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Accounting for Software – Internal Use & External Sales

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QAS Self-Study
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Overview
Credits
CPE Credits
2 Credits: Accounting

Course Description

This course provides an overview of the accounting for software, including both internal-use software as well as software that will be sold to third parties.  The accounting, reporting, and disclosure requirements related to software depends on the nature of the software, and whether it will be used internally by an entity or will be marketed to its customers.  For internal-use software, the guidance is prescribed by ASC Topic 350-40.  On the other hand, the guidance related to software to be marketed and sold is prescribed by ASC Topic 985-20.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish between software that is considered internal-use and not considered internal-use
  • Recognize how implementation costs are accounted for in various stages of software development
  • Identify when capitalization and amortization should commence
  • Recognize how implementation costs of hosting arrangements are accounted for differently

Course Specifics

Course ID
1223583
Revision Date
February 8, 2022
Number of Pages
61
Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation

None

Compliance information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

CMA Notice: Western CPE makes every attempt to maintain our CMA CPE library, to ensure a course meets your continuing education requirements please visit Insitute of Management Accountants (IMA)

Course Instructor

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Kelen Camehl, CPA, MBA

Kelen is a recognized author and reviewer of CPE courses and has authored over 85 courses (225+ CPE credit hours) covering a range of accounting, auditing, financial reporting, regulatory, and ethics topics.  His courses are available for purchase from many online CPE providers including the AICPA.  Kelen has also remained involved in CPA exam content development for nearly 10 years and has authored more than a thousand multiple choice questions for various sections of the CPA exam.  He also serves as an Editorial Advisor for the AICPA’s “Journal of Accountancy”. Kelen has over 15 years of progressive finance and accounting …

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Accounting for Software – Internal Use & External Sales

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CPE CREDITS
2 Credits: Accounting

$58.00$78.00

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Icon_Self-Study
QAS Self-Study
Icon_Level
Overview
Credits
CPE Credits
2 Credits: Accounting

Course Description

This course provides an overview of the accounting for software, including both internal-use software as well as software that will be sold to third parties.  The accounting, reporting, and disclosure requirements related to software depends on the nature of the software, and whether it will be used internally by an entity or will be marketed to its customers.  For internal-use software, the guidance is prescribed by ASC Topic 350-40.  On the other hand, the guidance related to software to be marketed and sold is prescribed by ASC Topic 985-20.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Distinguish between software that is considered internal-use and not considered internal-use
  • Recognize how implementation costs are accounted for in various stages of software development
  • Identify when capitalization and amortization should commence
  • Recognize how implementation costs of hosting arrangements are accounted for differently

Course Specifics

Course ID
1223583
Revision Date
February 8, 2022
Number of Pages
61
Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation

None

Compliance information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

CMA Notice: Western CPE makes every attempt to maintain our CMA CPE library, to ensure a course meets your continuing education requirements please visit Insitute of Management Accountants (IMA)

Course Instructor

Kelen Camehl Headshot
Kelen Camehl, CPA, MBA

Kelen is a recognized author and reviewer of CPE courses and has authored over 85 courses (225+ CPE credit hours) covering a range of accounting, auditing, financial reporting, regulatory, and ethics topics.  His courses are available for purchase from many online CPE providers including the AICPA.  Kelen has also remained involved in CPA exam content development for nearly 10 years and has authored more than a thousand multiple choice questions for various sections of the CPA exam.  He also serves as an Editorial Advisor for the AICPA’s “Journal of Accountancy”. Kelen has over 15 years of progressive finance and accounting …

Kelen Camehl, CPA, MBA Read More »

Accounting for Software – Internal Use & External Sales

Expert Instructors
CPE CREDITS
2 Credits: Accounting

$58.00$78.00

Clear