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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 & Zac Smith 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 & Zac Smith from advisory firm Embark.

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    It takes two - Understanding the CSRD’s double materiality

    It takes two - Understanding the CSRD’s double materiality

    Join us on this episode of Accounting Matters as we discuss the complexities of the CSRD's double materiality framework. We dive into the significance of materiality in sustainability reporting. From understanding the dimensions to practical considerations in the assessment process, we guide our listeners through the intricate world of sustainability reporting under the CSRD.

    • 44 min
    Hedge Accounting, NY Sustainability Bills, ESG in China, and More

    Hedge Accounting, NY Sustainability Bills, ESG in China, and More

    Your AM Now hosts Adam Olsen and Nicole Harger are back at it again with critical accounting and finance stories from the week that was, including:

    Updates from the recent FASB Board meeting on Topic 815, Hedge Accounting ImprovementsNew York's S5437 and S897A bills push for pioneering sustainability disclosures in the finance and corporate sectors.China enforces sustainability reporting for all listed companies, setting a new global standard in ESG transparency.The SEC's new rules expand the 'dealer' definition, enhancing oversight of significant market participants for market integrity.
    For more information on these and related topics:

    FASB Board Meeting Handout – Topic 815—Hedge Accounting Improvements
    NY Senate Bill S897A
    NY Senate Bill S5437
    China Stock Exchanges Announce Mandatory Sustainability Reporting Requirements for Companies
    Statement on Final Rules Regarding the Further Definition of a Dealer-Trader

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    • 8 min
    SEC & SPACs, CSRD Updates, FASB Board Meeting Recap

    SEC & SPACs, CSRD Updates, FASB Board Meeting Recap

    It’s once again time for your AM Now hosts Adam Olsen and Matt Fisser to deliver  what’s going on in accounting and finance this week, including stories on:

    The SEC adopted final rules to enhance disclosures and provide additional investor protections in IPOs by SPACs and in de-SPAC transactions.The postponement of certain CSRD elements by two years, including sector-specific sustainability disclosures and sustainability reporting from companies outside the EU. The latest developments from the FASB and their most recent board meeting held on January 31, 2024.
    For more information on these and related topics:

    SEC Adopts Rules to Enhance Investor Protections Relating to SPACs, Shell Companies, and Projections
    EU lawmakers approve 2-year delay of CSRD reporting for non-EU companies and specific sectors
    FASB Past Meetings

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    • 11 min
    Year-end reporting reminders for private companies

    Year-end reporting reminders for private companies

    In this episode of 'Accounting Matters,' we guide private companies through key accounting developments, covering standards like CECL, simplified goodwill impairment, and supplier finance program disclosures. Additionally, we discuss what lies ahead in the new year.

    • 30 min
    AM Now: EFRAG Exposure Drafts & SAB 74 Reminders

    AM Now: EFRAG Exposure Drafts & SAB 74 Reminders

    Your trusty AM Now hosts Adam Olsen and Nicole Harger are serving up yet another episode of tasty accounting and finance stories for you, including:

    SEC registrants should expect a significant uptick in their Staff Accounting Bulletin SAB 74 disclosures due to the impending adoption of numerous Accounting Standard Updates (ASUs).EFRAG has initiated a public consultation on two Exposure Drafts  – ESRS LSME ED and VSME ED –  for sustainability reporting standards.EU member states are currently transposing the CSRD into their own national law and must complete the process no later than July 6th of this year. 
    For more information on these and related topics:

    Segments, Taxes, SAB 74 and More
    EFRAG’s Public Consultation on Two Exposure Drafts on Sustainability Reporting Standards for SMEs
    France Introduces Possible Jail Time As Penalty For Non-Compliance With Sustainability Disclosure

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

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

    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

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60 Ratings

60 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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