FASB Update and Review (16 Hrs)

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2023 FASB Update and Review

The purpose of this 2023 FASB Update course is to inform the reader of the various changes affecting accounting and financial reporting, as well as a review and recall of existing accounting standards. Topics include a summary of newly issued FASB statements, current and pending developments, the new lease standard,  practice issues, a discussion of accounting and financial reporting issues related to post- COVID-19 economic issues, accounting and disclosures for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) and Pass-Through Entity (PTE) tax, dealing with the forgiveness of PPP loans, and more.

This course is included in the Accounting & Auditing Bundle and our MEGA CPE Special.

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Price: $116

Course No. F100
Format: Online pdf (499 pages). Printed book available.
Instructional Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study
Prerequisites: Basic understanding of U.S. GAAP.
Advance Preparation:None
Level: Overview
CPE Credit: 16 hrs.
Field of Study: Accounting: Technical
Course expiration:  You have one year from date of purchase to complete the course.
Course Revision Date: May 2023



2023 FASB Update Chapter 1: Implementing the New Lease Standard ASU 2016-02 Leases (Topic 842) and Other Amendments

After reading the Chapter 1 course material, you will be able to:

  • Recognize a key change made to GAAP by the new lease standard
  • Identify a type of lease that exists for a lessee under ASU 2016-02
  • Recall a type of lease for which the ASU 2016-02 rules do not apply
  • Identify some of the types of benefits a lessee can obtain from a leased asset
  • Identify a threshold for a lease term to be considered a major part of an asset’s remaining economic life
  • Recognize who an entity might not want to use the risk-free rate to compute the present value of lease payments
  • Identify how a lessee should account for initial direct costs
  • Recognize items that are and are not components of a lease term
  • Recall the method a lessee should use to record interest expense on a lease obligation
  • Identify some types of leases for a lessor
  • Recall how a lessor should initially account for initial direct costs for a lease in certain instances
  • Identify how a lessor should account for lease payments received on the income statement for an operating lease
  • Recall how a lessor should classify certain cash receipts on the statement of cash flows
  • Recognize how certain existing leases are accounted for on the implementation date of ASU 2016-02
  • Identify how deferred income taxes will be treated for lessees under ASU 2016-02
  • Recall the potential impact that the new lease standard might have on a lessee’s EBITDA and debt-equity ratios, and
  • Recall the IRS rules as when an entity should and should not capitalize a lease for tax purposes.

Chapter 2: Accounting and Financial Reporting in a Post-Covid Economy: Inflation, Supply Chains, Interest Rates, and Recession

After reading the Chapter 2 course material, you will be able to:

  • Recognize some types of concentrations that might require disclosure under the risk and uncertainty rules
  • Identify the definition of near term
  • Recall the frequency in which an entity should test goodwill for impairment
  • Recognize some exit and disposal costs
  • Recall how to classify business interruption insurance proceeds on the financial statements
  • Recognize the relationship a change in interest rates has on real estate values
  • Identify methods that can be used to measure variable consideration revenue
  • Recognize an example of a construction-type contract
  • Identify whether the LIFO IPIC approach is acceptable for GAAP
  • Recall the net operating loss rules

Chapter 3: Accounting and Financial Disclosures for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) and the Pass-Through Entity (PTE) Tax

After reading the Chapter 3 course material, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the type of expense that is the basis for measuring the amount of the ERC.
  • Identify where to present the ERC in the statement of income using the ASC 958 conditional contribution model.
  • Recognize where to present the ERC in the statement of income using the IAS 20 grant model.
  • Identify an action step to be taken to correct the previous presentation and disclosure of an ERC in the statement of income.
  • Recognize the proper presentation of the ERC in a tax-basis statement of income.
  • Recognize a technique that has been attempted to circumvent the SALT deduction limitation.
  • Identify how to account for the PTE tax in an entity’s financial statements.
  • Recognize the requirements for recording deferred state income taxes with respect to the PTE tax election.
  • Identify disclosures that should be made for the PTE tax.

Chapter 4: PPP Loans and Forgiveness: Accounting and Financial Reporting Issues

After reading the Chapter 4 course material, you will be able to:

  • Identify some of the eligible expenses related to use of PPP loan proceeds
  • Recognize approaches to account for PPP loans under GAAP
  • Recall how to present debt issuance costs on the financial statements
  • Recognize how to account for PPP loan forgiveness
  • Recognize how to present a gain on extinguishment on the statement of cash flows
  • Identify how to treat the forgiveness of a PPP loan for tax purposes
  • Recognize how the IAS 20 grant approach is used to account for its PPP loan
  • Recognize actions that impact a CPA’s independence in a PPP loan assistance engagement
  • Identify whether an emphasis-of-matter paragraph may be used in an accountant’s report when there is a forgiveness of a PPP loan

Chapter 5: Current Developments- 2023 FASB Update: Accounting and Financial Reporting

After reading the Chapter 5 course material, you will be able to:

  • Identify the goal of the FASB’s Disaggregation-Income Statement Expenses project
  • Recognize one of the characteristics of a multi-employer pension plan
  • Recognize the impact that life expectancy has on the amount of a pension liability
  • Identify a concentration of risk that might require disclosure
  • Identify a particular way in which most marijuana business must operate
  • Recognize when a state might be able to charge sales tax under the Wayfair decision
  •  Recognize the accounting alternative for leases under common control in ASU 2018-17

Chapter 6: Financial Instruments: Implementing ASU 2016-13

After reading the Chapter 6 course material, you will be able to:

  • Recognize the model that ASU 2016-13 uses to deal with credit losses
  • Identify how credit losses should be recorded under new ASU 2016-13
  • Identify some of the disclosures required by ASU 2016-13

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John Kaczmarski
Posted 4 months ago
Great update

great amount of detail

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James Campbell
Posted 12 months ago
A detailed review of current topics.

This course provided a good review of many recent, current, and coming accounting topics and issues.

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Adam Pearlman
Posted 1 year ago
Issue with question

Question 30 in Part 2 is not a question and the answer choices are unrelated.

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Posted 1 year ago

Thank you for pointing out the error, Adam. We have corrected question #30 on quiz #2.

Yuanjun Ye
Posted 1 year ago
great course

good to use

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Diane Jennings
Posted 5 years ago
Relevant topics easily presented

I found this course very relevant to my work - particularly leasing and the revenue recognition standards. I also found the chapter on the impact to financial reporting of the new Tax Law very interesting. I have to admit I learned more of what is included in the Tax Act than I had before taking the course.

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