Management’s Discussion & Analysis (MD&A) – What You Need to Know

3 Credits: Accounting


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Management’s Discussion & Analysis (MD&A) – What You Need to Know

Course Level
CPE Credits

3 Credits: Accounting

Course Description

This course provides an overview of the rules and regulations with respect to the management’s discussion and analysis (MD&A) section of an entity’s consolidated financial statements filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). MD&A has been, and continues to be, a primary focus area of the SEC when reviewing public company filings. In fact, it has consistently ranked in the top 10 of the most frequent comment letters issued by the SEC.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
• Identify the SEC Regulation applicable to MD&A
• Recognize the primary objective and focus areas related to MD&A
• Identify key information that should be included within a company’s MD&A
• Recognize the types of transactions that should be discussed in MD&A
• Identify methods to enhance the presentation of MD&A

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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
April 26, 2022

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation


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Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

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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 …