Key SEC Regulations Accountants Should Know About

2 Credits: Accounting


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Key SEC Regulations Accountants Should Know About

Course Level
CPE Credits

2 Credits: Accounting

Course Description

This course provides an overview of key SEC regulations that accountants should be familiar with.  This includes a discussion of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as well as specific Regulations including Regulation S-X, Regulation S-K, and Regulation FD.  This course also provides some examples of how companies may be in violation of certain of these Regulations.  Finally, this course concludes with a discussion of some of the key requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act which seeks to enhance corporate transparency, accountability, and governance practices.

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify key requirements related to the Securities Act of 1933and Securities Exchange Act of 1934
  • Recognize specific requirements included in Regulations S-X, S-K, and FD
  • Distinguish between requirements included in Regulation S-Xand S-K
  • Recognize key requirements of the Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002
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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
June 3, 2024

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation


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Compliance Information

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Meet The Experts

Kelen is a recognized author and reviewer of CPE courses and has authored over 145 courses (350+ CPE credit hours) covering a range of accounting, auditing, financial reporting, regulatory, and ethics topics. Kelen remained involved in CPA exam content development for nearly 10 years and 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 nearly 20 years of progressive finance and accounting experience. He currently serves as an Accounting Policy Advisor with HP. Prior to HP, he served in multiple …