Recent GAAP Developments

$79.00 each

Instructional Method Advanced Preparation Program Prerequisites Field Of Study
Interactive Self Study NONE NONE Accounting 
Experience Level Course ID CPE Credits Author
Overview  CM-318.19 8

Colleen Neuharth McClain, CPA

Recent GAAP Developments

Course Description: 
On May 28, 2014 the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) released its widely anticipated revenue standard, Accounting Standards Update 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The issuance of final documents was the result of a joint effort by the FASB and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) to enhance financial reporting with the establishment of common revenue recognition guidance for U.S. GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). This course will consider the significance of the guidance issued, review the core principle related to the recognition of revenue, identify the specific steps that should be applied to recognize revenue and consider the actions needed in order to be prepared to implement the revenue guidance by the effective date of the standard.
The FASB has also recently released Accounting Standard Updates affecting the presentation of financial statements involving going concern disclosures, discontinued operations and the liquidation basis of accounting. This course will review ASU 2014-15, Presentation of Financial Statements—Going Concern (Subtopic 205-40): Disclosure of Uncertainties about an Entity’s Ability to Continue as a Going Concern, ASU 2014-08, Presentation of Financial Statements (Topic 205) and Property, Plant, and Equipment (Topic 360): Reporting Discontinued Operations and Disclosures of Disposals of Components of an Entity and ASU 2013-07, Presentation of Financial Statements (Topic 205): Liquidation Basis of Accounting by focusing on the key considerations of the Updates.

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