There are no prerequisites

Course Description

The full disclosure principle, one of the major accounting principles, requires that financial statements be sufficiently complete and include all significant facts and information. The full disclosure principle also refers to revealing information that would be useful in the decision-making processes of informed users. Full disclosure is required for the fair presentation of financial statements. This course discusses the disclosures required of companies, including those related to accounting policies, segmental information, related parties, contingencies, long-term purchase contract obligations, inflation, and derivatives. Sample annual reports addressing this requirement are illustrated.


Delta Publishing

For many years, Delta Publishing has offered a wide variety of continuing education courses for financial professionals. Topics covered by Delta’s courses include accounting, financial management, budgeting, investments, financial statement reporting, business management, IFRS, ethics, valuations, real estate, and business writing. The diversity and breadth of Delta’s course offerings make the company a prolific and unique contributor to the CPE world. Delta’s well-credentialed authors and contributors have also been published in numerous academic and professional journals and quoted by some of the leading financial media outlets.

Course Specifics

Nov 30, 2018
There are no prerequisites

Compliance Information

Qualifies for CA Fraud: No

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize the full disclosure principle and its implementation.
  • Identify the types of major accounting disclosures.
  • Recognize the disclosure requirements for major business segments and related party transactions.
  • Recognize disclosure requirements for derivatives, subsequent and interim financial reports.


Table of Contents

Full Disclosures in Financial Reporting

Learning Objectives

Increase in Reporting Requirements

Security Markets and Financial Disclosure

Major Disclosures

Changes in Accounting Estimates

Change in Reporting Entities

Error Corrections

Disclosure of Accounting Policies

The Appendix shows an example of Accounting Policy disclosures from Whirlpool Corporation.

Segmental Reporting

Related Parties

Disclosure of Contingencies and Commitments

Disclosure of Unconditional Purchase Contract Obligations


Reporting on the Costs of Start-Up Activities

Inflation Information

Collaborative Arrangements

Disclosures for Derivatives

Disclosures for Business Combinations

Subsequent Events

Interim Financial Reports

Revenue and Expense Recognition



Accounting Changes

Prior-Period Adjustments

IFRS vs. GAAP about Disclosures

New Formats and New Disclosure

Review Questions

Review Question Answers and Rationales

Appendix- Annual Report References


ConAgra Foods

Energizer Holdings




Final Examination

Answer Sheet

Course Evaluation


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