Financial Accounting Best Practices

Acquisition Planning and Accounting Best Practices

Course Overview
This course provides an overview of the key steps involved in acquisition planning and accounting best practices. This includes a discussion of the processes involved in the pre-diligence, due diligence, deal execution, and integration stages of an acquisition. This course also provides an overview of the key differences between a business combination transaction and an asset acquisition.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this segment, you should be able to:

  • Identify best practices with respect to acquisition planning
  • Differentiate between processes performed during various stages of an acquisition
  • Recognize key processes involved in the integration aspect of an acquisition

Content Partner:

SmartPros Ltd.

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accounting, finance and engineering professionals. With over 2,000 hours of
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Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:


Speaker / Author:

Amanda D. Shepherd, licensed as a CPA in Virginia and Florida, is the Product Director for Loscalzo Institute, a Kaplan company, which has been in business for over 30 years specializing in instructor-led accounting CPE training. Amanda started her CPA career in public practice as an auditor at Deloitte, then gained some experience in corporate accounting and spent over 10 years in technical accounting at Fortune 300+ public companies. Her technical accounting roles focused on researching and implementing new accounting standards, providing technical accounting consulting on complex transactions, developing and writing accounting policies, and developing and delivering customized technical accounting trainings within those companies and to other groups such as the Southwest Florida IMA chapter, for which she is currently serving as a Board member. Amanda graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Accounting at Virginia Commonwealth University in 2001 and obtained her CPA license in 2002.

Software & Hardware Requirements:

  • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
  • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
  • Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
  • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
  • Ram: 256 MB minimum
  • Sound card with speakers/headphones
  • Windows or Mac OS


Price (USD)

Standard Rate: $24.95


Course Code : 99SHE01

Release Date : 03/26/2018
Expire Date : 03/26/2020
Credits :
CPE 1.00
QAS 1.00

Course Level : Basic
Course Type : Self-Study
Length : 50min
Passing Grade : 70%
Field Of Study : Accounting

Theme : Financial Accounting Best Practices
Format Type : eLearning
Mobile Compatible

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