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Your Lease Accounting Project: When to Start

The compliance deadline for FASB Topic 842 and IFRS 16 is nearing (January 2019 for public companies) and your transition should be underway. However, with all you have to do, we understand...

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Outsourcing Your Lease Accounting: 4 Best Practices to Consider

You’re busy. With limited time and resources, and not enough people on staff, you’re considering passing the monumental task of transitioning to FASB Topic 842 and IFRS 16 on to an auditor and/or...

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Debunked: 6 Myths About the New Lease Accounting Rules!

George Azih Lease Accounting April 5, 2018

There is a LOT of misinformation about the new lease accounting rules. In this post I will address the biggest misconceptions about the lease accounting updates.

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Lease Accounting when Tenant Must Return the Asset to Its Initial Condition

George Azih Lease Accounting, FASB Topic 840 April 5, 2018

Have you ever entered into an operating lease for a building, constructed leasehold improvements, and determined based on the provisions of the lease that you are legally obligated to remove the...

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When Do I Have a Lease?

George Azih Lease Accounting, FASB Topic 840 April 2, 2018

A colleague sent an email asking me if I knew how to account for “leases that are stadium naming rights.” It was an interesting question, but confusing. A better question would be, “Are stadium...

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Accounting for Subleases Under GAAP: the CORRECT Way

George Azih Lease Accounting, GAAP, Sublease Accounting March 12, 2018

Have you ever leased a space, decided you no longer require it, then subleased the space to a third-party? Did you continue making payments to the Landlord under the initial lease while collecting...

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Lease Accounting: When Early Access is Granted to Part of a Building at First, then the Rest Later

George Azih Lease Accounting, FASB Topic 840 March 5, 2018

Today’s article is a response to a question we received about calculating straight-line rent. We decided to write an article about it because it is a very common scenario that the vast majority of...

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10 Questions You MUST Ask to Review Lease Management Software

George Azih Lease Accounting, Lease Accounting Rules February 13, 2018

Of all the lease management software options available in the market currently, NONE were built by accountants. Except LeaseQuery, of course.

Why am I so certain? Because I got demos of almost all...

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5 Questions to Ask Potential Lease Accounting Software Vendors if You Lease Equipment

Chris Ramsey Lease Accounting, Lease Accounting Transition January 30, 2018

Do you report under GAAP or IFRS?  If so, you are most likely large enough to have both equipment and real estate leases in your portfolio.  After speaking with hundreds of companies, LeaseQuery,...

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Takeaways and 5 Action Items from FEI’s  CFRI Conference

George Azih Lease Accounting December 5, 2017

LeaseQuery’s Lease Accounting team recently attended the Current Financial Reporting Issues conference (CFRI conference), in New York City on November 13th and 14th and came back with a few...

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