Getting Started With Lease Accounting
August 4, 2021
This webinar introduces LeaseCrunch, a cloud-based solution created to help organizations implement the new lease accounting standards ASC 842, GASB 87, GASB 96 and IFRS 16.
Jess Vento, Director of Client Success at LeaseCrunch, and Dan Haynes, PBMares’ Partner and Assurance Line Leader, discuss preparation for the new standard deadline. This includes important information about the standard including getting started with implementation, identifying your lease portfolio compliance challenges and explain how LeaseCrunch can make compliance an easy task.
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Over the past year, many have been focused on meeting the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Attention has been on ensuring the company’s financial vitality during a period of ongoing change. As a result, many planned projects had to be placed on hold to conserve and reallocate resources. This reality led to special projects and initiatives being placed on hold, including compliance with the new lease accounting standard (ASC 842). Given the new reality, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) approved a one-year extension to give additional time to comply. This was welcome news for those who were simply unable to take the steps necessary to identify, analyze, reclassify, and update financial statements with the necessary footnotes.
As the recovery continues, many businesses are taking another look at the new standard and requirements. Questions about the number of leases, lease type (including vehicle, equipment, and embedded leases) and which are considered “long term”, must be answered. Unfortunately, this is only the starting point because of the corresponding financial statement adjustments which must also be made. Given the complexities, it is hardly surprising to learn that only 48% of companies have taken steps to address the required changes.
Tackle Your Lease Accounting Challenges
The changes in the new lease accounting standard will impact businesses differently depending on the number of leases held. It’s important to learn about the essentials of the new standard now — how to prepare, what financial reporting changes will need to be made, and the resulting impact on the financial statement — so you’re prepared when they take effect.