GAAP Overview 2018 (16 hrs)

Course Description

2018 GAAP Update & Overview – 16 hrs. CPE

This GAAP update course covers a variety of issues related to GAAP.  The course includes discussion of unusual reporting and disclosure issues that develop in practice such as how to disclose life insurance, leases, catastrophes,  and tax-basis financial statements.

Course Information

Price: $113
This course is included in our Accounting & Auditing CPE Bundle

Course No. F020
Format: Online pdf (355 pages). Printed book available.
Instructional Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study
Prerequisites: General understanding of GAAP and tax-basis financial statements
Advance Preparation:None
Level: Overview
CPE Credit: 16 hrs.
Field of Study: Accounting
Course expiration:  You have one year from date of purchase to complete the course.
Course Revision Date: March 2018


Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

1 GAAP Q & A – Balance Sheet

  • Recall the accounting treatment for non-monetary exchanges
  • Recognize the formula for measuring an impairment of real estate
  • Identify the accounting for different types of investments such as securities, investments using the equity method, and partnerships
  • Recognize some of the disclosures required for trade receivables
  • Recall inventoriable costs
  • Recall the GAAP rules to account for an intangible asset with a finite useful life
  • Identify the GAAP treatment for endorsement split dollar arrangements
  • Identify the accounting for environmental contamination costs
  • Identify examples of costs associated with exit activitie

2 GAAP Q & A – Revenue and Expenses

  • Recognize the accounting and classification of shipping and handling costs
  • Recognize the accounting for vendor sales incentive arrangements and cash rebates from a vendor
  • Identify options to avoid having to maintain two depreciation schedules
  • Recall how to account for certain lease arrangements including those involving subleases
  • Recognize how to account for certain transactions on the statement of cash flows
  • Identify examples of group concentrations
  • Identify the basic accounting for fresh start reporting
  • Identify how web development costs are accounted for during certain stages of development
  • Recognize when an entity may elect the fair value option and identify the eligible items for which the option is available

3 Tax-Basis Financial Statements

  • Recognize some of the M-1 differences that do not apply to tax-basis financial statements
  • Recognize how to account for an accounting change in tax-basis financial statements
  • Recall how to account for and present nontaxable and nondeductible items in tax -basis financial statements
  • Identify the disclosure requirements for tax-basis financial statements
  • Recognize the appropriate and inappropriate financial statement titles for tax-basis financial statements
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