GAAP Refresher Self-Study Webinar (10 Hours)


This self-study webinar is perfect for the accountant who wants to maintain a sound working knowledge of common GAAP topics. It covers a variety of accounting and financial reporting issues, including:

  • Revenue recognition
  • Accounting for leases
  • Impairments and discontinued operations
  • Goodwill impairment
  • Materiality

To provide accountants with a refresher of important GAAP topics. You’ll explore many complex accounting pronouncements and rules using discussion questions, problems and real-life examples from financial statements and disclosures.

  • Revenue recognition overview, recent interpretations, transition and adoption of Topic 606
    – Multiple deliverables
    – When sales are consummated and rights of return
    – Consignments and “bill and hold” transactions
    – Net vs. gross
    – Segmenting and combining contracts
  • Accounting for leases—summary and adoption of the New Standard
    – Comparison of the old and new standards
    – Lease modifications, variable leases, timing and duration
  • Lessee vs. lessor treatments
  • Fixed assets: valuation, impairment, asset retirement obligations
  • Discontinued operations
  • Goodwill impairment testing—the latest guidance
  • Materiality: uses and abuses
  • Use of “more likely than not”

Identify the primary factors in the determination of materiality

Identify the role of professional judgment in the determination of materiality

Identify the qualitative assessment factors for materiality

Identify the purpose of the FASB’s proposed amendment to the ASC in regards to the disclosure section of each topic

Recognize when the “more-likely-than-not” threshold is considered met

Recognize the advantages of the use of the MLTN standard versus the higher threshold of FAS 5

Recognize the threshold for expensing fixed assets

Recognize the negative consequences of capitalizing vs. expensing fixed asset costs

Identify the cost basis of assets held for sale

Identify at what point a long-lived asset should be considered held for sale

Identify the issues addressed by FAS 143

Identify the income statement consequences of the disposition of an asset retirement obligation

Identify the applicability of asset retirement obligations to lease contracts

Identify common long-lived asset impairment test triggers

Identify the steps for impairment testing of long-lived assets

Identify the status of disposals qualifying as discontinued operations under ASU 2014-08

Recognize when it is appropriate to separately account for intangibles other than goodwill and goodwill

Recognize market related intangibles

Recognize acquisition scenarios that could result in the recognition of goodwill

Recognize the indications that an impairment for goodwill should be recognized

Recognize the frequency with which goodwill should be tested for impairment

Recognize the default goodwill amortization period for those entities electing the private company alternative for a simplified goodwill impairment test

Identify the characteristics of the FASB’s recent ASU addressing simplifying the accounting for goodwill impairments

Identify the overall goals of the new revenue recognition standard

Identify the effect of the revenue recognition standard on disclosures

Identify the scope of the revenue recognition standard

Identify the steps within the revenue recognition model

Identify the factors indicating that a good or service performance obligation is distinct from other performance obligations within the context of a contract

Identify the role of materiality in the separate identification of performance obligations

Identify the basis for the allocation of the transaction price to separate performance obligations in a contract

Recognize the factors indicating that an entity should combine two or more contracts and account for them as a single contract for revenue recognition purposes

Recognize the threshold for utilization of the practical expedient allowing entities to disregard the time value of money where there is a significant financing component within a revenue contract

Recognize the circumstances under which an entity can elect to expense the cost of obtaining a revenue contract

Recognize the minimum components of a lease contract under the new lease standard

Recognize the circumstances under which an entity must reevaluate the terms of a lease

Recognize the lease classifications of a lessee under the new lease standard

Recognize the transparency and disclosure implications of the new lease standard

Recognize the method for which a lessor accounts for operating lease income under the new standard




No advance preparation required.

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