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Insights to help you navigate the ASC 842 reporting requirements

On February 25, 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), its long-awaited final standard on the accounting for leases. This brings a revolutionary change in lease accounting that will affect entities across all industries. 

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The new standard requires lessees to recognize most leases on their balance sheet. It will also significantly affect the accounting for certain leases and may result in key impacts on an entity’s finances and operations which may mean that companies will need to implement new application solutions to manage these requirements.

We invite you to explore the following information about the new lease standard and adoption and implementation considerations. Our consulting team is committed to bringing you comprehensive customized solutions, delivering compliance with the new standard while also enhancing financial controls and optimizing the lease-to-pay process.  Subscribe to our lease accounting insights email and receive new information directly to your inbox. 


Additional lease accounting resources

Syneos Health adopts ASC 842 with help from RSM

Syneos Health adopts ASC 842 with help from RSM

By offering additional technical knowledge of lease accounting, RSM worked with Syneos Health on its ASC 842 implementation.

  • October 18, 2019
Why contractors need to start looking for embedded leases now

Why contractors need to start looking for embedded leases now

Many contractors are not adequately preparing for yet another accounting change coming their way, known as ASC 842.

  • October 17, 2019
Deferral should not mean delay for lease accounting implementation

Deferral should not mean delay for lease accounting implementation

The proposed FASB ASC 842 deferral for private companies shouldn’t prevent your organization from starting the implementation now.

  • September 05, 2019

Leases: Overview of ASC 842

An overview of ASC 842, including the requirement for lessees to recognize assets and liabilities for all but short-term leases.

  • August 23, 2019

A guide to lessee accounting under ASC 842

Comprehensive discussion and examples on all facets of lessee accounting, including recognizing ROU assets and liabilities for most leases.

  • August 23, 2019
RSM helps expedite restaurant group's 842 implementation

RSM helps expedite restaurant group's 842 implementation

Restaurant learns it’s important to understand the quantity of leases and complexity before embarking on an ASC842 implementation strategy.

  • August 12, 2019
Lessons for private companies from public company implementations

Lessons for private companies from public company implementations

Private company leaders can learn from the new lease standard implementation challenges public company leaders have already experienced.

  • July 16, 2019

Did public companies get it right? Lessons learned from ASC 842

As private organizations implement ASC 842, understanding how this implementation can improve efficiency is critical.

  • July 16, 2019
Easing your transition to the ASC 842 lease accounting standard

Easing your transition to the ASC 842 lease accounting standard

ASC 842 compliance is challenging, and the effective date is quickly approaching for private companies. RSM can help smooth your adoption.

  • July 11, 2019
The new leasing standards: Is your health care organization ready?

The new leasing standards: Is your health care organization ready?

It is critical that health care organizations have a comprehensive approach in implementing the new lease accounting requirements.

  • June 11, 2019