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Monday, June 25, 2018
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Registration: 8:00 AM

Ramada Plaza Hotel and Conference Center Cranbury - South Brunswick390 Forsgate Drive, Exit 8A,
Jamesburg, NJ 08831

CPE Credits

  • 8.00 CPE Credits in AA


  • $279.00 - Member
  • $379.00 - Non Member

Course Developer

The requirements of U.S. GAAP are often complex and overwhelming for professionals who prepare financial statements. The complexities and constant changes to existing standards require diligence and focus. History shows that certain areas continue to pose challenges for many preparers. This program is specifically geared toward professionals in the accounting industry. We cover some of the more challenging areas in U.S. GAAP, including business combinations, goodwill and impairments, joint ventures, derivatives and hedging, as well as upcoming changes to revenue recognition, which will be a challenge to all! The course includes numerous practical examples, and participants will have the opportunity to work out the mechanics of complex standards during the seminar.

Designed For

CPAs preparing financial statements. This course provides answers to some of the more complicated accounting issues preparers of industry financial statements face every day.


  • Explain the accounting for specific GAAP requirements
  • Apply troublesome pronouncements


  • Revised content to reflect the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
  • Business combinations
  • Common derivative arrangements and hedging
  • Goodwill and impairment losses
  • Debt modifications and troubled debt restructuring
  • Joint ventures and collaborative arrangements
  • Stock-based compensation
  • New revenue recognition lease and financial instrument standards



Advance Preparation


Additional Notes

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Bernard Brown

Bernard Brown, CPA
Loscalzo Associates, Ltd.

Bernie Brown, CPA, licensed as a CPA in Delaware, is a discussion leader for Loscalzo Institute. Bernie is a fractional CFO with Brown & Associates, LLC, a firm specializing in the improvement of small to mid-size businesses’ bottom lines through strategy, improved execution, and better team dynamics. With more than 30 years’ experience as a CFO, VP of Finance, Treasurer, and Risk Manager, Bernie has participated in fast-growing multi-national businesses. He has significant hands on experience with bank relationships, reorganizations, cost reductions, acquisitions and divestitures. Bernie has worked with Tyco International, Noel Group LLC, Nomaco Inc., Holliston LLC. He is a graduate of Penn State University with degrees in Business Administration & Professional Accountancy, and has also taught Personal Finance 101, Health and Welfare Wellness seminars. Bernie has been recognized as a leader in his local community, the chairman of the Finance committee at St. Raphael’s Catholic Church, the Grand Knight for the local Knights of Columbus Chapter, Board member of Jim White Foundation helping the homeless, is a member of Delaware CPA Society, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

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