SEC Form 8-K Essentials

1 Credits: Accounting


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SEC Form 8-K Essentials

Course Level
CPE Credits

1 Credits: Accounting

Course Description

A publicly-held company is required to file a Form 8-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission whenever it experiences a reportable event. In the SEC Form 8-K Essentials course, we cover the various types of reportable events, provide sample content, and suggest several
controls related to the preparation of this report.

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Learning Objectives

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

  • Identify the various types of violations that must be reported on a Form 8-K.
  • Specify what needs to be reported on a Form 8-K in regard to a change in independent accountant.
  • Recall the required timing for when information must be filed on a Form 8-K.
  • Specify how a bankruptcy should be reported on a Form 8-K.
  • Recall the reporting requirements for a contingent liability on a Form 8-K.
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Course Specifics

Course ID
Revision Date
February 29, 2024

There are no prerequisites.

Advanced Preparation


Number of Pages

Compliance Information

NASBA Provider Number: 103220

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Meet The Experts

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, is a full-time book and course author who has written more than 300 business books and courses. He provides Western CPE with self-study courses in the areas of accounting and finance, with an emphasis on the practical application of accounting standards and management techniques. A sampling of his courses include the The New Controller Guidebook, The GAAP Guidebook, Accountants’ Guidebook, and Closing the Books: An Accountant’s Guide. He also manages the Accounting Best Practices podcast. Steven has been the CFO or controller of both public and private companies and has been a consulting manager with Ernst & Young and …