Self-Study
12
Update
Accounting
Previous accounting experience.

Course Description

This fundamental accounting course examines new pronouncements set forth by the SEC, FASB, IASB, GASB, AICPA, and FASAB. Accounting expert Patricia Williams explains the pronouncements with clarity and in detail, so that even CPAs who don’t apply the information on a day-to-day basis will gain a general understanding. Pronouncements are listed by their issuing organizations, making them easy to reference. Each pronouncement includes a brief summary followed by a discussion of specific points.



Instructors

Patricia Lane Williams, CPA

Patricia (Pat) Lane Williams, CPA, is a former sole practitioner in Lubbock, Texas. She now lives in Denver, Colorado, where she spends her time, among other things, writing continuing education for accountants. She moved to Denver after spending 8 years in New York City at the AICPA; 6 of those years as the director of professional development where she was responsible for self-study programs, conferences, videos, and vendor relations. One of those vendors was MicroMash, located in Denver, where she was the vice president of editorial accounting and was responsible for development and maintenance of review programs for certification examinations and continuing professional education programs.

Pat is currently a freelance speaker and author. She has authored CPE programs for the AICPA, including “Navigating the New FASB Codification: Research Real–Life Accounting Issues,” covering the FASB’s codification project and revenue recognition in today’s business climate. She’s also author of a quarterly supplement for the AICPA. The supplement covers activities of the FASB, AICPA, PCAOB, IASB, and the SEC.



Course Specifics

Accounting
Dec 21, 2017
Previous accounting experience.
SS1173168
281
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 structure and activities of the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF), the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

Chapter 2

  • Cite important concepts from Accounting Standards Updates (ASU) No. 2014-09 Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606).
  • Identify the five steps of revenue recognition.
  • Recognize accounting standards updates applicable to revenue recognition.

Chapter 3

  • Identify Accounting Standards Updates to FASB Accounting Standards Codification from January 2016 to December 2016.

Chapter 4

  • Identify Proposed Accounting Standards Updates to FASB Accounting Standards Codification from January 2016 to December 2016.

Chapter 5

  • Identify Accounting Standards Updates to FASB Accounting Standards Codification from January 2017 to July 2017.

Chapter 6

  • Identify Proposed Accounting Standards Updates to FASB Accounting Standards Codification from January 2017 to July 2017.

Chapter 7

  • Cite important concepts from the GASB Statements No. 80 through 87.
  • Identify exposure drafts issued by the GASB.

Chapter 8

  • Cite important aspects related to Financial Reporting Framework of Small- and Medium-Sized Entities (FRF for SMEs).
  • Identify the chapters and scope of FRF for SMEs.

Chapter 9

  • Cite the recent Statements of the Federal Accounting Standard issued by the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB).
  • Identify recent exposure drafts issued by the FASAB.


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Our self-study materials are authored by top-quality, industry experts. You’ll receive a bound notebook of all the course materials, shipped to you within one business day. In addition, you’ll also have full online access. Each self-study package includes a robust collection of learning and reference materials to help you cover the information efficiently and put it into practice immediately.

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