FMN Accounting

FMN - 2020/August, Seg.2 - How COVID-19 Is Changing the Valuation Profession

Course Overview
Valuation professionals are accustomed to uncertainty, market volatility, natural disasters, and unexpected declines in economic conditions, but COVID-19 is unlike anything they’ve experienced. It makes it impossible to predict the impact it will have on businesses. Looking at EBITDA, any adjustments made to the revenue valuation multipliers would be subjective, and being subjective, are not something any valuation professional would like to be “accused” of. Brian Sarkis, CFA, founder of The Franklin Nova Group, has been in the valuation arena for a couple of decades. He discusses the types of issues he is currently helping his clients navigate through.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completing this segment, you should be able to:

  • Identify the current trends and the issues companies are focusing on;

  • Recognize the main areas where robust disclosures should be considered;

  • Determine some of the triggering events that can occur and assess their impact; and

  • Identify what regulators and auditors are looking for when it comes to asset impairment.

  • Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:

    Work experience in financial reporting or accounting, or an introductory course in accounting.

    Speaker / Author:

    FMN Online
    SmartPros Ltd. is a leader in online and offline continuing education for
    accounting, finance and engineering professionals. With over 2,000 hours of content, SmartPros has been providing mandatory continuing education products since 1981. SmartPros provides services and content to its professional and corporate clients, in a variety of media including Web, CD-ROM, and video. In the accounting market, SmartPros also has a predominant news and information portal which receives 200,000+ visits per month and provides services to over 100,000 subscribers. SmartPros' customers include 50% of the Fortune 500, as well as the major firms and associations in each of its professional markets.


    Price (USD)

    Standard: $69.90


    Course Code : FMN1361-FM

    Release Date : 08/10/2020
    Expire Date : 03/14/2022
    Credits :
    CPE 2.00
    QAS 2.00

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

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