Posted by & filed under Accounting Principles, Advanced Accounting, Financial Accounting, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Financial Statement Analysis, Intermediate Accounting.

On Wednesday, May 26, 2010, the FASB released an exposure draft for the purposes of improving accounting for financial instruments. The new rules, projected to take effect in 2013, incorporate both amortized cost and fair value information about financial instruments held for collection or payment of cash flows.


1. According to the article, how does the proposal plan to provide more timely information for financial statement users about anticipated credit losses?

2. What is the deadline for comments and when does FASB plan to hold roundtable meetings?

3. How many members are on the AICPA’s Accounting Standards Executive Committee, that has weighed in on the proposal and who are those represented on the committee?


Lamoreaux, Matthew (2010). FASB Proposes Comprehensive Changes to Financial Instruments Accounting, Journal of Accountancy, May 26 (Retrievable online at