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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Webcast

CPE Credits

  • 2.00 CPE Credits in AA

Pricing

  • $89.00 - Member
  • $89.00 - Non Member

Course Developer

New Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) related to U.S. GAAP are issued on a regular basis. It can be time-consuming and confusing to keep up-to-date on the resulting impact on financial statements and disclosures, especially when many changes relate primarily to public business entities, larger companies, or specific industries. This course will focus on explaining the most significant U.S. GAAP updates that are relevant to small- and medium-size private entities.

Designed For

Accountants both in public and private practice responsible for preparing or attesting on financial statements and disclosures for nonpublic business entities.

Benefits

  • Describe the important accounting policy elections to consider related to Private Company Council (PCC) U.S. GAAP alternatives available to nonpublic entities
  • Discuss the highlights of the ASUs with outstanding effective dates for nonpublic business entities, focusing on the changes most relevant to small and medium-sized nonpublic business entities
  • Explain the possible impact of pending FASB activity most relevant to private companies

Highlights

  • Private Company Council (PCC) influenced U.S. GAAP alternatives, such as common control leasing arrangements, interest rate swaps and goodwill
  • What nonpublic reporting entities need to do now related to ASU 2014-09 Revenue Recognition
  • The impact of the new ASU 2016-02 Leases, and whether there is anything entities need to do now to prepare for implementation
  • Highlights of other ASUs with open effective dates for nonpublic business entities that have the greatest likelihood of changing the financial statements of smaller entities
  • Significant pending FASB activity related to smaller private businesses

Course Level

Basic

Prerequisites

None

Advance Preparation

None
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Jennifer Louis

Jennifer F. Louis, CPA

Jennifer F. Louis, CPA has over 25 years of experience in designing and presenting high-quality training programs in a wide variety of technical accounting, auditing, and “soft skills” topics needed for professional and organizational success. She is the principal author of audit and attest related courses for Surgent and a frequent speaker at Surgent live programs and seminars. She has received the Surgent Outstanding Discussion Leader Award because of her consistently high evaluations for knowledge and presentation skills. Ms. Louis is also the president of Emergent Solutions Group, LLC, a company she founded in 2003, dedicated to developing and delivering a wide variety of accounting and auditing training services, including audit staff training, audit productivity improvement, and value-added auditing. Prior to that, she was executive vice president/director of training services at AuditWatch, Inc. Before joining AuditWatch, Ms. Louis was the financial/operational internal audit manager at AARP. While at AARP, she served as one of their specially trained facilitators available as a resource throughout the organization for designing and leading strategic meetings and training sessions. Ms. Louis was also an audit manager for Deloitte and Touche, LLP. During her years in that firm’s Washington, D.C. office, she served as an instructor for the firm’s national “Train the Trainers” program. Ms. Louis graduated summa cum laude from Marymount University with a BBA in accounting.

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