Financial Reporting Issues

Recognizing Assets and Liabilities in a Business Combination

Recognizing assets acquired and liabilities assumed in a business combination is a critical step in applying the acquisition method process to business combinations. This step is also one of the more significant steps involved in a business combination transaction. Given the importance of the recognition of assets and liabilities, it's critical that you have a good understanding of the principles and requirements related to this step in the process. This course provides an in-depth overview of this step based on the standards prescribed by Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 805 ("Business Combinations").

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the steps within the acquisition method for business combinations.
  • Identify overall recognition conditions for intangible assets.
  • Distinguish between different categories of intangibles assets.
  • Recognize the accounting alternative available for private and not-for-profit entities.
  • Identify overall measurement principles including specific exceptions.


Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:

None.


Speaker / Author:

Kelen is a recognized author and reviewer of CPE courses and has authored over 85 courses (225+ CPE credit hours) covering a range of accounting, auditing, financial reporting, regulatory, and ethics topics.  His courses are available for purchase from many online CPE providers including the AICPA.  Kelen has also remained involved in CPA exam content development for nearly 10 years and has authored more than a thousand multiple choice questions for various sections of the CPA exam.  He also serves as an Editorial Advisor for the AICPA’s "Journal of Accountancy".   

Kelen has over 15 years of progressive finance and accounting experience. He currently serves as an Accounting Policy Consultant with HP, Inc. in Dallas, TX.  Most recently he was located in Budapest, Hungary on a three-year international assignment and served in the company’s Houston, TX location prior to this assignment.  Prior to HP, he served in multiple accounting roles in the oil & gas industry with ConocoPhillips including technical accounting policy, SOX compliance, and internal audit. He also gained public accounting experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers, working with various clients in the energy, electric, power, gas, and utility sectors.

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Price (USD)

Standard: $49.90

Details

Course Code : 99CAM13

Release Date : 01/27/2022
Expire Date : 01/31/2024
Credits :
CPE 2.00
QAS 2.00

Length : 1hr 40min
Course Level : Basic
Course Type : QAS Self-Study
Passing Grade : 70%
Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible
Field Of Study : Accounting

Theme : Financial Reporting Issues

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