Numerous FASB Standards have been issued requiring certain items to be measured and reported at "fair value" on the Balance Sheet. Prior to the release of ASC 820 Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures (formerly known as SFAS 157), the concept of "fair value" had never been formally defined in U.S. accounting literature. Since its issuance in September 2006, ASC 820 has become one the most controversial accounting standards ever released.
This course provides a conceptual review of fair value accounting, as outlined in ASC 820 and other U.S. accounting standards. This review includes discussions on the ongoing controversy surrounding its impact on the global economy, as well as the current FASB &IASB proposals that will potentially require fair value accounting for all financial instruments. Finally, this course will provide an overview of the authoritative guidance for auditing fair value measurements and disclosures, SAS No. 101.
Your printed manual should arrive in the mail to you within 3-5 business days, unless you choose to upgrade to overnight shipping. The cutoff time for overnight orders is 12 noon.
After you have completed reviewing the text material, you may take your exam in our convenient, untimed online format. Tests average 5 questions for each CPE credit offered. For example, a CPE test worth 20 credits would include about 100 questions.
A score of 70% or better is required to pass this course, although there is no limit to the number of times you may take the exam in order to pass.
When you successfully pass the exam, your Certificate of Completion will be displayed on the screen. Print it out on your printer by using the "Print" command in your web browser.
This course is accepted in all but the following states for CPE credit: FL, MN, MS, OR, SC, &TN.
About The Author
Michael J. Walker is a New England-based Certified Public Accountant with over fourteen years of accounting experience in the financial services, information technology services and construction industries. He is currently a Vice President at one of the largest financial institutions in the world. He has an extensive technical accounting background that includes hands-on experience with U.S. GAAP, Canadian GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). His expertise includes the accounting for derivatives, fixed income investments &securitizations. He graduated from Bentley University with a B.S. in Finance (1995) and a M.S. in Accountancy (2000).