New Required Going Concern Disclosure: Evaluating the Impact on Preparing Financial Statements, Compilations, Reviews and Audits

Date: November 15, 2017 Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST Location: Online CPE: 2 Format: Webcast
EVENT DESCRIPTION

ASU 2014-15 explicitly requires management to assess an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern when preparing and fairly presenting F/S. This course will provide practical insights into the new going concern evaluation and disclosure requirements under U.S. GAAP, generally accepted auditing standards, and the SSARS.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Upon completion of this webcast, participants will be able to:
Describe the significant differences between current practice and the new U.S. GAAP requirements
Identify the impact on preparing financial statements and attest services, including SAS No. 132
Apply illustrative examples of evaluating management’s plans and intentions in alleviating any substantial doubt about the entity’s ability to continue as a going concern
MAJOR TOPICS
Describe management’s responsibility in identifying an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern for a reasonable period of time
Defining the required look forward period under various professional and technical standards
Illustrative examples of the three types of disclosures that may be relevant in the circumstances
Techniques to challenge the reasonableness of management’s assertions about plans and intentions to alleviate any substantial doubt identified
Impact on various attest reports, including compilations, reviews and audits
EVENT DETAILS
PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF FOCUS
Accounting & Auditing
CPE FIELD OF STUDY
Accounting (2.0 Credits)
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Public and industry accountants responsible for monitoring whether disclosures are fairly presented
INSTRUCTOR(S)
Jennifer Louis
COURSE LEVEL
Basic
LOCATION
Online Webcast
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