Let us bring you the latest in accounting and auditing issues. The webcast is devoted to new accounting issues, new audit issues, new compilation and review issues and other issues affecting the profession. Every update is different, so plan to join us each time the update is broadcast for a concise look at the hottest topics affecting every accounting and finance professional. New and revised audit standards and pronouncements will be discussed. This comprehensive course covers relevant pronouncements, exposure drafts, and other guidance recently issued in the accounting, auditing, compilation, preparation, and review arenas.
Objectives of the Presentation
- Understand recently issued FASB standards and guidance
- Assess the effect of recently issued auditing standards, attestation standards, and standards on accounting and review services
- Become familiar with exposure drafts and other projects in accounting, auditing, compilation, preparation, and review services
Why Should you Attend
The accounting and auditing update is intended to be a first step for all accountants who want to be apprised of the new and emerging issues in the field. You will be exposed to the guidance that may impact your practice of accounting in both the public and private arenas. The webcast will give you the overview you need to determine which areas of new guidance you need to explore in more depth.
In this course, we sort through the complexities and help you identify and apply recently issued FASB, PCAOB, and AICPA standards and guidance. With the rate of change in today's regulatory environment, it's challenging staying current on the topics affecting the profession. This course provides the information that is critical to your success and covers hot topics such as revenue recognition, leases, financial instruments, as well as intangible assets, consolidation, business combinations and statement of cash flows; recently issued SAS nos. 132 and 133 and recently issued auditing interpretations; recently proposed SSAE standards; overview of SSARS No. 22 and SSARS No. 23.
- Accounting and attestation standards updates, with a focus on revenue recognition, financial instruments, and leases
- Recently released guidance from the AICPA
- Recently released guidance from the FASB
- Recently released guidance from the IASB
- Identify the new accounting standards codifications issued as updates for 2018
- Private company financial reporting
- Impact of the current environment on audit planning
- Emerging issues that will affect the accounting profession
Athena Finance Group, Inc
Candace is owner of Athena Finance Group, Inc. specializing in strategic planning, distressed entity recovery, valuations, and educational programs. Athena's mission is to pursue and communicate the information clients need. This is accomplished through a cooperative working relationship. Based on solid strategy, the outcome is an expansion of the opportunities of those served.
Candace was associated with Ernst & Young in the tax and then auditing area, serving small, midsized and SEC clients during her tenure. She gained significant experience with various industries including manufacturers, automobile dealerships and securities brokers.
Upon leaving Ernst & Young, Candace pursued and obtained her Masters of Professional Accountancy from Clemson University and proceeded to her career in the educational arena, teaching at Clemson University, Furman University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She returned to Clemson in the Fall of 2006 and remained through Spring of 2012. In addition to undergraduate and graduate education, Candace has developed and taught various continuing education courses in both live format and through webcast technology.
Who will Benefit
This webinar is of value to all accounting, investment, and financial professionals, including CPAs, CEOs, CFOs, banking professionals, and securities and investment professionals.
- All accountants
- Compliance officers
- Chief Financial Officers