Self-Study
3
Overview
Accounting
There are no prerequisites.

Course Description

Business combinations are a common way for companies to grow in size. This course provides an in-depth overview of the accounting and reporting requirements with respect to business combinations as prescribed by Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 805, Business Combinations. The overall objective of the guidance included within ASC 805 is to improve the relevance, representational faithfulness, and comparability of the information that a reporting entity provides in its financial reports about a business combination and its effects.



Instructor

Kelen Camehl, CPA, MBA

Kelen is a CPA with 15 years of progressive finance and accounting experience. Currently, he serves as a Senior Manager of Technical Accounting with HP, Inc. Prior to this role, he served in multiple accounting roles in the oil and gas industry with ConocoPhillips including technical accounting policy, SOX compliance, and global internal audit. He also gained public accounting experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers, working with various clients in the energy, electric, power, gas, and utility sectors in Houston, TX.

Kelen has remained actively involved in CPA exam content development for the past eight years and has authored over a thousand multiple-choice questions for various sections of the exam, attending workshops with the AICPA across the country each year. He also serves as an editorial advisor for the AICPA’s Journal of Accountancy as well as both an author and technical reviewer for continuing professional education (CPE) courses published by the AICPA. He also authors CPE courses and serves as a technical reviewer and revision editor for Wolters Kluwer (CCH Group) and WebCE as well as contributing to CPE course development for SmartPros. He also authors CPE courses for PDH Academy.

Kelen received his BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi, TX and an MBA from the University of Texas—San Antonio. He is a CPA licensed in the state of Texas.



Course Specifics

Accounting
Nov 28, 2016
There are no prerequisites.
SS1163451
77
None


Compliance Information

103220
Qualifies for CA Fraud: No


Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Chapter 1

  • Identify the definition of a business as it relates to a business combination transaction

Chapter 2

  • List the steps involved in the acquisition method
  • Identify the acquisition date for a business combination
  • Recognize principles and exceptions in the measurement of assets and liabilities of a business combination
  • Cite differences between the various categories of intangible assets
  • Recognize how to measure goodwill and gains from bargain purchases
  • Identify the measurement period for business combinations

Chapter 3

  • Recognize financial statement disclosures related to business combinations
  • Identify the relief afforded to private entities with respect to accounting for business combinations
  • Cite differences between measurement principles of business combinations and asset acquisitions
  • Identify the difference between an acquiree and an acquirer



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