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Accounting and Auditing Current Developments Webcast

CPE

When
Sept. 21
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

CPE Credits
8-A&A

Details

 Pricing

PICPA Member: $285 | Nonmember: $385


 More Information

Course No.
135509
Level
Update
Prerequisites
None
Note
Taught by the course author! Coverage will be updated to reflect the most recently issued official pronouncements.

Description

Receive a fast-paced overview of major issues affecting accounting profession. Prepare to implement the lease standard. Obtain a progress report on standards affecting debt covenants, not-for-profits, and credit losses. Understand how regulatory developments in privacy and data security are affecting the profession. Study the impact of the revenue recognition standard and learn from the experience of early adopters. Receive updates on current and proposed standards involving EITF, FASB, PCAOB, ASB, and IASB. 

Highlights

  • Independence challenges with the revenue and leasing standards
  • SSARS update and developments in preparation, compilation, and review engagements
  • Economic, business, and reporting risk in today’s economy
  • Lease accounting: What needs attention right now?
  • Recent accounting standards, loan covenants, VIE consolidation, not-for-profits, and financial instruments
  • Revenue recognition implementation: Have we got it right?
  • Privacy, data security, COSO, and California: New challenges and increased responsibilities


Speaker(s)

Dr. Ray Thompson, CMA, CFM, CBA

Dr. Ray Thompson is Emeritus Associate Professor of Accounting & Finance at the University of Pittsburgh. He served as department head at the UPJ campus for over 25 years. He was also Associate Director of UPJ’s Entrepreneurial Development Assistance Project, where he was involved in financial consulting and assisting in preparing loan proposals for small business start-ups.

He has taught in graduate and undergraduate business programs in Europe, Africa and the US. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Economics and Systems Dynamics from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom, his M.B.A. in Accounting from Xavier University of Ohio, and his Doctor of Business Administration from Nova University. Ray is also certified in Financial Management and is a Certified Management Accountant and Certified Business Appraiser. He recently became certified in International Financial Reporting Standards though the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Ray is a professional educator and writer. He authors and conducts professional development seminars for Fortune 500 and international corporations, multinational financial institutions, State CPA Societies, and CPA firms throughout the US. In addition to these live seminars, he also produces both recorded and written courses for self study. He also provides business valuation services and consults with accounting firms and sole practitioners on a range of accounting issues in the area of valuation. Ray was part of the George & Ray team which offered Accounting & Auditing courses for over 20 years.

Ray is a member of the Institute of Management Accountants and the Institute of Business Appraisers. He is also a faculty associate member of AICPA and PICPA, and is a member of the Financial Reporting Faculty of ICAEW. He lives in Bedford County, PA, and can be reached at (814) 839-0143 by phone or at drrayt@verizon.net.


 


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