Business Combinations and Consolidated Financial Reporting

4 Credits: Accounting


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Business Combinations and Consolidated Financial Reporting

Course Level
CPE Credits

4 Credits: Accounting

Course Description

The accountant is frequently called upon to advise management of the impact of proposed combinations, as well as to prepare consolidated financial statements for completed transactions. Knowledge of the emerging accounting rules in this area is critical in supporting both functions. This course explains the characteristics of a business and identifies transactions required the application of business combination accounting, which refers to acquisition method in ASC 805, Business Combinations. This course also explains how to apply the consolidation guidance in ASC 810, Consolidation.

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize major principles in a business combination and consolidations
  • Identify events that require the application of business combination accounting
  • Recognize how to account for transactions under the acquisition method
  • Identify considerations for noncontrolling interests
  • Recognize when financial statement consolidation is appropriate
  • Recognize how consolidation is reported and disclosed
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
February 15, 2024

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation


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