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 Title  Credit  Format  Price  View
+    Accounts Receivable Best Practices for Small to Medium Sized Commercial Entities 2 Online $19.99 View

This course reviews best practices in the accounts receivable function of small to medium commercial entities as it relates to invoicing and pricing. It also focuses on credit best practices including credit evaluation, use of Z Score and other ratios and methods to secure customer payment when open ended credit is deemed too risky. Collection best practices are explored including those related to account reconciliation. Payment application, internal controls and available banking technology are also reviewed.

This course is appropriate for any CPA who has a beginning to moderate degree of familiarity with the accounts receivable function.

 

Course Learning Objectives

To manage the receivables function efficiently


Upon completion of this course, you should:

• Understand the importance of the billing, pricing and credit memo process to accounts receivable best practices • Apply customer credit evaluation techniques • Use the Altman Z score and other ratios in evaluating customers • Understand non-traditional methods to secure customer payment • Apply best practices to the collection function • Appreciate the importance of customer account reconciliation and minimize the time spent on this activity • Understand the importance of internal controls and the payment application function • Be aware of technology available in the banking system to speed payment application and account reconciliation.

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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+    101 Financial Solutions: Diagnosis and Remedy 10 Online $74.99 View

Course Description

A manager’s success depends largely on his or her ability to manage a company’s assets. This mission is complicated by the interdependent nature of a company’s finances. One short-term financial problem, such as a cash flow shortage, can cause a longer-term credit problem, such as denials for bank loans. The successful manager must be able to quickly identify and resolve such short-term problems in order to prevent their long-term deleterious effects. This course is intended for effective business managers and entrepreneurs. Covering every facet of the daily management of a business’s finances, it is designed to help managers pinpoint, remedy, and prevent business and financial problems. In each case, it also points out potential ripple effects—the ways in which a problem in one sector can disrupt operations in other areas.

 

Field of Study

Management Services

Level of Knowledge

Overview

Prerequisite

Basic Math

Advanced Preparation

None

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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+    A Practical Guide To Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures 6 Online $49.99 View

Course Description:

This course discusses all facets of mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and divestitures, including deciding on terms, key factors to consider, pros and cons, types of arrangements, evaluative criteria, valuation methods, financial effects of a merger, holding companies, takeover bids, SEC filing requirements, accounting and reporting requirements for business combinations, and financial analysis of combinations. Also addressed is emergence of corporate development officers (CDOs).

 

Field of Study

Finance

Level of Knowledge

Overview

Prerequisite

None

Advanced Preparation

Basic Accounting

 

 

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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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+    Accountant’s Guide to Financial Management 15 Online $94.99 View

Course Description

 

This course is designed for accountants who must have financial knowledge but has not had formal training in finance. Topics include: The Sarbanes-Oxley Act financial reporting requirements, uses and analysis of financial statements, financial forecasting and cash budgeting, risk and return, valuation of stocks and bonds, time value of money, investing and financing, leverage, optimal capital structure, portfolio selection, management of financial resources, and international finance. The goals of the course are fourfold:

 

1.  It provides an understanding and working knowledge of the fundamentals of financial decision making and strategy that can be put to practical application in day-to-day jobs of accountants and managers.

 

2.  It also concentrates on providing a working vocabulary for communication.

 

3.  It uses examples and illustrations, with emphasis on the practical application of financial concepts, tools, and methodology.

 

4.  It also includes checklists, guidelines, rules of thumb, diagrams, graphs, and tables to aid your comprehension of the subjects discussed.

 

 

 

Field of Study:  Finance

 

Level of Knowledge:  Overview

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Advanced Preparation: None

 

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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+    Accounting And Finance For Business Analysis 15 Online $94.99 View

This course covers what everything business people and managers need to know about accounting and finance. It is directed toward the businessperson who must have financial and accounting knowledge but has not had formal training in finance or accounting-perhaps a newly promoted middle manager or a marketing manager of a small company who must know some basic finance concepts.  The entrepreneur or sole proprietor also needs this knowledge; he or she may have brilliant product ideas, but not the slightest idea about financing. The goal of the course is to provide a working knowledge of the fundamentals of finance and accounting that can be applied, regardless of the firm size, in the real world.  It gives nonfinancial managers the understanding they need to function effectively with their colleagues in finance.

 

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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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+    Accounting for Earnings per Share 3 Online $24.99 View

Course Description
Earnings per share (EPS) is a popular and useful measure of a company’s profit performance. Companies with publicly held common stock or potential common stock must disclose their EPS information.  EPS tells you how much profit (or loss) each share of common stock has earned after adjustments for potential dilution from options, warrants, and convertible securities are factored in. This course covers the computation, reporting, presentation, and disclosure requirements associated with EPS as stipulated in ASC 260 Earnings Per Share. It includes excerpts from and references to ASC 260, and interpretive guidance. It also provides examples to illustrate the application. Finally, it includes insights from the Securities and Exchange Commission staff.
 

Field of Study    Accounting
Level of Knowledge    Intermediate
Prerequisite    None
Advanced Preparation    None


Learning Objectives  
After completing this section, you should be able to:
1.    Identify the difference between two different capital structures—simple and complex
2.    Recognize how to compute basic earnings per share in a simple capital structure
3.    Recognize how to compute diluted earnings per share in a complex capital structure
4.    Identify the presentation and disclosure requirements of EPS data
 

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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+    Accounting For Management: Concepts And Tools 8 Online $59.99 View

A primer on the basic theoretical concepts and the practical procedures of financial record keeping and reporting, and the use of financial and cost data in managerial decision making. It provides an understanding and working knowledge of the fundamentals of financial and managerial accounting that can be put to practical application in day-to-day jobs of managers. It also concentrates on providing a working vocabulary for communication. Topics include accounting principles and reporting trends, accounting conventions and systems, interpretation and analysis of financial statements; cast flow statement; break-even analysis; activity-based costing (ABC); responsibility accounting; budget for profit planning; short-term and long-term investment decision making. A list of computer software for accounting, ABC, and budgeting is presented.

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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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+    Analysis Of The Corporate Annual Report 4 Online $39.99 View

This course focuses on an analysis of the corporate annual report. It help you interpret and understand its components, including the financial statements, footnotes, review of operations, auditor's report, supplementary schedules,  management discussion and analysis (MD&A), and  Management’s Report On Internal Control Over Financial Reporting. It touches upon how the Sarbanes-Oxley 404 reporting differs from traditional reporting.  The course also teaches you how to perform financial ratio and cash flow analyses.

 

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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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+    Analyzing Cost Data for Management 9 Online $64.99 View

Course Description

Analyzing Cost Data for Management covers the managerial use of accounting, financial, and operating data for planning, control, and decision making. The course is designed for managers and entrepreneurs who need hand-on knowledge and tools in processing, developing, and analyzing financial, cost, and business data for managerial use. Topics include strategic cost management, analysis of costs; break-even and contribution analysis; cost behavior analysis; activity-based costing (ABC); responsibility accounting and corporate balanced scorecard (CBS); budget for profit planning; short-term decisions; capital budgeting.

 

Field of Study

Accounting

Level of Knowledge

Overview

Prerequisite

Basic Math and Accounting

Advanced Preparation

None

 

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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+    Complete Business Math for Accountants 17 Online $104.99 View

Course Description
Complete Business Math for Accountants provides accountants, managers, and business entrepreneurs with the information, analysis, and insights necessary to analyze and calculate the consequences of a wide range of business financial strategies and problems. The ability  to select the right operational technique is vital if the business is to survive, profit, and grow in today's uncertain economic environment. The owner of a small business must be able to make the right financial decision based on sound mathematical reasoning in order to run the business efficiently. They must understand the problem, and then apply math skills to solve it.

This course contains  hundreds of filled-in examples, illustrations, practical applications, measures, procedures, rules of thumb, statistical data, exhibits, tables, graphs, and diagrams. They are presented to aid in the comprehension and successful solution of a particular problem. The reader will also learn when, why and how to use the appropriate computational method.

Field of Study Finance
Level of Knowledge Basic
Prerequisite Basic Math and accounting
Advanced Preparation None

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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+    Controller's Guide To Multinational Financial Management 14 Online $89.99 View

This course is designed for managers working for multinational companies (MNCs) as well as accountants, CFOs, controllers, treasurers, and international investors.  In a modern economy, neither businesses nor individual investors can afford to be ignorant of the basic concepts of international finance. Changes in exchange rates and differences in national inflation and interest rates can affect the competitive position of businesses regardless of whether they are engaged in international operations.

For companies that are engaged in international business, national differences in banking, commercial laws, regulations, and political stability also complicate decision making. Today’s investors must also understand the effects of, and interactions among, exchange rates, inflation rates, and interest rates if they wish to maximize their returns and minimize their risks.

The study of multinational finance constitutes an essential component of a modern business education. The subject multinational finance is offered in a variety of titles including international finance, global finance, international financial management, or financial management of multinational corporations etc. at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Controllers’ Guide to Multinational Financial Management provides a clear and concise introduction to international finance.  This course is written and compiled for working professionals engaged in the fields of international finance, global trade, foreign investments, and banking.  It may be used for both day-to-day practice and for technical research. This course is a practical reference of proven techniques, strategies, and approaches that are successfully used by professionals to diagnose multinational finance and banking problems. The course covers virtually all important topics dealing with multinational business finance, investments, financial planning, financial economics, and banking. This course will benefit accountants, practicing financial analysts, CFOs, controllers, financial managers, treasurers, money managers, fund managers, investment analysts, and professional bankers, who are engaged in multinational operations.

Controllers’ Guide to Multinational Financial Management will enlighten the practitioner by presenting the most current information, offer important directives, and explain the technical procedures involved in the aforementioned dynamic business disciplines. The course applies to large, medium, or small multinational companies. It will help you to make smart decisions in all areas of international finance and banking.

You’ll find ratios, formulas, examples, applications, exhibits, charts, and rules of thumb to help you analyze and evaluate any global finance-related situation. 

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Field of Study

Finance

Level of Knowledge

Overview

Prerequisite

None

Advanced Preparation

None

 

 

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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+    Cost Management: Accounting and Control 13 Online $84.99 View

Course Description
Cost Management: Accounting and Control covers the managerial use of accounting, financial, and operating data for planning, control, and decision making. Emphasis is placed on how to manage costs strategically in order to be globally competitive. The course is designed for managers and entrepreneurs who seek continuous improvement (CI)  strategies.  Topics  include  analysis  of  costs;    job  order  and  process  costing;  break-even  and  contribution analysis; activity-based costing (ABC);  balanced scorecard, cost  allocation; responsibility accounting; budget  for profit  planning;  short-term  decisions;  capital  budgeting;  quality  costs  and  total  quality  management  (TQM); inventory management and just in time (JIT)

Field of Study Accounting
Level of Knowledge Overview
Prerequisite Basic Accounting
Advanced Preparation None

 

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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+    Financial Essentials For Nonprofit Managers 12 Online $79.99 View

Managers of nonprofit organizations (NPOs) generally are not skilled in financial matters.  Or, managers are often preoccupied with its welfare objectives and fund raising and ignore the operations efficiency and operating cost controls.  A series of appropriate questions that nonprofit financial managers must address in connection with an organization’s financial condition and activity include:

1.  Do we have a profit or a loss? 

2.  Do we have sufficient reserves? 

3.  Are we liquid? 

4.  Do we have strong internal controls? 

5.  Are we operating efficiently? 

6.  Are we meeting our budget? 

7.  Are our programs valid? 

8.  Are we competing successfully?

9. Is our prioritizing of programs and activities reasonable?

The course is an attempt to help answer theses questions.

Field of Study Finance
Level of Knowledge Intermediate
Prerequisite None
Advanced Preparation None

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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+    Analysis And Uses Of Financial Statements 10 Online $99.99 View

Analysis and Uses of Financial Statements is designed for interested parties who must understand how to read, interpret, and analyze financial statements. This course describes in clear, concise, and understandable language the intricacies of financial statements, and their use by investors, creditors, analysts, and other interested parties.

This course can enhance your chance for success in business and investing; by enabling you to profit from the knowledge, insights, and perceptions of professionals who use financial statement analysis tools and techniques on a day-to-day basis. Realistic examples and illustrations of financial statement analysis are widely used in this course to make the subject matter crystal clear. That is the major objective of this course.

This course explains the objectives of financial statements in a meaningful manner. The accounting principles used in compiling financial statements and the qualitative characteristics of data appearing on financial statements are relevantly and reliably described. After a thorough overview of financial statements, major tools and techniques as explained, including:

  • Horizontal and vertical analysis
  • Common-size statements
  • Ratio analysis
  • Liquidity and activity ratios
  • Profitability ratios
  • Capital structure and solvency ratios
  • Market test ratios
  • Cash flow ratios

 

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The significance of interim financial statements and segment reporting is explored, as are analysis of annual reports and management discussion and analysis (MDA). The analytical techniques discussed in this course are well within the limits of today’s information technology. Once the concepts are understood, software can be used to eliminate much of the computational tedium involved.

 

Field of Study

Accounting

Level of Knowledge

Overview

Prerequisite

Basic Math

Advanced Preparation

None

 

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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+    Managing And Improving Your Cash Flow 7 Online $54.99 View

 

Cash is the lifeblood of a business. Sound cash management is the key to the survival of any business. You can go broke even while making a profit. Profit is measured on an accrual basis in accounting. This course alerts you to the difference between profit and cash flow and teaches you the tools and techniques that allow you to effectively increase and manage your cash flow.

 

 

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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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+    Business Law: The Legal Environments Of Business 12 Online $79.99 View


The major purpose of Legal Environments of Business is to provide you with a concise summary of the major legal principles affecting businesspeople and business transactions.  It provides a quick, yet comprehensive, review of this vital and wide-ranging area of the law.  You will be able to analyze business decisions from a legal responsibility perspective.

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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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+    Budgeting for Profit Planning & Control 11 Online $74.99 View

The course is intended for business professionals engaged in budgeting, financial planning, forecasting, profit planning, and control. A budget is the formal expression of plans, goals, and objectives of management that covers all aspects of operations for a designated time period. The budget is a tool providing targets and direction. Budgets provide control over the immediate environment, help to master the financial aspects of the job and department, and solve problems before they occur. Budgets focus on the importance of evaluating alternative actions before decisions are actually implemented. This course explains what budgets are, how they work, how to prepare and present them, and how to analyze budget figures and results. The new development and use of budgets at various managerial levels within a business are discussed. Active financial planning software that combine budgeting, forecasting analytics, business intelligence, and collaboration.

Field of Study Finance

Level of Knowledge Overview

Prerequisite Basic Accounting

Advanced Preparation None

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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+    Revenue Recognition: The New Guidelines 6 Online $54.99 View

 

Course Description:

In 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 (codified primarily in ASC 606) and IFRS 15, respectively. ASC 606, the new revenue standard, replaces virtually all (including industry-specific) U.S. GAAP revenue guidance with a single model. The standard does not just change the amounts and timing of revenue but potentially affects organizations’ financial statements, business processes, and internal control over financial reporting. The standard also affects other related accounting topics such as contract modification, rights of return, licensing, principal-versus-agent considerations, and income tax. Moreover, the standard creates new and expanded disclosure requirements.

In light of the new revenue standard, organizations need to reassess their current revenue accounting processes and systems and implement changes required to maintain compliance with the new guidance. This course reorganizes the guidance contained in ASC 606, to follow the five-step revenue recognition model along with other guidance impacted by this standard. It also provides examples to illustrate the application. The course is designed to help you navigate the complexities of this standard, identify the implications of it, and prepare for implementation. It also shares insights to help you evaluate the effect of required changes to the internal control environment.  It provides a working knowledge of the fundamentals of revenue standard that can be applied, regardless of the company size, in the real world. 

 

Field of Study

Accounting

Level of Knowledge

Overview

Prerequisite

General Accounting

Advanced Preparation

None

 

 

 

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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+    Techniques of Financial Analysis, Modeling, and Forecasting 13 Online $84.99 View

 

Course Description:

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

 

 

 

 

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 6 Online $49.99 View

Course Description

A corporate scandal involves alleged or actual unethical behavior by people acting within or on behalf of a corporation. Since the turn of the century, the U.S. has seen some large corporate collapses and scandals due to shoddy and deceptive accounting practices. Many companies, shareholders and employees suffered as stock prices fell and reputations were tarnished when businesses such as Nokia, Lucent Technologies, energy, and internet-related businesses conducted questionable practices.

This course examines developments in finance and accounting and a series of corporate accounting scandals on the heels of the Enron debacle that have led to current sweeping accounting guidelines, proposals, and legislation—most notably, the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act. Many of the issues surrounding the SOX Act—especially Section 404, 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.

 

Field of Study

Accounting

Level of Knowledge

Overview

Prerequisite

None

Advanced Preparation

None

 

 

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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+    Derivatives & Hedging for Accountants 7 Online $54.99 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 $44.99 View

Introduction

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 course will also provide an overview of the authoritative guidance for auditing fair value measurements and disclosures, SAS No. 101.


Learning Objectives

•    Define ‘fair value’ and explain the fair value framework & hierarchy included in ASC 820 Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures.
•    Identify the roles that management and the auditor have in the fair value measurement process.
•    Recognize the key aspects of the fair value option.
•    Recognize the limitations of fair value accounting.


Field of Study: Accounting (90%) and Auditing (10%)


Prerequisites: None


Level: Overview

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 1: Presentation of IFRS Financial Statements 3 Online $24.99 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 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
.

 

 

 

 

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 $19.99 View

Introduction

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.


Field of Study: Accounting (100%)


Prerequisites: None


Level: Overview
 

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 2 Online $19.99 View

Introduction

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”).


Field of Study: Accounting (100%)


Prerequisites: None


Level: Overview

 

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 2 Online $19.99 View

Introduction

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.


Field of Study: Accounting (100%)


Prerequisites: None


Level: Overview

 

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 $19.99 View

Introduction

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.


Field of Study: Accounting (100%)


Prerequisites: None


Level: Overview
 

 

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 $19.99 View

Introduction

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.


Field of Study: Accounting (100%)


Prerequisites: None


Level: Overview

 

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: 7 Property, Plant and Equipment 3 Online $24.99 View

Introduction

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 7 of the IFRS Learning Module series presents an overview of IAS 16 Property, Plant and Equipment, the accounting standard for classifying and measuring property, plant and equipment (also known as ‘fixed assets’) in IFRS financial statements. The course also discusses the IASB’s and FASB’s efforts towards achieving convergence in fixed assets reporting.


Learning Objectives

After completing this course, participants should be able to:

•    Explain the proper accounting treatment for acquisitions of property, plant and equipment (and other associated costs) under IFRS.
•    Calculate depreciation using the methods permitted under IAS 16.
•    Describe the process for determining whether or not a long-lived asset is impaired under IAS 36.
•    Distinguish between the ‘cost’ and ‘revaluation’ accounting models (as described in IAS 16).
•    Describe the similarities and differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP in the area of property, plant and equipment.


Field of Study: Accounting (100%)


Prerequisites: None


Level: Overview

 

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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+    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 5 Online $44.99 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 5 Online $44.99 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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+    Accounting for Derivatives and Hedging 3 Online $24.99 View

Course Description

A derivative is a financial instrument or other contract that derives its value from the movement of prices, interest rates, or exchange rates associated with an underlying item. Uncertainty about the future fair value of assets and liabilities or about future cash flows exposes firms to risk. One way to manage the risk associated with fair value and cash flow fluctuations is through the use of derivatives. The derivatives and hedging guidance codified in ASC 815, Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities is considered as one of the challenging areas in GAAP due to its extensiveness and complexity.

This course provides an accountant-friendly overview of derivative instruments and hedge accounting. It discusses derivatives, including the definition of a derivative, scope exceptions to ASC 815, types of risks, accounting requirements, and guidance on embedded derivatives. It addresses the requirements for applying hedge accounting and the specific requirements for fair value hedges, cash flow hedges, and net investment hedges. It also discusses the presentation and disclosure requirements. Finally, the course identifies special situations such as servicing of financial assets and mortgage servicing rights.

 

Field of Study

Accounting

Level of Knowledge

Advanced

Prerequisite

GAAP Accounting

Advanced Preparation

None

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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+    Accounting For Income Taxes 6 Online $49.99 View

Course Description
Accounting for income taxes is one of the more challenging topics of financial accounting. Corporations must file income tax return following the guidelines developed by the IRS.  Because GAAP and tax regulations differ in a number of ways, so frequently do pretax financial income and taxable income. Hence, the amount that a company reports as tax expense will differ from the amount of taxes payable to the IRS.  Those differences produce a complex accounting standard.
This course is designed to help you navigate the complexities of this topic. It covers the accounting and financial reporting requirements for income taxes discussed in ASC 740 Income Taxes. It addresses the basic principles such as the asset and liability method, assessment for uncertain tax positions, and the effect of temporary differences.  It explains the process of accounting for income taxes, including valuation allowance, asset acquisition, intraperiod allocations, and interim reporting. It describes presentation and disclosure requirements. It also provides specific examples to illustrate the application. Relevant references to and excerpts from ASC 740 are discussed throughout the course.

Learning Objectives
After studying this course, you will be able to:
1.    Recognize the basic principles of accounting for income taxes
2.    Identify recognition and measurement requirements for uncertain tax positions
3.    Recognize temporary differences and identify how these differences may arise
4.    Distinguish between permanent and temporary differences
5.    Identify method for computing deferred taxes
6.    Recognize basic rules for income taxes in interim reporting
7.    Recognize the reporting requirements for income taxes

Field of Study    Accounting
Level of Knowledge    Intermediate
Prerequisite    Understanding of GAAP
Advanced Preparation    None
CPE    6

 

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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+    Accounting for Foreign Currency 3 Online $24.99 View

Course Description
In today’s modern economy, the growth of foreign operations is continuing upward and the number of companies with foreign operations has expanded. For example, a company often operates in different economic and currency environments to stay competitive in the global marketplace. Thus, it must have a process for reporting foreign currency balances to address several financial reporting issues, such as determining functional currencies, accounting for foreign currency transactions, and translating its foreign entity’s financial statements. ASC 830 Foreign Currency Matters provides guidance for transactions denominated in a foreign currency, and for operations undertaken in a foreign currency environment. This course covers key aspects of the guidance and includes specific examples to illustrate its application. Relevant references to and excerpts from ASC 830 are discussed throughout the course.

Field of Study    Accounting
Level of Knowledge    Intermediate
Prerequisite    None
Advanced Preparation    None
    
Learning Objectives  
After completing this section, you should be able to:
1.    Recognize key areas of guidance in ASC 830 Foreign Currency Matters
2.    Identify steps to remeasure foreign currency transactions to the functional currency
3.    Identify steps to translate foreign currency financial statements to the reporting currency
 

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
Click here to view cancellation and record retention policies