A&A with Dr. Ray Thompson, CMA, CFM, CBA

Accounting and Auditing Current Developments


Receive a fast-paced overview of the major issues and challenges facing the profession. Learn about recent A&A pronouncements and other developments, and how they affect your company or clients now and in the future. Consider the financial reporting consequences of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. 

Hot Topics in Accounting and Financial Reporting


Understand how FASB projects involving revenue recognition, leases, and financial instruments will affect closely held businesses. Identify financial reporting risks for small and medium-sized businesses. Address emerging cyberthreats to financial reporting and risk assessment.

Implementing FASB's New Lease Standard: Examples and Practical Approaches


Gain an understanding of how the transition from operating leases to capitalization will affect companies of all sizes. Review the fundamental principles of the right-to-use model for capitalizing leases. Distinguish which lease contracts are scoped into and out of the standard. Learn how the balance sheet treatment of leases will alter financial statement numbers, ratios, and loan covenants. 

PICPA Ethics Update for CPAs in Business and Industry and A&A Hot Topics


Understand how ethics standards issued by the AICPA and state societies apply to CPAs in business and industry. Examine the new codification of professional ethics. Recognize the profession’s public responsibility. Understand how FASB projects involving revenue recognition, leases, and financial instruments will affect closely held businesses. Identify financial reporting risks for small and medium-sized businesses. Address emerging cyberthreats to financial reporting and risk assessment. 

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PICPA Ethics Update for CPAs in Business and Industry

PICPA Ethics Update for CPAs in Public Practice and A&A Hot Topics


Review AICPA, state CPA society, and state board ethics standards as they apply to small and medium-sized CPA firms. Examine connections between ethics principles and the profession's public responsibility. Understand how the new ethics codification and the conceptual framework for resolving ethical issues will alter current practice.  

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PICPA Ethics Update for CPAs in Public Practice

Revenue Recognition: Practical Approaches to Implementation


Receive a comprehensive explanation of ASU 2014-09 (revenue recognition) and its impact on your organization. Analyze real-life, industry-specific implementation issues using the FASB's five-step approach. Prepare to navigate through transition, disclosure, and presentation challenges. Check back for future dates and locations.

Dr. Ray's Accounting Standards Review for Controllers and Finance Professionals


Examine current accounting standards for practitioners in industry, including recent and upcoming auditing pronouncements. Weigh the reporting options provided by FASB and AICPA for nonpublic companies. Learn how the SEC, AcSEC, EITF, ASB, and IASB are adapting to demands for timelier information.

FASB/SAS Update


Gain an up-to-the-minute understanding of newly issued and forthcoming accounting and auditing pronouncements. Prepare to implement the new revenue recognition standard using the experience of early adopters. Become familiar with recent standards involving financial instruments, not-for-profit reporting, cash flow, and debt classification.
"No one can teach A&A like Dr. Ray does. It's always a pleasure to attend one of his classes."

-David Loeffler, CPA
Penn Color Inc.
"Ray and Bill always inject life and energy into every topic!"

-David Stansbury Jr., CPA
RS Mowery & Sons Inc.