This cautionary tale focuses on the risks that businesses face when they do not implement a sandbox environment to complement their lease accounting and administration software.
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Do the new lease accounting standards apply to your company? In almost every case, the short answer to that question will be yes. The long answer involves taking a closer look at your contracts.
But, first, exactly which new leasing standards are we talking about? There are three standard-setting accounting boards: the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Each develops guidance on financial reporting for specific types of entities.
Which standard you need to comply with depends on what type of organization you are. Entities with leasing activities that fall under more than one board’s jurisdiction, will need to report according to the guidelines set forth by each board concerned.