CPE Webinars

Accounting for SPACs (September 27, 2021 (9:00 - 10:40 AM CST)

In recent years, SPACs have gained popularity, setting new highs for number of SPAC transactions and  dollar-value of SPAC transactions. More than $70 billion raised by SPACs in 2020, which was nearly five  times the previous high of $12 billion in 2019. Understanding SPACs is important for companies making  acquisitions and participating in public securities markets. 


 Designed For...

Senior finance professionals evaluating entering the U.S. public securities markets through a SPAC  transaction and, thus, needing to develop a high-level understanding of unique SPAC characteristics and  regulations. In addition, CPAs, accountants, and financial analysts working for public companies in the  U.S. that require a broader understanding of SPAC alternatives. It is especially relevant to companies involved in mergers & acquisitions, initial public offerings, and publicly traded companies.

Learning Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

Define SPACs and their role at a basic level 

Present SPAC investments on financial statements 

Prepare SPAC disclosures 

• Follow the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's SPAC review approach

• Assess technical accounting for SPACs 


Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:


Speaker / Author:

John M. Fleming, licensed as a CPA in Pennsylvania, has served as the President and Director of Accounting and Auditing for Kaplan Financial Education, powered by Loscalzo Institute and also as the Director of Content Development for Kaplan Financial Education, powered by SmartPros.  John retired from Kaplan in October of 2017. In retirement, John continues to provide seminars as a discussion leader for Kaplan Financial Education on a part-time basis.

John’s prior practice experience includes audit, tax, consulting, office management, and human resource responsibilities with Deloitte LLP, Richard Eisner & Company LLP, and Ernst & Young LLP. John is a graduate of LaSalle and Drexel Universities with degrees in accounting and finance.

John, a Pennsylvania CPA, served as the 1999/2000 President of the 8,300 member Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). In 2006, the PICPA recognized John as a Joseph E. Sterrett Fellow for his contributions to the accounting profession and in 2007, the Philadelphia Chapter recognized John with their Champion Award for his contributions to the PICPA, Chapter, profession and community.  John has also served as the 2002/2003 President of the American Accounting Association’s Mid-Atlantic Region.

Software & Hardware Requirements:

  • 56k or Greater Internet Connection

Price (USD)

Standard: $60.00


Course Code : ACE-19094_LZ

Length : 1hr 40min
Course Level : Overview
Course Type : Group Internet-Based
Format Type : Webinar
Field Of Study : Accounting

Event Date : 09/27/2021 09:00 AM

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