• Course Information

    Title: Current Developments: Accounting and Financial Reporting - 2018
    Category: Accounting and Auditing
    Field of Study: Accounting
    Course Code: A018-0254
    CPE Credits: 16.0
    Price: $99.95
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Description

Description:
The purpose of this course is to inform the reader of the various changes to accounting and financial reporting affecting the accounting professional. Topics include a review of proposed FASB projects including those related to financial performance, leases, and financial instruments, practice issues involving the statement of cash flows, fair value reporting, pensions, the international convergence project, little GAAP, and more. The structure of the course is to encourage the reader to recall existing GAAP rules coupled with identifying, stating and outlining rules related to new and proposed pronouncements.

Delivery Method: Online Interactive Self Study

Level: Overview

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

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Course Details

Author: Steven C. Fustolo

Category: Accounting and Auditing

Field of Study: Accounting

Passing Score: 70%

Publication Date: 03/20/2018

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Objectives

Objectives:
Part 1:
1. Identify some of the 12 recommended principles for the Comprehensive Business Reporting Model
2. Recall the definition of free cash flow
3. Recognize some of the key ratios used to analyze working capital
4. Identify some of the symptoms of inefficiently managed working capital
5. Identify some of the key differences in the claw-back provisions found in Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank
6. Recognize some of the key issues and changes facing company pension plans and their unfunded status
7. Identify some of the key benefits and disadvantages of the principles-based system
8. Identify some of the changes proposed to lease accounting including the impact on financial statements and key ratios
9. Recognize the general structure of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification (ASC)
10. Recognize some of the differences between IFRS for SMEs and IFRS
11. Identify some of the GAAP rules for measuring and recording a deferred tax asset and related valuation account
12. Identify some unusual transactions and how they are recorded on the statement of cash flows

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Profession

NASBA: Yes

QAS: Yes

CPA: Suitable for all CPAs

IRS: No IRS credit for Enrolled Agents.

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