While the FASB continues to work on updating GAAP, they have also been diligently working on filling in the gaps in the conceptual framework. This proposal would add chapter 2 to the framework and provides guidance on what is the reporting entity for financial reporting purposes. It addresses the concepts of parent only, combined, and consolidated financial statements. Comments are due January 16, 2023.

Proposed Statement of Financial Accounting Concepts No. 8—Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting—Chapter 2: The Reporting Entity (fasb.org)

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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.