A new accounting principle was issued in 2016 from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) which will make the most of people firms in 2019, and 2020 to the rest of the entities. Companies must report working leases in their balance sheets. What Spurred These Changes? Since the Enron scandal in 2001, in which executives left the company seem more powerful than it had been by omitting some commitments in your balance sheet, bookkeeping boards are working on upgrading and enhancing the overall transparency of accounting criteria. One area requiring improvement has been the transparency of leases. As it stands now, businesses are required to say rental obligations.