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News Release 2019-91 | August 15, 2019

Bank Accounting Advisory Series Updated

WASHINGTON—The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today released an update to the Bank Accounting Advisory Series (BAAS).

The BAAS covers a variety of topics and promotes consistent application of accounting standards among national banks and federal savings associations.

This edition of the BAAS reflects accounting standards issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board on such topics as hedging and credit losses. Additionally, this edition includes recent answers to frequently asked questions from the industry and examiners.

The BAAS does not represent official rules or regulations of the OCC. Rather, it represents the OCC’s Office of the Chief Accountant’s interpretations of generally accepted accounting principles and regulatory guidance based on the facts and circumstances presented. National banks and federal savings associations that deviate from these stated interpretations may raise supervisory concerns.

The OCC updates the BAAS annually.

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