Selected Topics in GAAP Self-Study Webinar (11 Hours)


If you’re looking for an update on critical GAAP topics, this is the self-study webinar for you. This course will refresh the accountant’s knowledge of key pronouncements and cover an array of GAAP issues including:

  • Contingencies and uncertainties
  • Goodwill impairment
  • Accounting for interest
  • The impact of COVID-19



To provide financial professionals with a survey of key topics in US GAAP. You’ll explore the rules for subsequent events, fair value, going concerns and more.

  • Goodwill impairment, including special treatments and exceptions
  • Accounting for interest
  • Contingencies, uncertainties, guarantees and use of "more likely than not"
  • Fair value and Other-Than-Temporary Impairment (OTTI)
  • R&D and advertising
  • Nonmonetary transactions
  • Subsequent events
  • Going concerns and the liquidation basis of accounting
  • Accounting for deferred taxes, including changes from the FASB Simplification Initiative
  • The impact of COVID-19

• Identify the Investor Advisory Committee (IAC) proposals for reforming the accounting standard setting process at the FASB 0

• Recognize current FASB priority projects

• Identify the methodology used by the PCC

• Identify the characteristics of the FASB’s codification improvements

• Identify the required disclosures relating to an entity’s risks and uncertainties

• Recognize the circumstances requiring an entity to disclose vulnerability due to certain business concentrations

• Recognize the required disclosures of a guarantor

• Recognize potential metrics for valuation of a guarantee

• Identify the accounting treatment of acquired fixed assets within research and development costs

• Identify general characteristics of research and development costs

• Identify the post-acquisition treatment of capitalized research and development costs acquired in a business combination

• Identify the basis for the accounting treatment of nonmonetary transactions

• Recognize the circumstances under which there is gain/loss recognition on an exchange of nonmonetary assets

• Recognize the entity now responsible for assessing a company’s ability to continue as a going concern

• Recognize the threshold for substantial doubt in assessing an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern

• Recognize the circumstances under which interest is capitalized

• Recognize the capitalization period of interest

• Recognize the frequency in which goodwill is tested for impairment

• Recognize the steps in goodwill impairment testing

• Identify the triggers for goodwill impairment testing

• Identify the role of qualitative assessments in goodwill impairment testing

• Identify private company options for goodwill impairment testing

• Identify the approach to calculating deferred taxes under ASC 740

• Recognize the events creating a deferred tax asset

• Identify the events creating a deferred tax liability

• Identify the role of a valuation allowance in accounting for deferred taxes

• Identify the result of goodwill impairment on deferred taxes

• Recognize the threshold for corporations to use the cash method of accounting under the TCJA

• Recognize the assumption used when determining fair value

• Recognize acceptable valuation techniques identified in ASC 820

• Identify the valuation approach that uses prices and information from identical or comparable assets or liabilities

• Identify the applicability of the fair value option




No advance preparation required.

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