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Complex Accounting and Financial Reporting

It can be challenging to allocate in-house resources to manage the research, resolutions and documentation of complex accounting matters. From debt and equity financing to financial instruments and derivatives, not all middle market companies have the in-house resources to address these concerns.

Our dedicated team of advisors and industry specialists can help you navigate these challenges. They can help prepare financial statements, identify consolidation models, draft responses to SEC comment letters and serve as on-call advisors. Let RSM professionals help support your accounting and reporting needs.

How can we help you?

To discuss how our team can help your business, contact us by phone at 800.274.3978 or

We can assist with:

  • Accounting for complex debt and equity financings, debt modifications, financial instruments and derivatives
  • Responses to SEC comment letters
  • Impairment analyses for both goodwill and long-lived assets
  • Analysis of share-based payments
  • Selection of the reporting currency and the analysis of foreign currency transactions
  • Identification of appropriate consolidation models including consideration of variable interest or voting interest entities
  • Audit readiness support – Preparation of financial statements and disclosures, identification of weaknesses, audit support for complex accounting matters
  • On-call advisory services
  • Outsourced financial accounting support  

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Reevaluate debt securities with noncontingent call options

For each reporting period, an entity should reevaluate whether a callable debt security is within the scope of ASC 310-20-35-33.

Impact of COVID-19: Goodwill impairment considerations

Our white paper discusses many relevant matters related to, and the impact of COVID-19 on, goodwill impairment testing.

SEC amends certain auditor independence requirements

The SEC recently updated certain of its auditor independence requirements to more effectively focus the independence analysis.

Qualitative assessment of goodwill impairment upon triggering event

In this article, we discuss the qualitative assessment of goodwill impairment upon the occurrence of a triggering event.

Updated disclosures for bank and savings and loan registrants

The SEC recently updated the statistical disclosure requirements applicable to bank and savings and loan registrants.

Goodwill impairment testing when carrying amount is trending downward

RSM discusses goodwill impairment testing when a reporting unit or an entity has a downward-trending positive carrying amount.