FASB Redesigns Technical Agenda Website

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) today relaunched its technical agenda web page to provide a more user-friendly graphic overview of each Board project and enable visitors to better understand how individual projects relate to the Board’s overall activities. The new plan is found at fasb.org/technicalagenda.

The new web view groups the FASB’s technical agenda into project “families” and offers a comprehensive timeline of activities for each project. Visitors can more easily determine the current project status, review documents and announcements from completed project stages, identify what steps lie ahead, and access additional project resources. The updated web page is designed to accommodate a wide variety of users, including both those who are familiar with the FASB and its standard-setting activities and those who are less well acquainted.

“This new website resource is designed to inform visitors at a glance on where any given FASB project stands, the steps it took to get there, and what is coming up,” said FASB Chairman Russell G. Golden. “While this information was available on the site previously, the new plan presents it in a more visual, intuitive manner that brings stakeholders up-to-speed quickly and also provides click-through access to all the resources they might need.”

The technical agenda groupings, which reflect the Board’s strategic standard-setting goals, include:

  • Framework
  • Recognition & Measurement
  • Presentation & Disclosure
  • Research
  • Post-Issuance Activities
  • An alphabetical listing of all projects.

For ease of identification, projects that originated with Private Company Council (PCC) and Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF) efforts are tagged as such. Links are included to sign up for project updates issued via Rich Site Summary (RSS) feed.