These factors mostly affect the lessee however lessors should be aware of them when structuring leases. Joe Sebik explains the accounting and tax ramifications and considers how the approaches may have to change to accommodate the new rules. ... read more

Software Concepts for Reporting Lease Accounting Standards Codification 842

This article discusses reporting concepts and solutions for systems specifically designed to meet the reporting requirements of both the lessor and lessee under ASC 842. While placing considerable focus on lessee reporting, new software has the opportunity to create simplified and powerful reporting and structuring capabilities for the lessor.... read more

LeaseAccelerator Adds Rose as Head of International

Steven Rose joined LeaseAccelerator, a provider of Enterprise Lease Accounting software, as its new head of international. read more

FASB Proposal Addresses Sales Tax, Variable Payments and Lessor Costs

On February 25, 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), to increase transparency and comparability while inviting comments due September 12, 2018. read more

Leasing as a Bank Product: Enhancing Profits and Customer Relationships

Banks have been jumping into the equipment finance business and now have the largest share of the market. But many banks have yet to take this vital step. With newcomers in mind, Bill Bosco covers the basics of incorporating a lease product business unit into a larger bank organization.... read more

Is the Service Contract the new Operating Lease?

With ASC 842 requiring all leases to be placed on balance sheet, will more lessees seek to structure equipment financing arrangements as service contracts, and is that really possible?... read more

LeaseAccelerator Ranks U.S. Companies with Highest Operating Lease Obligations

LeaseAccelerator released its Who is Most Impacted by the New Lease Accounting Standards report, a ranking of the U.S. public companies with the largest leasing obligations. read more

Empowered with Tech Knowhow, Accountants Lead Way on Lease Accounting

To benefit from embracing technology as part of the implementation process, accountants will be empowered by the centralized data from new lease accounting software, according to a report from Accounting Today. read more

Deloitte: Lease Accounting Preparedness Keeps Executives Awake at Night

Deloitte’s latest poll revealed having the right IT systems in place remains a key challenge for public companies as the effective January 1, 2019 lease accounting standards implementation date approaches quickly. read more

How Will Leasing Structures Change as a Result of ASC 842?

With ASC 842 requiring all leases to be placed on balance sheet, will lease structures change to minimize the effect of the balance sheet capitalization?... read more

LeaseAccelerator Reveals U.S. Companies with Highest Operating Lease Obligations

LeaseAccelerator released a report ranking the U.S. public companies with the largest leasing obligations. Collectively, the top 1,000 public companies in the U.S. add up to $983 billion in operating lease liabilities. read more

New Survey Finds Most Firms Haven’t Started Lease Accounting Transition

A survey from Robert Half and Protiviti found only 44% of companies have begun the transition to adopt the Financial Accounting Standards Board's new lease accounting standard. read more

Taking Advantage of Tax Reform: Lease vs. Own Analyses for Sales Reps

Following tax reform, Joe Sebik discusses the need for lease salespeople to become more skilled in generating lease-versus-own financial analyses. ... read more

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