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Episode 62
July 25, 2022

The Lease Accounting Standard

Guest Speakers:
  • Lisa Kaestle, Kunali Shah
On this episode of Order Up, Karly is joined by Kunali Shah, Controller at California Pizza Kitchen, and Lisa Kaestle, Director at Grant Thornton. The pair help shed some light on the lease accounting standard and why it’s such a hot topic right now.

(01:06) - Who is Kunali Shah?
(02:03) - Who is Lisa Kaestle?
(02:43) - All about operating leases
(04:08) - Other leasing assets
(06:19) - Software selection and rates
(08:16) - Challenges
(11:30) - Completeness
(14:22) - Methodology and future considerations
(17:24) - Auditing focuses
(18:42) - Getting an early start
(20:31) - Final advice

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