Category Archives: Credit Unions

Credit Unions – What We’ve Seen + What We Expect to See

By Brian Sullivan

What We Have Seen in 2017 Credit unions have seen their profitability continue to stabilize in 2017 when compared to 2012. Through the first six months of 2017, credit unions have maintained a return on assets of 0.76% which is almost what it was a year ago. For the first half of 2017 the interest […]

CECL – It’s coming and how to prepare

By Brian Sullivan, CPA, Partner

In June of 2016 the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) finally issued its pronouncement on the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL). Although this pronouncement does not go into effect until the year 2021 this is not something you should put on the back burner. CECL is going to take time and planning in order to […]

Credit Unions – What We’ve Seen and What We Expect To See

By Brian Sullivan

What we have seen in 2015: Credit unions have seen their profitability continue to stabilize in 2015 when compared to 2014. Through the first six months of 2015, credit unions maintained a return on assets of 0.80% which is exactly what it was a year ago. For the first half of 2015 the interest margins […]

Credit Union Update: Mergers

By Brian Sullivan, CPA, Audit Manager; and Clark Moorehead, CPA, Auditor

Accounting for mergers under the old accounting rules wasrelatively straightforward. To form the combined entity, the book values of the acquiring and acquired credit unions were added together. Beginning in January 2009, this “pooling of interests” accounting was replaced with the more complex “purchase accounting.” Under the purchase accounting rules, the acquired credit union and […]

Make Your Mission Statement More Than a Wall Ornament

Many companies spend a lot of time and money creating mission statements to highlight their products and services and align employees around a common vision. But the fact is that many mission statements fail, becoming nothing more than a wall ornament or a bunch of words tucked into a seldom-read company handbook. For the most part, […]

Credit Unions: What We’ve Seen and What We Expect To See

By Brian Sullivan

WHAT WE HAVE SEEN IN 2014 Credit unions have seen their profitability continue to stabilize in 2014 when compared to 2012. Through the first six months of 2014, credit unions have maintained a return on assets of 0.80%. For the first half of 2014 the interest margins continue to tighten as yields on loans have […]

2014 Federal Tax Returns: Something Borrowed, Something New

Tax season is finally here. The deadline for calendar-year corporations to file a return (or an extension) is Monday, March 16. The deadline for individuals to file their income tax returns (or an extension) is Wednesday, April 15. As businesses and individuals start gathering financial records to give to their tax professionals, they should know how […]

Disaster Recovery: Ask ‘What If?’

Disasters never happen at a good time. But the timing is irrelevant. What counts is that your business can recover quickly with minimal long-term effects. And that means having a disaster recovery program in place so that your company is well-positioned to respond to — and rebound from — a wide range of calamities. The issues your […]

Violence Strikes the Workplace

Workplace violence isn’t just limited to high-risk jobs such as police officers, taxi drivers and late night convenience store clerks. It happens everywhere, as illustrated by recent high-profile cases. Workplace shootings have occurred at all types of businesses including factories, hospitals, engineering firms, advertising agencies and colleges. Testing Issues Some employers have tried testing to gauge the propensity for violence […]

The Latest News on the Personal Use of Company Cars

The free use of a company car is one of the best perks an employee may be entitled to as part of a compensation package. But the benefit to the employee isn’t completely “free” under current tax law. Essentially, personal use of a company car is treated as a taxable fringe benefit, subject to income tax […]