Private Company Council (PCC)

History of Establishing the PCC

Background and history of the events leading up to the creation of the PCC, including the final plan, comment letters, public roundtables, and the initial FAF plan to create a private company standards council.

May 2012
Financial Accounting Foundation Board of Trustees Establishes Private Company Council (PCC)

On Wednesday, May 23, 2012, the Financial Accounting Foundation’s Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the Private Company Council (PCC), a new body to improve the process of setting accounting standards for private companies. The final plan was issued (and announced via press release) on Tuesday, May 30, 2012.

Read the Summary of Comment Letters, or read through the comment letters received on the Plan to Establish the Private Company Standards Improvement Council.

Roundtables

The FAF held four public roundtables to listen to stakeholder feedback on the Plan to Establish the Private Company Standards Improvement Council.

January 18, 2012—Atlanta, GA
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  • Meeting Summary 
January 26, 2012—Fort Worth, TX
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  • Meeting Summary 
February 7, 2012—Palo Alto, CA (Stanford)
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  • Meeting Summary 
March 1, 2012—Boston, MA
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  • Meeting Summary 

2011
The FAF issues the Plan to Establish the Private Company Standards Improvement Council in October 2011.

The AICPA issues Blue-Ribbon” Panel Report in January 2011

  • In December 2009, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF), the parent organization of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) established a “blue-ribbon” panel (the Panel or BRP) to address how accounting standards can best meet the needs of users of U.S. private company financial statements.
  • The Panel was charged with providing recommendations on the future of standard setting for private companies to the FAF Board of Trustees (the Trustees). This report represents the culmination of the Panel’s work and includes its members’ recommendations to the FAF Trustees.