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Published by Financial Accounting Standards Board of the Financial Accounting Foundation in Stamford, Conn. (High Ridge Park, Stamford 06905) .
Written in English


  • Wages -- Accounting.,
  • Leave of absence -- Accounting.

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SeriesStatement of financial accounting standards ;, no. 43
LC ClassificationsHF5681.W3 F54 1980
The Physical Object
Pagination12 p. ;
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3821011M
LC Control Number81130448

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  This chapter describes the accounting and financial reporting requirements for compensated absences, which are based on the requirements of GASB Statement 16 (GASBS 16). One of the objectives in accounting for compensated absences is the matching of compensation expense with the benefits received from an employee's work. Accounting for Compensated Absences (Issued 11/80) Summary This Statement requires an employer to accrue a liability for employees' rights to receive compensation for future absences when certain conditions are met. For example, this Statement requires a liability to be accrued for vacation benefits that employees have earned but have not yet. that generally accepted accounting principles require that compensated absences be accounted for on the accrual basis and (b) to clarify the accounting for those absences. Some respondents requested guidance on how compensated absences should be accounted for in interim periods.   After you calculate the vacation time accrued for each employee, you will need to record them in your business’s books. Be sure to record vacation accrued at the end of your accounting period. You will debit one account and credit the opposite account. The accounts you debit and credit depend on if the vacation is accrued or used by the employee.

Cite the proper accounting for loss contingencies, compensated absences, research and development, acquired software, and stock-based compensation. Chapter 7. Specify how the contribution margin, breakeven levels, and margin of safety can be calculated and how they are used, as well as the determinants of demand. Chapter 8. As workers strive for more work-life balance, vacation time is a valuable employee benefit. And GAAP has a say in how it should be treated for accounting purposes. GAAP uses the term compensated absences to encompass all employee absences, such as vacation, illness, and holidays. Specifically, absences for which employees will be paid.   Specifically I'm looking for 1) possible accounting-related gotchas as you transition b/t policies, and 2) suggestions on how management would sell/communicate such a policy change to the employees (it's important the employee morale stay positive but the company wouldn't want to pay out cash on any of the current balances - it seems preferable. Compensated Absences—Reexamination of Statement Project Description: The objective of this project is to address certain issues related to accounting and financial reporting for compensated project will consider improvements to the existing guidance in Statement No. 16, Accounting for Compensated Absences, related to: (1) addressing certain types of accrued leave .

compensated absences definition. A term used in accounting that refers to employees' time off with pay for vacations, holidays, and sick days. Companies that are obligated to pay for these days off are required by the matching principle to record the expense for these fringe benefits when the employees are working, since the benefits are a part of the employees' compensation.   Allocating Cost of Compensated Personal Absence to Cost Objectives. CAS (e) and CAS (b) require that the costs of compensated personal absence be allocated on a pro-rata basis that reflects the total of such costs and the total of the allocation base for the entire cost accounting period. Vacation leave and similar compensated absences (with the exception of sick leave) should be accrued when the benefits are earned and it is probable that the employee will be compensated through paid time off or some other means, subject to the modified accrual basis of accounting . Accounting for compensated absences as a current liability, compensated absences are where the company pays employees for paid time off for vacation, sicknes.