Accounting for Derivatives and Hedging

Accounting for Derivatives and Hedging
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Price: $24.99
Credits: 3.0
Prerequisite: GAAP Accounting
Level: Advanced
Model: JS052
Author: DeltaCPE LLC
Average Rating: Not Rated
Fields of study: Accounting
Format: PDF

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.


Learning Objectives: After studying this course, you will be able to:

1.    Identify the attributes of conventional and derivative financial instruments.

2.    Recognize the criteria to qualify for hedge accounting.

3.    Identify the accounting requirements for different derivatives and the related disclosure requirements.


Field of Study:  Accounting

Level of Knowledge:  Advanced

Prerequisite: GAAP Accounting

Advanced Preperation: 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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