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Accounting Matters lives up to its title, covering vital accounting topics that actually matter to professionals in the accounting trenches. We start with a new topic and definition every episode, then highlight and discuss the key areas, from evaluation to reporting. Accounting Matters is hosted by public accounting veterans Adam Olsen & Nicole Harger from advisory firm Embark.

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Accounting Matters lives up to its title, covering vital accounting topics that actually matter to professionals in the accounting trenches. We start with a new topic and definition every episode, then highlight and discuss the key areas, from evaluation to reporting. Accounting Matters is hosted by public accounting veterans Adam Olsen & Nicole Harger from advisory firm Embark.

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    SEC on IFRS 19, More on BF Borgers, Int’l ESG Reporting Updates

    SEC on IFRS 19, More on BF Borgers, Int’l ESG Reporting Updates

    Your trusty AM Now hosts Adam Olsen and Matt Fisser are at it again, bringing you the accounting and finance stories you need to know, including:

    The SEC’s statement on IFRS 19 reducing disclosures for certain subsidiaries and the impact on SEC filings, including any additional disclosures likely required.The SEC provided relief to BF Borgers clients with additional time to hire a new public accountant and file quarterly and transition reports on their Form 10-Q given certain requirements.The IFRS Foundation’s updated guide on getting started on implementing the Integrated Reporting Framework and how to take account of the IFRS Sustainability Disclosure Standards.New ESMA guidelines on using ESG and sustainability-related terms in investment fund names.EFRAG’s compilation of 68 unique explanations to respond to various stakeholders’ technical questions on ESRS application required under the CSRD.
    For more on this week’s topics:
    Statement on the Application of IFRS 19, Subsidiaries without Public Accountability: Disclosures, in Filings with the SEC
    Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Release No. 34-100185 (BF Borgers)
    IFRS Foundation: Transition to integrated reporting
    ESMA Guidelines establish harmonised criteria for use of ESG and sustainability terms in fund names
    EFRAG Releases New ESRS Q And A Technical Explanations

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    • 6 min
    FTC & Non-Competes, FASB Update, BF Borgers, New ISSB Projects & More

    FTC & Non-Competes, FASB Update, BF Borgers, New ISSB Projects & More

    AM Now hosts Adam Olsen and Nicole Harger are back in the saddle, delivering this week’s most important accounting and finance stories, including:

    The FTC’s recent ruling essentially banning the use of non-compete agreements in nearly all instancesThe FASB discussion on disaggregating income statement expenses, its ASC 606 post-implementation review, and feedback on financial statement measurementIFRS 19—another new accounting standard from the IASBThe SEC’s action against audit firm BF Borgers for deliberately and systematically failing to meet PCAOB audit and review standardsTwo new research projects added to the ISSB’s list of priorities
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    For more on this week’s topics:
    FTC Announces Rule Banning Noncompetes
    FASB: Tentative Board Decisions 05-08-24
    ISSB Explores Developing New Disclosure Standards for Biodiversity, Human Capital
    IASB simplifies financial reporting for eligible subsidiary companies with new IFRS Accounting Standard
    SEC: Staff Statement on Issuer Disclosure and Reporting Obligations in Light of Rule 102(e) Order against BF Borgers CPA PC
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    • 8 min
    Change is here: The new wave of accounting for crypto assets

    Change is here: The new wave of accounting for crypto assets

    Join us on Accounting Matters for a conversation about the intricacies of accounting for crypto assets under the latest guidance from the Financial Accounting Standards Board, ASU 2023-08.
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    • 26 min
    A Look at IFRS 18, the CSDDD’s Official, the PCC on ASC 350, and More

    A Look at IFRS 18, the CSDDD’s Official, the PCC on ASC 350, and More

    As always, your AM Now hosts Adam Olsen and Matt Fisser are here to deliver the recent accounting and finance stories you need to hear, including:

    A quick discussion on the hot-off-the-presses IFRS 18, Presentation and Disclosure of Financial Statements.The CSDDD was voted into adoption and will become law this year. Finally.A new guide from the IFRS Foundation and EFRAG to help companies navigate the new sustainability requirements.The FASB Private Company Council’s decision to pursue improvements to ASC 350-40, Internal-Use Software.
    Want to know the SEC’s final climate-related disclosure rules better? This webinar is for you:Meet the SEC’s Final Climate-Related Disclosure Rules

    For more this week’s topics:
    IFRS 18 will improve communication in financial statements
    European Commission: Corporate sustainability due diligence
    IFRS Foundation and EFRAG publish interoperability guidance
    PCC Meeting Recap: 4/18/2024

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    • 4 min
    AM Now: New updates from the FASB, SEC, and European Council on the EPBD

    AM Now: New updates from the FASB, SEC, and European Council on the EPBD

    Your trusty AM Now hosts Adam Olsen and Nicole Harger return with another batch of essential accounting and finance stories, including:

    Update on FASB’s discussion on accounting for government grantsAnother update from FASB, this time on ASC 815—Derivatives and HedgingFASB’s redeliberations on the Interim Reporting (Topic 270) ASUThe SEC’s adoption of amendments to a rule under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940The European Council’s official adoption of the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)
    For insights, tips, and a handy cash flow model template from Embark’s team of gurus:13-Week Cash Flow Forecast Model Template

    For more this week’s topics:
    FASB—Accounting for Government Grants
    FASB—Tentative Board Decisions, Topic 815 & Interim Reporting (4/10/24)
    Exemption for Certain Investment Advisers Operating Through the Internet
    Questions and Answers on the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

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    • 7 min
    Meet the EU’s CSRD & ESRS, Part 1 (Re-release)

    Meet the EU’s CSRD & ESRS, Part 1 (Re-release)

    You’ve read the headlines. Perused the articles. Maybe even had a convo or two on the topic. But now it’s time to get to the ESRS nitty gritty with your trusted Accounting Matters embarkers. So get comfy with Nicole Harger, Adam Olsen, and Robby Sunberg for this first half of a two-fer on all things CSRD and ESRS. You, your sustainability reporting, and stakeholders won’t be sorry.

    For more information on CSRD, ESRS, and related topics:

    The ESRS Skinny: What the European Sustainability Reporting Standards Mean for You
    The EU CSRD: Why US Companies Should Care about European ESG Reporting Regulations
    SB 253 and SB 261: A Look at California's Landmark Climate Reporting Bills

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    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

Matthew M.L ,

Great Podcast!

As a an accounting junkie I find these podcasts to be very helpful and concise. Especially when covering some dense subject matter. Have you all considered doing a podcast on Topics 810 or 860?

David Harner ,

Great accounting insights

This podcast is makes accounting topics very digestible and easy to understand - well done, Embark team!

Haley Wall ,

My new source for cutting edge accounting updates

What a great, informative podcast! Perfect for listening to on walks/ around the house and gives great food for thought. Thankful for the folks at Embark producing this easy to digest content for those in the accounting industry!

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