Financial Accounting Standards Board


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Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)

Board composed of independent members who create and interpret Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Financial Accounting Standards Board

In the United States, a non-governmental body the SEC has charged with establishing and maintaining generally accepted standards for professional accountants. Founded in 1973, the FASB has published a variety of rules and clarifications on how accounting ought to be done in the United States. It is important to note that the FASB does not govern accounting ethics; rather, its purpose to govern the fundamentals of how accounting is conducted. For example, it has published guidelines on how to report a company's cash flows. The Financial Accounting Foundation oversees the FASB.

Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)

The independent accounting organization that determines the standards for financial accounting and reporting. The rules set by FASB play a large role in determining the numbers that companies show the financial analysts and stockholders. See also FASB Statement.

Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is an independent, self-regulatory board that establishes and interprets generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

It operates under the principle that the economy and the financial services industry work smoothly when credible, concise, and clear financial information is available.

FASB periodically revises its rules to make sure corporations are following its principles. The corporations are supposed to fully account for different kinds of income, avoid shifting income from one period to another, and properly categorize their income.

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