FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING STANDARDS BOARD
The FASB is the designated organization in the private sector for establishing standards of financial accounting that govern the preparation of financial reports by nongovernmental organizations. Those standards are officially recognized as authoritative by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
FASB Private Company Council
The PCC determines alternatives to existing nongovernmental GAAP to address the needs of users of private company financial statements, based on criteria mutually agreed upon by the PCC and the FASB. Before being incorporated into GAAP, PCC recommendations are subject to a FASB endorsement process.
U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
The mission of the SEC is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.
PUBLIC COMPANY ACCOUNTING OVERSIGHT BOARD
The PCAOB is a nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, accurate and independent audit reports. The PCAOB also oversees the audits of broker-dealers, including compliance reports filed pursuant to federal securities laws, to promote investor protection.
The Appraisal Foundation
The Appraisal Foundation is dedicated to promoting professionalism and ensuring public trust in the valuation profession. This is accomplished through the promulgation of standards, appraiser qualifications, and guidance regarding valuation methods and techniques.
The IFRS Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organization working in the public interest. Our primary mission is to develop a single set of high quality, understandable, enforceable and globally accepted International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) based upon clearly articulated principles.
International Valuation Standards Council
The IVSC is an independent, not-for-profit, private sector organization. The objectives of the IVSC are to strengthen the worldwide valuation profession by: developing high quality international standards and supporting their adoption and use, facilitating collaboration and cooperation among its member organizations, collaborating and cooperating with other international organizations, and serving as the international voice for the valuation profession. In pursuit of these objectives, the IVSC places paramount importance on protecting the public interest.
U.s. Department of Labor
The mission of the U.S. Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the U.S.; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.
Internal Revenue Service
The mission of the IRS is to provide America’s taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and enforce the law with integrity and fairness to all.
The esop association
The ESOP Association is focused on preserving and promoting employee stock ownership through the employee stock ownership plan structure. Its main concentrations are enhancing laws before Congress and regulatory agencies that govern ESOPs and providing its members with expert educational ESOP programming and information.
The national center for employee ownership
The National Center for Employee Ownership is a private, nonprofit membership and research organization that serves as the leading source of accurate, unbiased information on ESOPs, equity compensation plans, and ownership culture.
The S Corporation Association
The S Corporation Association is devoted to promoting and protecting the interests of America’s 4.5 million S corporations.