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Surgent's Accounting Principle Changes - Download

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1.00 Credits

This course provides an overview of the accounting requirements with respect to accounting principle changes. The scope of accounting changes includes a discussion of changes in accounting principles, changes in accounting estimates, as well as changes of a reporting entity. A majority of the information included within this course is sourced from the requirements found within FASB ASC Topic No. 250, Accounting Changes and Error Corrections.

Surgent's Accounting and Auditing Credit Losses Under ASC 326 - On-Demand Webcast

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2.00 Credits

ASC 326 significantly changes the accounting for credit losses. Given its pervasive scope, virtually every company will need to at least assess the impact of the new ASC 326 guidance and potentially record a material adjustment to implement the new accounting guidance. In this module, we will review the scope of ASC 326, the key provisions of the accounting model and how entities can estimate credit losses for a variety of in-scope financial assets. As the CECL and other credit loss methodologies under ASC 326 represent accounting estimates, the module will also review both the current and soon to be effective auditing guidance related to this often complex area. (Please Note: This module is part of Surgent's Audit Skills Training: Level 5.)

Surgent's Accounting and Auditing Revenue - On-Demand Webcast

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2.00 Credits

Revenue is often one of the largest and most significant line items in a company's financial statements. It is also the line item that is most susceptible to fraud. Further, all companies reporting under U.S. GAAP have either recently completed or are completing their transition to a complex new accounting standard for recognizing revenue from contracts with customers, ASC 606. Clearly it is imperative that all auditors have a detailed understanding of both ASC 606 and how to effectively audit revenue transactions. In this session of the Surgent Audit Skills Series, we'll review the key elements of ASC 606, including the new disclosure requirements for private companies under the new standard. Then, we'll focus on how to audit revenue, including the elements of an effective risk assessment related to revenue, key controls over the revenue process and substantive procedures. This information with both provides you with the information to audit revenue effectively and efficiently and comply with relevant auditing standards related to revenue. (Please Note: This module is part of Surgent's Audit Skills Training: Level 3.)

Surgent's Accounting for Guarantees - Download

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1.00 Credits

Guarantees are often included within certain purchase agreements, sales agreements, commercial agreements, and many other types of agreements. This course provides an overview of the accounting, reporting, and disclosure requirements related to guarantees. The U.S. GAAP guidance related to guarantees is prescribed by ASC Topic 460.

Surgent's Accounting for Software - Internal Use and External Sales - Download

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2.00 Credits

This course provides an overview of the accounting for software, including both internal-use software as well as software that will be sold to third parties. The accounting, reporting, and disclosure requirements related to software depends on the nature of the software, and whether it will be used internally by an entity or will be marketed to its customers. For internal-use software, the guidance is prescribed by ASC Topic 350-40. On the other hand, the guidance related to software to be marketed and sold is prescribed by ASC Topic 985-20.

Surgent's Accounting for and Auditing Complex Investments - On-Demand Webcast

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2.00 Credits

As companies look for greater investment returns in the current low interest rate environment, they are often investing in more risky types of investments, such as cryptocurrency. Further, as they look to hedge business risks, companies are frequently entering into derivative transactions, which both can contain unexpected risk and accounting complexity. As you advance in your audit careers, you will be faced with both understanding the accounting for and auditing these complex financial statement areas. In this course, we'll review the accounting models of several types of complex investments and review common audit procedures in these areas. (Please Note: This module is part of Surgent's Audit Skills Training: Level 3.)

Surgent's Accounting for and Auditing Inventory - On-Demand Webcast

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2.00 Credits

Many entities have inventory on their books. The types of inventory can range from simple resale of goods purchased to more complex inventories that use process costing. This module will discuss accounting for and auditing less complex inventories and provide an overview of issues associated with auditing more complex inventories. Inventory observations were covered in an earlier module. (Please Note: This module is part of Surgent's Audit Skills Training: Level 3.)

Surgent's Accounting for and Auditing Leases - On-Demand Webcast

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2.00 Credits

Accounting for and auditing leases was always a challenging task. Adding the implementation of the lease accounting guidance in ASC 842, Leases, will undoubtedly add that much more complexity to this audit area. In this module, we will review the new lease accounting model for lessees, compare and contrast the new model with the existing guidance in ASC 840, and review in detail the key considerations in accounting for operating leases under ASC 842 and the other new guidance in the standard. Then, we'll review common audit procedures related to auditing the lease liability and the related Right-of-Use asset, including reviewing the enhanced lease disclosure requirements under ASC 842 and review common audit procedures to perform over the cumulative effect adjustment which entities must record when they adopt ASC 842. (Please Note: This module is part of Surgent's Audit Skills Training: Level 3.)

Surgent's Accounting, Audit, and Attest Update for Practitioners with Small-Business Clients - Download

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8.00 Credits

Specifically tailored for practitioners who not only perform audits but provide other attest and non-attest services to small and medium-sized businesses, this course is a comprehensive update covering recently issued accounting, auditing, and SSARS standards, as well as other professional guidance impacting small and medium-sized business accountants. The course uses practical examples and illustrations to help you understand and apply the new guidance. Through a detailed review of the new lease accounting guidance, common special purpose frameworks, new guidance related to audits and SSARS engagements, and the soon-to-be-effected credit loss standard, this course will get you up to speed on the things that are most important to your smaller and medium-sized clients.

Surgent's Achieving High Levels of Compliance and Customer Service in Your Organization - Download

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4.00 Credits

Probably one of the greatest conflicts in an organization is determining which is more important: compliance or customer service. This program digs deeply into the issue and prepares the finance professional to achieve high levels of compliance and customer service in the department and in the entire organization. We will examine both disciplines from an analytical standpoint, proving why they are necessary for both for-profit and nonprofit businesses to achieve success.

Surgent's Achieving High Levels of Compliance and Customer Service in Your Organization - On-Demand Webcast

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4.00 Credits

Probably one of the greatest conflicts in an organization is determining which is more important: compliance or customer service. This program digs deeply into the issue and prepares the finance professional to achieve high levels of compliance and customer service in the department and in the entire organization. We will examine both disciplines from an analytical standpoint, proving why they are necessary for both for-profit and nonprofit businesses to achieve success.

Surgent's Adapting to Today's Changing Accounting Landscape - On-Demand Webcast

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1.00 Credits

The field of accounting is undergoing rapid evolution in response to a complex interplay of technological advancements, regulatory reforms, economic fluctuations, and shifting societal dynamics. In this course, we will explore the major challenges and opportunities currently facing accountants, and we will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in this dynamic environment.

Surgent's Advanced Critical Tax Issues for Limited Liability Companies and Partnerships - Download

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8.00 Credits

The purpose of this course is to provide an in-depth discussion of selected advanced-level issues affecting LLCs and LLPs.This course qualifies for IRS credit.

Surgent's Advanced Critical Tax Issues for Limited Liability Companies and Partnerships - On-Demand Webcast

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8.00 Credits

The purpose of this course is to provide an in-depth discussion of selected advanced-level issues affecting LLCs and LLPs.

Surgent's Advanced Critical Tax Issues for S Corporations - Download

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10.00 Credits

This course goes beyond the basics and addresses important practical issues that an experienced practitioner must know. Even if you have attended other S corporation courses, you will learn something new in this course.This course qualifies for IRS credit.

Surgent's Advanced Critical Tax Issues for S Corporations - On-Demand Webcast

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8.00 Credits

This course goes beyond the basics and addresses important practical issues that an experienced practitioner must know. Even if you have attended other S corporation courses, you will learn something new in this course.

Surgent's Advanced Individual Income Tax Return Issues - Download

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12.00 Credits

Most Accounting and Financial Professionals have been preparing individual income tax returns for years, and while many of the returns are easy, there are always a number of issues that come up in busy season of which experienced practitioners wish they had more knowledge. This course is designed to explore the tough tax issues for experienced practitioners and help them provide better planning strategies and results for their higher income clients.This course qualifies for IRS credit.

Surgent's Advanced Individual Income Tax Return Issues - On-Demand Webcast

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8.00 Credits

Most Accounting and Financial Professionals have been preparing individual income tax returns for years, and while many of the returns are easy, there are always a number of issues that come up in busy season of which experienced practitioners wish they had more knowledge. This course is designed to explore the tough tax issues for experienced practitioners and help them provide better planning strategies and results for their higher income clients.This course qualifies for IRS credit.

Surgent's Advanced Partnership/LLC Workshop: How to Do Optional Step-Up in Basis Under 754 and Related Provisions - Download

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6.00 Credits

This course explores the practical issues in the many instances in which a step-up in basis can create tax advantages for partners and members. This course includes case studies to illustrate the critical points.This course qualifies for IRS credit.

Surgent's Advanced Trust Issues: A Roadmap for Success in An Increasingly Complex Area - On-Demand Webcast

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4.00 Credits

Trusts are not cookie-cutter documents. In fact, they can be rather unwieldy, especially in explaining the functions to a client and then having the client comply with the trust terms. This course delves into best practices. Given common scenarios, what are the best trusts to use? And how can the client be best protected?