FASB ISSUES PROPOSED IMPROVEMENTS TO DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS FOR FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENT
Norwalk, CT, December 3, 2015—The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) today issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update (ASU)
intended to improve the effectiveness of disclosure requirements on
fair value measurements. Stakeholders are asked to review and provide
comment on the proposed ASU by February 29, 2016.
The proposed ASU is part of the FASB´s broader disclosure framework
project to improve the effectiveness of disclosures in the notes to
financial statements by clearly communicating the information that is
most important to users of a reporting organization´s financial
The proposed ASU would improve existing disclosure requirements related
to fair value measurement, clarify disclosure requirements, as well as
identify ways to improve the Board´s decision process.
Fair value measurement is one of four areas where the Board will
evaluate and improve existing disclosure requirements. Other areas the
Board will address include an employer´s disclosure of defined benefit
plans, income taxes, and inventory.
The proposed ASU—and an information piece that explains the decision questions that were considered by the FASB as part of its process—is available at www.fasb.org.
About the Financial Accounting Standards Board
Since 1973, the Financial Accounting Standards Board has been the
designated organization in the private sector for establishing standards
of financial accounting and reporting. Those standards govern the
preparation of financial reports and are officially recognized as
authoritative by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the American
Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Such standards are essential
to the efficient functioning of the economy because investors,
creditors, auditors, and others rely on credible, transparent, and
comparable financial information. For more information about the FASB,
visit our website at www.fasb.org.