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Accounting for Business Combinations: (Self-Study Video)

1 Credits: Accounting


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Accounting for Business Combinations: (Self-Study Video)

Self-Study Video
Course Level
CPE Credits

1 Credits: Accounting

Course Description

This online webinar CPE course is designed to provide finance professionals with a thorough understanding of the accounting and reporting requirements for business combinations as per ASC Topic 805. It covers a range of critical topics, including the definition of a business, the steps involved in the acquisition method, and the identification of the acquisition date for business combinations. Participants will benefit from detailed guidance on measuring goodwill, gains from bargain purchases, and understanding the measurement period for business combinations. The course also includes crucial insights into the financial statement disclosures related to business combinations. By the end of this online CPE course, participants will have gained a comprehensive understanding of ASC 805 requirements, enhancing their ability to ensure accurate and compliant financial reporting in the realm of business combinations.

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Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Identify the definition of a business
• List the steps involved in the acquisition method
• Identify the acquisition date for a business combination
• Recognize how to measure goodwill and gains from bargain purchases
• Identify the measurement period for business combinations
• Recognize financial statement disclosures related to business combinations

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Course Specifics

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Revision Date
February 7, 2022


Advanced Preparation


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Kelen is a recognized author and reviewer of CPE courses and has authored over 120 courses (300+ 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 also 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 …