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Our accounting podcast series features PwC specialists discussing today's most compelling accounting, regulatory and financial reporting issues. From the new leases and revenue standards to CECL to LIBOR rate replacement, PwC Partner Heather Horn hosts each episode tackling a single topic and providing listeners with key takeaways to stay informed on these important accounting matters.

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Ongoing lease accounting: 5 things you need to know
As most calendar year public companies head into their first year-end close for the new leasing standard, we discuss some frequently asked questions around the ongoing accounting for operating leases. Listen as Suzanne Stephani and Marc Jerusalem, directors in our National office, join Heather Horn to take a closer look at some of the more common questions. Topics include:1:01 - Lessee payments. We start with new leases and take a look at how to account for the payments that lessees make to get the asset ready for use.4:54 - Lessor reimbursements. Next, we discuss common questions on how lessees account for reimbursement of those payments from the lessor.10:59 - Ending a lease: termination accounting. Marc and Suzanne talk about what should companies be thinking about when a lessee is required to make a termination payment.11:53 - Ending a lease: modification accounting. Some terminations are not so straight forward. Marc explains the accounting considerations for situations when a lessee continues to use the asset for a shortened period of time after the lease termination is agreed upon. 16:19 - The statement of cash flows. We wrap up by discussing how operating leases should be presented on the statement of cash flows.About our guestsSuzanne Stephani is a director in PwC’s National office with more than 20 years of experience assisting companies in resolving complex accounting issues. Suzanne specializes in the accounting for debt, preferred stock, leases and cash flows. Suzanne is also the lead producer and director of PwC's popular quarterly accounting and reporting developments webcast. Marc Jerusalem is a director in PwC’s National office specializing in the new leasing standards (ASC 842 and IFRS 16). As a global leasing specialist, Marc consults with clients on complex lease accounting issues and is a contributor to many PwC National Office publications, including the Leases accounting guide. About our hostHeather Horn is PwC’s National office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series, as well as periodic webcasts for the power and utilities industry. With over 25 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
Beyond the financial statements: Hear Wes Bricker on stakeholder reporting
Stakeholder reporting is communicating how a company defines and measures its purpose and commitment to all stakeholders. It’s a topic of much interest as companies look to balance driving shareholder value with playing a broader role in society. Join Heather Horn as she and Wes Bricker discuss purpose-led reporting and where it’s going in the short and long term. Topics include:0:47 - Overview. Recently, the Business Roundtable leaders met to redefine corporate purpose. Wes gets us up to speed. Then he explains that shareholder primacy and stakeholder capitalism are not mutually exclusive.4:57 - Measurement. How are companies measuring the broader commitment they are making to stakeholders, and where should companies who are thinking about this type of reporting start? Wes explains.9:20 - Best practices. We discuss three concepts― defining your purpose, measuring it, and reporting on it―that can help companies up their game in communicating to stakeholders.About our guestWes Bricker is PwC’s Vice Chair and Assurance Leader for the US and Mexico. In this capacity, he serves as a member of the US Leadership Team and the Global Assurance Executive Leadership Team. Wes’ leadership and oversight of the Assurance practice encompasses audit quality, business development and portfolio strategy, human capital, diversity, innovation, and technology.About our hostHeather Horn is PwC’s National office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series, as well as periodic webcasts for the power and utilities industry. With over 25 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
The responses are in. FASB's goodwill project: 5 things to know
The responses to the FASB’s invitation to comment on goodwill impairment are in. It’s a topic that has received a lot of attention from a wide range of stakeholders. Join Heather Horn, Andreas Ohl and Chad Morrissey as they take a closer look at the early reactions. Topics include:1:13 - Overview of the comment letter and PwC’s responses. The FASB’s Invitation to Comment was a robust document. We discuss the key topics and PwC’s areas of focus.10:01 - A look at who responded. The almost 100 respondents were from a diverse pool of stakeholders--we break their feedback down for you.16:53 - Key response trends...or lack thereof. Why are some respondents in favor of amortizing goodwill while others are not? We take a closer look at the debate.20:02 - New and surprising. We highlight a few of the more surprising ways some respondents thought about goodwill.25:15 - Next steps. What’s next? We wrap it up by sharing some final thoughts.About our guestsAndreas Ohl is a partner in PwC's National office, where he focuses on mergers and acquisitions under US GAAP and IFRS. Andreas is chairman of the Business Valuation Standards Board at the International Valuation Standards Council, is a member of the working group that authored the AICPA's In-Process R&D guide, and has served as a member of the FASB's Valuation Resource Group.Chad Morrissey is a principal in PwC's Deals Practice, where he performs valuations of businesses, business interests, various classes of capital structure, and intangible assets. Chad leads the Technology Sector for the US Valuation and Business Modeling Practice.About our hostHeather Horn is PwC’s National office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series, as well as periodic webcasts for the power and utilities industry. With over 25 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting. 
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Started
Jul 14th, 2015
Latest Episode
Oct 29th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
86
Avg. Episode Length
22 minutes
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