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Construction Contractors: Accounting and Financial Reporting Issues Webinar

CPE

When
Aug. 10
1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

CPE Credits
4-A&A

Details

 Pricing

PICPA Member: $139 | Nonmember: $189


 More Information

Course No.
CST4-2022-01-WEBNR-222-01
Level
Intermediate
Prerequisites
Previous experience in the construction industry or in providing service to construction clients
Note
This webinar is hosted by PICPA's partner, Surgent CPE. After registering, you will receive an email from Surgent CPE with the log-in information.

Description

Accounting and financial reporting for construction contractors may be the most difficult area to be in compliance with the various standards. Also, construction engagements are, in many instances, more “dangerous” than most lines of business due to the many users of the financial statements (especially considering the impact of COVID-19). In this course, we will discuss why construction accounting and financial reporting are so complex and discuss the relationship between the contractor and the surety, both from an underwriting and claims perspective. We will also explore what the surety looks for in order to maximize potential bond credit.

Highlights

  • Overall landscape of the construction industry, including the impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry
  • GAAP and recent changes affecting the construction industry
  • The new Revenue Recognition Standard and its impact on the construction industry
  • The unique relationship between the contractor and the surety
  • The new lease FASB ASC and its impact on the construction industry


Speaker(s)

William I. Eskin, CPA
President
WIE, Inc.

Bill is the owner of a consulting group, WIE, Inc.,in Baltimore, Maryland, that provides assistance in various accounting and financial fields including construction contractors and real estate developers. The firm's services include profit enhancement, forensic and fraud investigations, and expert witness testimony in the areas of GAAS compliance, SSARS compliance, and GAAP compliance, specifically related to identifying and proving CPA malpractice. Previously, Bill was the Director of Financial Analysis and Investigation for the world’s largest surety fidelity operation. There, he provided financial and accounting assistance, and advice to the underwriting and claims functions in addition to performing numerous forensic and fraud investigations related to employee dishonesty and other defalcations.

Bill is an annual speaker at the AICPA National Construction Conference, numerous state CPA societies, as well as many organizations related to GAAP, GAAS, and SSARS compliance. In addition, each year, he assists in the authoring and review of the AICPA annual Construction Audit Guide Update and Construction Contractors Industry Developments. Bill has recently authored and published Construction Contractors: Real-World Guide to Accounting & Auditing and Real Estate: Real-World Guide to Accounting & Auditing. In 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013 Bill was a recipient of the AICPA's Outstanding Discussion Leader Award.


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