Hot Topics Case Study Deep Dive: Stock-Based Compensation & Fair Value Accounting


In this how-to guide based on real-world case studies, you will benefit from an in-depth review of the best ways to handle two of the most critical topics in corporate accounting: Stock-Based Compensation and Fair Value Accounting. Among the many specialized topic-related issues, you will learn how to:

  • Work through the entries for each type of stock-based compensation using case studies
  • Identify how stock-based compensation affects all of the financial statements and how to properly prepare the required disclosures
  • Work through the various methods for determining fair value using case studies
  • Handle fair value disclosure requirements by taking an in-depth look at actual examples



To provide you with hands-on experience in dealing with the complex issues of accounting for stock-based compensation and fair value. This seminar is designed to sharpen your practical skills and provide you with the information you need to apply these best practices back at work.

  • Stock-Based Compensation
  • Accounting for stock options, stock appreciation rights, share awards and other methods of stock-based compensation
  • Explore the calculation of option value
  • Understand the accounting issues related to classifying stock-based compensation using the liability method
  • Understand how these items affect the financial statements
  • Fair-Value Accounting
  • Learn about the assumptions that drive fair value and how to determine those assumptions
  • Focus on the use of fair value for both those financial instruments accounted for at fair value and also for impairment measurements companies need to make related to tangible assets, goodwill and intangibles

Working knowledge of stock-based compensation and fair value accounting.


No advance preparation required.

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