New accounting rule could bring change to nonprofits’ financial statements
Abstract: A new accounting standard from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) appears on its face to apply only to financial institutions. But it could affect nonprofits that adhere to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This article highlights Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-13, Financial Instruments — Credit Losses (Topic 326), Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments. This ASU requires earlier reporting of credit losses on receivables, loans and other financial assets, and expands the range of information considered in determining expected credit losses.