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+    Revenue Recognition: The New Guidelines 3 Online $44.99 View

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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On May 28, 2014, after years of deliberations, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (the FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (the IASB) jointly issued the Accounting Standard Update (ASU) No. 2014-09.  This new revenue recognition standard will replace virtually all revenue recognition guidance found in U.S. GAAP and IFRS, including the existing guidance found in Topic 605, Revenue Recognition.

 

The new revenue standard creates a single source of revenue guidance for all companies in all industries. This is a significant difference from the guidance used currently, which contains many instances of industry- or transaction-specific recommendations.  This course reviews many of the new provisions.

 

Field of Study

Accounting

Level of Knowledge

Overview

Prerequisite

General Accounting

Advanced Preparation

None

 

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+    Techniques Of Financial Analysis, Modeling, And Forecasting 19 Online $129.00 View

This comprehensive course gives you every sales and financial forecasting formula and modeling techniques you need to analyze your operation both as a whole and by segment. You'll be provided with proven techniques that help you identify and fix problem areas, analysis techniques that help you evaluate proposals for profit potential, proven methods that improve the accuracy of your short- and long-term forecasting, analysis tools that help you better manage working capital, cash, and accounts receivable, plus much more. You also receive dozens of worked-out models and modeling techniques that simplify your most difficult business decisions, and are easy to adapt to any computer spreadsheet program. This course supplies company accountants, treasurers, CFOs with all the forecasting techniques needed to financially analyze a business as a whole or a segment. Includes analysis techniques, methods for improving forecasting accuracy, analysis tools for managing capital, and more.

 

Field of Study

Finance

Level of Knowledge

Intermediate

Prerequisite

None

Advanced Preparation

None

 

 

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Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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+    The Sarbanes-Oxley Act And Corporate Governance 11 Online $79.00 View

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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The past years has witnessed a number of high-profile corporate scandals: Enron, Tyco International, Healthsouth, Global Crossing, and WorldCom (now-MCI).  While these are the most glaring, there are many more companies whose shareholders and employees have suffered as stock prices have fallen, such as Cisco, Nokia, Lucent Technologies, and most internet-related businesses. The course examines recent developments in finance and accounting and a series of corporate accounting scandals on the heels of the Enron debacle that have led to new sweeping accounting guidelines, proposals, and legislation—most notably, the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act. Many of the issues surrounding the SOX Act—especially Section 402, Internal Control over Financial Reporting and Sections 302 and 906, Management Certifications —are discussed. The general issues on corporate governance and corporate social responsibility (CSR), including stock option expensing, are also covered. The illegal practice of stock option backdating is described as well.

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+    Derivatives & Hedging for Accountants N/A Online $119.00 View

A derivative is a financial product that derives its value based on an underlying asset, liability or other variable (such as an interest rate, foreign currency or commodity price). Derivatives have become very popular tools for “hedging” (i.e. reducing) financial risk; they have also become an increasingly standard item on big companies' balance sheets. Yet understanding how they work, what they are used for and how they can affect the bottom line of a business has proven to be a significant challenge for the accounting and auditing industries.

This course provides an “accountant-friendly” overview of financial risk management and derivative instruments. This overview focuses on the various types of risk that impact financial markets today, as well as the four major categories of derivatives commonly used to hedge these risks (i.e. forwards, futures, swaps and options).

COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

• Define the various types of risk that impact financial markets.
• Describe the unique characteristics of forwards, futures, swaps and options.
• Recognize appropriate hedging practices using derivative instruments.

Chapter 1
Introduction to Derivatives and Hedging

After studying this chapter participants should be able to:

• Define the various types of risk that impact financial markets.
• Recognize proper financial risk management practices.
• Describe the tools used to manage financial risk.

Chapter 2
Forwards

After studying this chapter participants should be able to:

• Describe the unique characteristics of forward contracts.
• Recognize appropriate hedging practices using forward contracts.
• Calculate the payoff from a forward contract.
• Calculate forward prices and describe the effects of arbitrage on forward pricing.

Chapter 3
Futures

After studying this chapter participants should be able to:

• Describe the differences between futures and forwards.
• Explain the mechanics of futures exchanges.
• Calculate futures daily margin requirements.
• Describe the financial and operational risks associated with using futures contracts as hedging tools.

Chapter 4
Swaps

After studying this chapter participants should be able to:

• Describe the unique characteristics of swap agreements and recognize the differences between the various types of swaps.
• Calculate swap settlement amounts.
• Recognize appropriate hedging practices using swaps.

Chapter 5

After studying this chapter participants should be able to:

• Describe the unique characteristics of option contracts.
• Recognize the differences between option contracts and other types of derivative products.
• Recognize appropriate hedging practices using option contracts.
• Calculate the payoff from an option contract.

 

 

 

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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+    Fair Value Accounting: An Overview 5 Online $49.00 View

Numerous FASB Standards have been issued requiring certain items to be measured and reported at “fair value” on the Balance Sheet. Prior to the release of ASC 820 Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures (formerly known as SFAS 157), the concept of “fair value” had never been formally defined in U.S. accounting literature. Since its issuance in September 2006, ASC 820 has become one the most controversial accounting standards ever released.

This course provides a conceptual review of fair value accounting, as outlined in ASC 820 and other U.S. accounting standards. This review includes discussions on the ongoing controversy surrounding its impact on the global economy, as well as the current FASB & IASB proposals that will potentially require fair value accounting for all financial instruments. Finally, this course will provide an overview of the authoritative guidance for auditing fair value measurements and disclosures, SAS No. 101.

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None

Delivery Method:
Self-Study
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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Chapter 1
The Evolution of Fair Value

After studying this chapter participants should be able to:

• Define the ‘historical cost’ method of accounting and calculate the current ‘amortized cost’ of assets and liabilities accounted for under this method.
• Define the ‘fair value’ method of accounting for assets and liabilities and recognize accounting practices consistent with this method.
• Recognize the differences between the ‘historical cost’ and ‘fair value’ methods of accounting.

Chapter 2
Measurement

After studying this chapter participants should be able to:

• Define ‘fair value’ as outlined in ASC 820 Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures.
• Recognize accounting practices that are consistent with the fair value framework established in ASC 820.

Chapter 3
Valuation Techniques & Inputs

After studying this chapter participants should be able to:


• Recognize valuation techniques that are consistent with the guidance of ASC 820.
• Recognize the proper classification of valuation inputs into the levels of the fair value hierarchy.

Chapter 4
Auditing Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures

After studying this chapter participants should be able to:


• Recognize accounting practices consistent with the fair value disclosure requirements outlined in ASC 820.
• Recognize auditing practices consistent with the standards of fieldwork related to auditing fair value measurements and disclosures included in SAS No. 101.
• Explain the roles that management and the auditor have in the fair value measurement process.

Chapter 5
The Fair Value Option

After studying this chapter participants should be able to:


• Recognize the proper application of the fair value option under ASC 825-10.
• Identify assets & liabilities that are eligible for the fair value option.

Chapter 6
The Future of Fair Value

After studying this chapter participants should be able to:


• Describe the ongoing FASB/IASB “convergence” project and its impact on fair value accounting
• Describe the principal arguments against fair value accounting
• Explain the limitations of applying the ASC 820 definition of fair value when markets are illiquid or inactive


+    Nonprofit Finance: A Practical Guide 12 Online $129.00 View

 

 

This publication provides a detailed overview of the major nonprofit areas for persons interested in the financial operations of an organization, such as financial statements, accounting, grant management, internal controls and tax issues.

                I recommend this publication as a useful, practical resource for any new controller, manager, board member, or CFO working in the nonprofit sector. Maybe you have questions regarding operations or specific accounting issues, such as:

·         Is the nonprofit tax-exempt?

·         What are “funds” or “net assets”?

·         What is a “release of net assets”?

·         What is a Statement of Position?

·         What is a Statement of Activities?

This course answers these questions and others you may have in the back of your mind regarding the nonprofit sector. Some chapters are more technical than others are, so if you’re not accounting-oriented, you may still understand the concepts as terms and vocabulary are explained with numerous examples to clarify typical nonprofit models of operation, taxes, and financial reporting.

Samples of letters, forms, and reports pertinent to the nonprofit world are presented along with vignettes of my own experiences and recommendations, giving this material a different perspective from a purely academic or technical approach.

Each chapter covers an important topic within the nonprofit world, combining theory and practical information to make the issues clear and straightforward to understand.

Upcoming changes to financial statements are covered here including significant aspects of FASB ASU 2016-14 Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities. We also review ASU 2014-09 Revenue from Contracts with Customers and ASU 2016-02 Leases.

The publication is based on the IRS, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and other government publications, including the “Super Circular,” a federal grant guide. Please note that, like everything in life, things change, and you must keep up with the updates in the law and accounting regulations that come along, not yet picked up by this publication. 

I hope you find this publication an informative and valuable resource to better understand and appreciate the nonprofit sector.


+    IFRS Learning Module 1: Presentation of IFRS Financial Statements 3 Online $59.00 View

IFRS Learning Modules are a series of courses that provide in-depth overviews of various topics related to International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”). IFRS represents the global accounting principles that provide the foundation for most of the world’s financial reporting. These Standards establish the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure requirements for transactions and events reflected in IFRS financial statements.

The growing acceptance of IFRS as a basis for U.S. financial reporting represents a fundamental change for the U.S. accounting profession. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and their U.S. equivalent (the FASB) have made commitments towards the convergence of U.S. GAAP and IFRS and are working to eliminate as many differences between the two Standards as possible. In addition, the Securities and Exchange Commission has endorsed the outright adoption of IFRS in the United States. Therefore it is clear that IFRS represents the future of financial accounting and reporting in the United States.

Module 1 of the IFRS Learning Module series provides a “deep dive” into the principles governing the presentation of financial statements under IFRS. This includes a review of the IASB’s Framework, which addresses the concepts underlying the information presented in IFRS financial statements. It also includes detailed discussions of the IAS 1 Presentation of Financial Statements and IAS 7 Statement of Cash Flows. Finally, this course provides an in-depth look at the joint IASB/FASB project that will result in sweeping changes to financial statement presentation in the near future.

COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

• Identify financial reports that are within the scope of the IASB Framework.
• Recognize practices that are consistent with the underlying assumptions and qualitative characteristics of financial statements prepared in accordance with the IASB Framework.
• Describe the characteristics of general purpose financial statements required under IFRS.
• Identify and classify the various elements of IFRS financial statements.
• Describe the IASB/FASB joint project on financial statement presentation and its impact on financial reporting
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Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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+    IFRS Learning Module 2 : Accounting Changes and Error Corrections 2 Online $22.99 View

IFRS Learning Modules are a series of courses that provide in-depth overviews of various topics related to International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”). IFRS represents the global accounting principles that provide the foundation for most of the world’s financial reporting. These Standards establish the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure requirements for transactions and events reflected in IFRS financial statements.

The growing acceptance of IFRS as a basis for U.S. financial reporting represents a fundamental change for the U.S. accounting profession. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and their U.S. equivalent (the FASB) have made commitments towards the convergence of U.S. GAAP and IFRS and are working to eliminate as many differences between the two Standards as possible. In addition, the Securities and Exchange Commission has endorsed the outright adoption of IFRS in the United States. Therefore it is clear that IFRS represents the future of financial accounting and reporting in the United States.

Module 2 of the IFRS Learning Module series presents an overview of IAS 8 Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors and discusses the IASB’s and FASB’s efforts towards achieving convergence in these areas of financial reporting.


Learning Objectives

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Properly classify accounting changes (i.e. changes in accounting policy, changes in accounting estimates, and error corrections) per the guidelines of IAS 8.
  • Describe the recognition and disclosure requirements for each type of accounting change under IAS 8.
  • Describe the similarities and differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP in the area of accounting changes.

 

 

 

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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+    IFRS Learning Module 3: Events after the Reporting Period 1 Online $22.99 View

IFRS Learning Modules are a series of courses that provide in-depth overviews of various topics related to International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”). IFRS represents the global accounting principles that provide the foundation for most of the world’s financial reporting. These Standards establish the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure requirements for transactions and events reflected in IFRS financial statements.

The growing acceptance of IFRS as a basis for U.S. financial reporting represents a fundamental change for the U.S. accounting profession. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and their U.S. equivalent (the FASB) have made commitments towards the convergence of U.S. GAAP and IFRS and are working to eliminate as many differences between the two Standards as possible. In addition, the Securities and Exchange Commission has endorsed the outright adoption of IFRS in the United States. Therefore it is clear that IFRS represents the future of financial accounting and reporting in the United States.

Module 3 of the IFRS Learning Module series presents an overview of IAS 10 Events after the Reporting Period (a topic commonly referred to as “subsequent events” under U.S. GAAP) and discusses the IASB’s and FASB’s efforts towards achieving convergence in this area of financial reporting.


Learning Objectives

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Define “events after the reporting period” per the guidelines of IAS 10.
  • Describe the recognition and disclosure requirements for events after the reporting period under IAS 10.
  • Describe the similarities and differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP in the area of events after the reporting period (a.k.a. “subsequent events”).

 

 

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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+    IFRS Learning Module 4: Inventories 3 Online $44.99 View

IFRS Learning Modules are a series of courses that provide in-depth overviews of various topics related to International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”). IFRS represents the global accounting principles that provide the foundation for most of the world’s financial reporting. These Standards establish the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure requirements for transactions and events reflected in IFRS financial statements.

The growing acceptance of IFRS as a basis for U.S. financial reporting represents a fundamental change for the U.S. accounting profession. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and their U.S. equivalent (the FASB) have made commitments towards the convergence of U.S. GAAP and IFRS and are working to eliminate as many differences between the two Standards as possible. In addition, the Securities and Exchange Commission has endorsed the outright adoption of IFRS in the United States. Therefore it is clear that IFRS represents the future of financial accounting and reporting in the United States.

Module 4 of the IFRS Learning Module series presents an overview of IAS 2 Inventories, the accounting standard for classifying and measuring inventories in IFRS financial statements. This module also discusses the IASB’s and FASB’s efforts towards achieving convergence in this area of financial reporting.


Learning Objectives

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify major classifications of inventory.
  • Distinguish between perpetual and periodic inventory systems.
  • Describe the items to include as inventory cost.
  • Describe and compare the formulas used to measure inventories in IFRS financial statements.
  • Explain when reporting entities measure inventories at net realizable value in IFRS financial statements.

 

 

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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+    IFRS Learning Module 5: Segment Reporting 2 Online $33.50 View

IFRS Learning Modules are a series of courses that provide in-depth overviews of various topics related to International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”). IFRS represents the global accounting principles that provide the foundation for most of the world’s financial reporting. These Standards establish the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure requirements for transactions and events reflected in IFRS financial statements.

The growing acceptance of IFRS as a basis for U.S. financial reporting represents a fundamental change for the U.S. accounting profession. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and their U.S. equivalent (the FASB) have made commitments towards the convergence of U.S. GAAP and IFRS and are working to eliminate as many differences between the two Standards as possible. In addition, the Securities and Exchange Commission has endorsed the outright adoption of IFRS in the United States. Therefore it is clear that IFRS represents the future of financial accounting and reporting in the United States.

Module 5 of the IFRS Learning Module series presents an overview of IFRS 8 Operating Segments; this overview includes a detailed discussion of the processes for identifying, aggregating and reporting operating segments in IFRS financial statements. The course also discusses the IASB’s and FASB’s efforts towards achieving convergence in segment reporting.


Learning Objectives

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Explain the process for identifying operating segments under IFRS 8.
  • Identify reportable segments based on the guidelines and quantitative thresholds provided in IFRS 8.
  • Describe the disclosure requirements of IFRS 8.
  • Describe the similarities and differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP in the area of segment reporting.

 

 

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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+    IFRS Learning Module 6: Earnings per Share 2 Online $29.99 View

IFRS Learning Modules are a series of courses that provide in-depth overviews of various topics related to International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”). IFRS represents the global accounting principles that provide the foundation for most of the world’s financial reporting. These Standards establish the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure requirements for transactions and events reflected in IFRS financial statements.

The growing acceptance of IFRS as a basis for U.S. financial reporting represents a fundamental change for the U.S. accounting profession. The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and their U.S. equivalent (the FASB) have made commitments towards the convergence of U.S. GAAP and IFRS and are working to eliminate as many differences between the two Standards as possible. In addition, the Securities and Exchange Commission has endorsed the outright adoption of IFRS in the United States. Therefore it is clear that IFRS represents the future of financial accounting and reporting in the United States.

Module 6 of the IFRS Learning Module series presents an overview of IAS 33 Earnings per Share; this overview includes a detailed discussion of the processes for calculating and reporting earnings per share measurements in IFRS financial statements. The course also discusses the IASB’s and FASB’s efforts towards achieving convergence in EPS reporting.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

  • Calculate basic and diluted earnings per share.
  • Describe the presentation and disclosure requirements of IAS 33.
  • Describe the similarities and differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP in the area of earnings per share.

 

 

Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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+    The Income Statement: Accounting And Reporting 4 Online $39.99 View

This courser addresses income statement accounting and reporting. It discusses a variety of accounting issues surrounding income statement items and related information; the format of the income statement, major income statement categories, extraordinary and nonrecurring items, discontinued operations, research and development costs, deferred compensation arrangements, share-based payment, compensation expense arising under a stock option plan, insurance costs, and earnings per share (EPS) calculation.   

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Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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+    Balance Sheet Reporting: Assets 4 Online $39.99 View

This course discusses generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for assets. It includes a discussion of accounts and loans receivable, inventory, prepaid expenses, fixed assets, capitalized interest, exchange of assets, impairment of assets, involuntary conversion, intangibles, and transfer of financial assets. Promulgated GAAP for current assets is provided in ASC 210-10-45-1 through 45-3, Balance Sheet: Overall. Current assets have a life of one year or the normal operating cycle of the business, whichever is greater. The accounting policies and any restrictions on current assets must be disclosed.

 

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Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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+    Balance Sheet Reporting: Liabilities 3 Online $28.99 View

This course discusses the accounting, reporting, and disclosures associated with liabilities covered in ASC 210-10-45-5 through 45-12 and 470-10, Balance Sheet: Overall. Topics include loss contingencies, compensated absences, termination benefits, troubled debt restructuring, refinancing of current to noncurrent debt, callable obligations by creditors, issuance of bonds, calling debt, imputing interest on noninterest notes payable, environmental liabilities, and offsetting of liabilities.

 

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Additional Contents : Complete, no additional material needed
Advance Preparation : None
Intended Participants :
Any CPA looking to maintain or enhance their professional competence

Course Declaration : Participants must complete the final examination within one year of purchase. A minimum passing grade of 70% or better is required to receive CPE
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