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Any company that has gone through a merger and acquisition (M&A) understands the complexity involved in accounting for divestitures. Covered under ASC 805 (formerly SFAS 141), accounting for divestitures — along with accounting for business combinations, discontinued operations, impairments, intangibles and segment reporting — poses many challenges for businesses and...

For the purposes of maintaining control over internal accounts and safeguarding long-term accounting consistency, it is integral to create efficient period-end closing procedures. Though these systems can be complex, a well-planned set of internal controls can make the period-end close process more manageable as well as ensure a desirable outcome. Ultimately, the...