CPAR Accounting & Financial Reporting

CPAR - 2018/September, Seg.02 - Preparing for the New Credit Loss Model: The CECL Approach

Course Overview
Businesses, as well as banks, are facing a new accounting model for credit losses, known as "current expected credit loss" or CECL. Under the revised standard, accounting is based on historical and current losses, as well as on any deficit that is expected to occur in the future over the entire lifetime of a loan. Eric Segal, managing director of CFO Consulting Partners, warns that this change in loss reserve philosophy will require enterprises to set aside capital for future loss events that could take place - even if they have not yet occurred.

Learning Objectives:

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

  • Recognize the difference between the incurred loss accounting standard and the new current expected credit loss (CECL) approach;
  • Identify the characteristics of the current expected credit loss methodology;
  • Recognize what is involved in order to comply with CECL; and
  • Identify the steps an organization should take to implement CECL.

Content Partner:

CPA Reports Online

Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:

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

Speaker / Author:

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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: $69.90


Course Code : CPAR1352-FM

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

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