This podcast shares insights on accounting for investment securities.
Every Tuesday in August, Bret Dooley is taking over the podcast to share insights on financial instruments hot topics. In each episode, Bret will discuss 5 things you need to know in 25 minutes.
To kick off the series, Bret shares insights on accounting for investment securities, a topic of recent headlines. He breaks down the complexities of held-to-maturity and available-for-sale securities, and touches on foreign currency bonds.
In this episode, you’ll hear discussion of:
  • 2:05 - Key reminders for identifying and accounting for debt securities
  • 6:32 - Accounting for held-to-maturity (HTM) securities and the long-term implications of HTM designation
  • 12:30 - Tips on accounting for unrealized losses on available-for-sale (AFS) securities
  • 17:18 - An overview of accounting for foreign currency bonds
  • 19:25 - Complexities in the application of the measurement alternative model for equity securities

For more information, read chapters 2, 3, and 8 of our Loans and investments guide.
About our guest
Bret Dooley is a Deputy Chief Accountant in PwC’s National office and leads teams focused on the financial services sectors and accounting for financial instruments. He has over 25 years of experience in the financial services, banking, and capital markets industries. Bret focuses on emerging financial reporting issues related to financial instruments, developing interpretive guidance, and assisting clients in resolving complex accounting matters.
About our host
Heather Horn is PwC’s National office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series. With over 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
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