Business combinations are a common way for companies to grow in size. This course provides an in-depth overview of the accounting and reporting requirements with respect to business combinations as prescribed by Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 805, Business Combinations. The overall objective of the guidance included within ASC 805 is to improve the relevance, representational faithfulness, and comparability of the information that a reporting entity provides in its financial reports about a business combination and its effects.
The Acquisition Method. Financial Statement Disclosures and Business Combination. Business Combination Achieved in Stages. Reverse Acquisitions. Private Company Alternative. Asset Acquisition vs. Business Combination.
CPAs, CFOs, controllers, financial professionals, and auditors.
Identify the definition of a business as it relates to a business combination transaction. List the steps involved in the acquisition method. Identify the acquisition date for a business combination. Recognize principles and exceptions in the measurement of assets and liabilities of a business combination. Cite differences between the various categories of intangible assets. Recognize how to measure goodwill and gains from bargain purchases. Identify the measurement period for business combinations, and more.
Kelen Camehl, Western CPE
Kelen is a recognized author and reviewer of CPE courses and has authored over 85 courses (225+ CPE credit hours) covering a range of accounting, auditing, financial reporting, regulatory, and ethics topics. His courses are available for purchase from many online CPE providers including the AICPA. Kelen has also remained involved in CPA exam content development for nearly 10 years and has authored more than a thousand multiple choice questions for various sections of the CPA exam. He also serves as an Editorial Advisor for the AICPA’s “Journal of Accountancy”.
Kelen has over 15 years of progressive finance and accounting experience. He currently serves as an Accounting Policy Consultant with HP, Inc. in Dallas, TX. Most recently he was located in Budapest, Hungary on a three-year international assignment and served in the company’s Houston, TX location prior to this assignment. Prior to HP, he served in multiple accounting roles in the oil & gas industry with ConocoPhillips including technical accounting policy, SOX compliance, and internal audit. He also gained public accounting experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers, working with various clients in the energy, electric, power, gas, and utility sectors.
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