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Accounting Basis

Any of several systems for recognizing revenue and expenses for accounting purposes. In the United States, the two main bases for accounting are cash accounting and accrual accounting. The cash accounting basis recognizes revenue and expenses in the order in which they are received or made. The accrual basis, on the other hand, matches revenue with the expenses that generated that revenue. Using a different accounting basis can have tax implications.
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As per the expanded guidance introduced in ASU 2013-07, an entity is required to prepare its financial statements using the liquidation basis of accounting whenever liquidation is imminent, that is, when the likelihood is remote that the entity will return from liquidation, and a plan for liquidation is either 1) approved by the person or persons with the authority to make such a plan effective when the likelihood that its execution will be blocked by other parties is remote or 2) imposed by other forces, such as in an involuntary bankruptcy proceeding (ASC 205-30-25-1 and--2).
* lack of clarity among lenders as to the basis of accounting applied in the preparation of compiled financial statements.
'We have also set-up a technical committee on the development of guidelines on Identification and Valuation of Legal Assets acquired prior to the commencement of IPSAS Accrual Basis of Accounting for presentation on the general purpose financial statements,' He stated.
Tenders are invited for provide external audit services, includes provide a report on the examination of districts enterprise financial statements as of the districts fiscal year end(june 30), a report on the examination of districts fund financial statements presented on the modified accrual basis of accounting as of the district fiscal year end (june 30).
which would entail a transition from cash basis of accounting to accrual basis of accounting.
Along with a new co-author, this edition includes an Excel tutorial; discussion of the new health care reform law and its financial issues, the International Financial Reporting Standards and their implications for health care management, fair value accounting, the difference between the cash and accrual basis of accounting, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the COSO (Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission) Opinion; simplified discussion of the IRS' Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System; updated examples; expanded questions and problems; and new charts, graphs, Excel templates, and web-based chapter questions and answers.
* As a special-purpose or other comprehensive basis of accounting (OCBOA) framework, the FRF for SMEs uses the accrual basis of accounting and is based on accounting principles that the AICPA staff and task force that developed the framework believe have proven effective over time.
Since the town's previous basis of accounting was essentially the same modified cash basis required by the program, no significant accounting adjustments were necessary to conform.
23 April 2013 -- US-based The Financial Accounting Standards Board said it has issued an accounting standards update that improves financial reporting by clarifying when and how public and private companies and not-for-profit organizations should prepare statements using the liquidation basis of accounting.
"In the absence of that, MoFEP [Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning] used International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) on a modified cash basis of accounting, except where stated," a confident Manibe told PAC members, chaired by Kom Kom Geng.
GAAP provides no guidance to financial-statement preparers on how to assess an entity's ability to continue as a going concern or on when it's appropriate to use one basis of accounting vs.
The statement specifically requires governments to measure most derivative instruments at fair value in their financial statements that are prepared using the economic resources measurement focus and the accrual basis of accounting. The guidance in the statement also addresses hedge accounting requirements and is effective for financial statements for reporting periods beginning after June 15, 2009.