This past week found our regulatory agencies working hard to address COVID-19.

  • OMB expanded its administrative relief to entities impacted operationally by current conditions
  • The AICPA provided guidance on how to audit inventory when you can’t be on site.
  • The SEC provided disclosure guidance to address COVID-19
  • GASB has indicated potential delays of two major standards in response to operational issues
  • FASB has worked with the federal agencies to address loan modifications and TDRs in light of banks helping customers dealing with COVID-19 fallout
  • Standard setting might be on hold while they take time to address evolving situations

FASB Statement on Prudential Regulator Guidance Concerning Troubled Debt Restructurings:

GASB to Consider Postponing Effective Dates of Certain Statements and Implementation Guides:

How Auditors Can Test Inventory Without a Site Visit (Journal of Accountancy):

CF Disclosure Guidance: Topic No. 9 (SEC Division of Corporation Finance):

OMB Memo: Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations:

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With over 15 years of experience in the accounting profession, Melisa Galasso designs and facilitates courses in advanced technical accounting and auditing topics, including not-for-profit and governmental accounting. She closely monitors regulatory bodies for changes in auditing and accounting guidance and serves as a subject matter expert in implementing the updated guidance.