FMN Accounting  |  Format: Flash

Making Financial Disclosures Simplified and Streamlined

Course Overview
The Securities and Exchange Commission recently reported that it is once again studying the frequency of financial reporting in order to promote a long-term focus among public companies and their investors. Harvey Pitt, the chief executive of Kalorama Partners, reminds us of why, when he served as SEC chairman, he advocated the notion of eliminating quarterly reporting in favor of providing more current information to investors and to the SEC.

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

  • Recognize the purpose of disclosure;
  • Identify the key characteristics of today�s
    financial reporting system;
  • Recognize Harvey Pitt�s perspectives on
    quarterly reporting; and
  • Identify the challenges brought about by today�s standard setting process.

    Catalog Number: FMN1280-FM
    CPE Credits: 2 Registry / 2 QAS
    Author: FMN Online
    Advanced Preparation:
    Work experience in financial reporting or accounting, or an introductory course in accounting.
    Course Level: Update
    Field of Study: Accounting
    Content Partner: FMN Online
    QAS: QAS Certified based on 50 minute hours.
    Course Type: Self-Study
    Minimum Passing Grade: 70%
      You are allowed 2 attempts to pass the final exam in a 30 day period. You will be locked out of the final for 30 days after any second failure.
    Soft/Hardware Reqs.:  Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
     Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
     56k or Greater Internet Connection
     Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
     Ram: 256 MB minimum
     Sound card with speakers/headphones
     Windows or Mac OS
    Release/Expiration Dates: Dec 11, 2018 / Jul 13, 2020