Business Combinations & Consolidated Financial Reporting – 4 hrs. CPE
The accountant is frequently called upon to advise management of the impact of proposed business combinations, as well as to prepare consolidated financial statements for completed transactions. Knowledge of the emerging accounting rules in this area is critical in supporting both functions. This course explains the characteristics of a business and identifies transactions required the application of business combination accounting, which refers to acquisition method in ASC 805, Business Combinations. This course also explains how to apply the consolidation guidance in ASC 810, Consolidation.