Accounting for Investments (4 hrs)

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Accounting for Investments

Companies have different motivations for investing in securities issued by other companies. One motivation is to earn a high rate of return. Another motivation for investing (in equity securities) is to secure certain operating or financing arrangements with another company. This course addresses the accounting and reporting requirements for investment securities and includes specific examples to illustrate the application. Key aspects of debt securities, such as classification, purchases, transfers, impairments, and presentation and disclosure, are addressed. The course also discusses how to account for equity securities and the impairment of investments. Finally, the course explains when to use the equity method and how to apply the equity method.

Course information

This course is included in our MEGA CPE Unlimited Bundle


Course No. 7038
Instructional Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study
Format: Online pdf (102 pages). Printed book available.
Prerequisites: Basic accounting
Advance Preparation:None
Level: Intermediate
CPE Credit: 4 Hrs.
Field of Study: Accounting: Technical
Course expiration:  You have one year from date of purchase to complete the course.
Course Revision Date: June 2021

Objectives

Course Objectives

After completing this Accounting for Investments course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the characteristics of trading securities, available-for-sale securities, and held-to-maturity securities.
  • Recognize the proper accounting treatment for investments in debt securities.
  • Identify how purchases, sales, and changes in fair value of securities affect different accounts.
  • Recognize the accounting models that apply to credit impairment of debt securities.
  • Recognize the proper accounting treatment for investments in equity securities.
  • Identify the proper classification and disclosure for investments in securities.
  • Identify the requirements for when to use the equity method, how to apply the equity method, and what disclosures are necessary.
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