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Surgent’s Challenges in Implementing Topic 606 for Entities in the Technology Sector (TEC4) (SSAA115/19)

By |2019-04-23T15:49:23-04:00June 30th, 2019|

Change is definitely coming. For those entities currently following industry-specific accounting guidance for revenue recognition, Topic 606 will be replacing this with a single model. For those in the technology sector that utilize Statement of Position 97-2, Software Revenue Recognition (SOP 97-2), adopting Topic 606 will most likely result in significant changes to when you recognize revenue, particularly with regard to contracts with multiple performance obligations. With the requirement to have vendor-specific objective evidence (VSOE) to support the allocation of transaction price going away under Topic 606, technology companies will also see major change in how they allocate transaction price, which will impact when they record revenue on these transactions. With Topic 606's effective date right around the corner, now is the time to get the answers to your implementation questions. In this course, we'll explore Topic 606 from the perspective of entities that currently recognize revenue under SOP 97-2. We'll highlight the changes that Topic 606 makes to the guidance found in the SOP and focus on the impact that software entities should expect when implementing this new guidance. Implementing Topic 606 will be a challenge for software entities, and this course will help you identity and resolve these issues so that you can complete your adoption strategy.

Surgent’s Accounting, Audit, and Attest Update for Practitioners with Small-Business Clients (SMBP) (SSAA107/19)

By |2019-04-23T15:50:51-04:00June 30th, 2019|

Specifically tailored for practitioners who do not 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, compilation, and review 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 material in practice.

Surgent’s Annual Accounting and Auditing Update (ACAU) (SSAA44/19)

By |2019-04-23T15:51:14-04:00June 30th, 2019|

Designed for accounting and attestation practitioners at all levels in both public accounting and business and industry, this course provides a comprehensive review of recent standard setting activities of the PCC, FASB, ASB, and ARSC. Not only will this course bring you up-to-date on the requirements, it also provides you with many hands-on examples and illustrations to help you apply the guidance in practice. You'll learn about the latest standards, exposure drafts, and guidance focusing on issues applicable to accountants and attestation practitioners in public accounting and private industry. This course also includes a discussion of common audit quality issues noted in peer reviews; updates practitioners on the latest developments impacting compilation, preparation, and review engagements; and discusses other matters of interest to all accountants.

Surgent’s Guide to the New Revenue Recognition Model for All CPAs (REV4) (SSAA104/19)

By |2019-04-23T15:49:15-04:00June 30th, 2019|

The effective date for Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, is rapidly approaching. Are you ready? Designed for accounting and auditing practitioners at all levels in both public accounting and business and industry, this course provides a thorough review of the FASB's comprehensive new revenue recognition guidance found in Topic 606. The course begins with a quick overview of the new guidance from 30,000 feet, before diving into the details of the FASB's new five-step revenue recognition model. Additional guidance, presentation, and disclosures are also presented in this course. Plenty of examples are used to illustrate the practical application of the ins and outs of the new guidance (including journal entries) to help you better understand and apply the complexities of this completely revamped area of accounting. Additionally, the course discusses the recent Accounting Standard Updates (ASUs) to Topic 606 that provide additional guidance on such issues as licenses, collectibility, and performance obligations. Revenue recognition changes could impact wording in contracts, tax planning strategies, budgets, debt covenant compliance, incentive compensation plans, and more. In other words, this comprehensive change in revenue recognition is so much more than simply understanding the resulting debits and credits in the financial statements. As such, it is imperative that all accounting and auditing practitioners at all levels, in both public accounting and business and industry, begin their review and preparation for implementing Topic 606 NOW.

Surgent’s Recently Issued U.S. GAAP – What Small and Mid-Size Nonpublic Entity CPAs Need to Know and Do Now, Not Later (GAAP) (SSAA83/19)

By |2019-04-23T15:48:56-04:00June 30th, 2019|

New Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) related to U.S. GAAP are issued on a regular basis. It can be time-consuming and confusing to keep up-to-date on the resulting impact on financial statements and disclosures, especially when many changes relate primarily to public business entities, larger companies, or specific industries. This course will focus on explaining the most significant U.S. GAAP updates that are relevant to small- and medium-size private entities.

Surgent’s Accounting for Financial Instruments: Making Sense of the FASB’S New Guidance on Impairment, Hedging, and Financial Assets and Liabi (SSAA47/19)

By |2019-04-23T15:46:17-04:00June 30th, 2019|

With the recent completion of its financial instruments project, the FASB has made some significant changes to how an entity accounts for many of its financial instruments. In ASUs dealing with the recognition and measurement of financial assets and liabilities (ASU No. 2016-01), impairment (ASU No. 2016-13), and hedging, this new guidance will challenge all entities, not just those in the financial services industry. This means you. In this course, we'll review the new guidance in each of these areas and how it varies from existing guidance on accounting for changes in the fair value of equity securities, timing and measurement of the impairment of financial instruments, and hedge accounting. Specifically, we'll review the details of the new Current Estimate of Credit Losses (CECL) model, which entities must follow when determining the credit losses on their financial instruments. Applying the CECL model will result in the earlier recognition of credit losses, as an entity will recognize such losses based on its current estimates, not its actual incurred losses. Next, we'll discuss what's changed in hedge accounting and how these changes may make hedging transactions more appealing to smaller entities. Lastly, we'll explore the changes in where entities record the changes in fair value for equity securities. As almost all entities will have some financial instruments that are within the scope of one or more of these new Updates, now is the time for you to get up to speed on this significant new guidance. With the implementation of this guidance right on the horizon, this is the course for you.

Surgent’s A&A Hot Topics: Getting a Grasp on the Big Issues Facing the Industry (AAYR) (SSAA42/19)

By |2019-04-23T15:51:20-04:00June 30th, 2019|

With so much going on in the Accounting, Compilations and Review, and Auditing arena lately, it's easy to have missed some of the more important issues and challenges facing the profession today and into the near future. This course, designed for accounting and auditing practitioners at all levels in both public accounting and business and industry, will provide you with a year in review look at some of the more important issues and challenges facing CPAs. We will identify and discuss specific areas within the profession that are likely to affect you and your clients, thereby keeping you "in the know" on these critical topics. Examples and illustrations provide hands-on application to further enhance your understanding of the matters presented.

Surgent’s Construction Contractors: Accounting and Financial Reporting Issues (CST4) (SSAA69/19)

By |2019-04-23T15:45:55-04:00June 30th, 2019|

Accounting and financial reporting for construction contractors may be the most difficult area to be in compliance with the various standards. Also, construction engagements are, in many instances, more "dangerous" than most lines of businesses due to the many users of the financial statements. In this course, we will discuss why construction accounting and financial reporting are so complex, and discuss the relationship between the contractor and the surety, from both an underwriting and claims perspective. We will also explore what the surety looks for in order to maximize potential bond credit.

Surgent’s FASB Update: New and Recent Accounting Standards Updates (FUPD) (SSAA81/19)

By |2019-04-23T15:50:12-04:00June 30th, 2019|

Designed for practitioners and their staff, whether in public accounting or business and industry, this course will provide you with an update of recently issued FASB Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs), including a comprehensive review of the new revenue recognition standard and guidance found in ASC Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers.

Surgent’s Annual Accounting and Auditing Update (ACAU) (SSAA43/19)

By |2019-04-23T15:51:22-04:00June 30th, 2019|

Designed for accounting and attestation practitioners at all levels in both public accounting and business and industry, this course provides a comprehensive review of recent standard setting activities of the PCC, FASB, ASB, and ARSC. Not only will this course bring you up-to-date on the requirements, it also provides you with many hands-on examples and illustrations to help you apply the guidance in practice. You'll learn about the latest standards, exposure drafts, and guidance focusing on issues applicable to accountants and attestation practitioners in public accounting and private industry. This course also includes a discussion of common audit quality issues noted in peer reviews; updates practitioners on the latest developments impacting compilation, preparation, and review engagements; and discusses other matters of interest to all accountants.

Surgent’s Annual FASB Update and Review (FUR4) (SSAA82/19)

By |2019-04-23T15:46:05-04:00June 30th, 2019|

Designed for practitioners and their staff, whether in public accounting or business and industry, this course provides an overview of recent FASB accounting and reporting developments. The course begins by reviewing recent Private Company Council (PCC) activities and recently issued Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs), analyzing guidance that has a major effect on all industries, including those covering revenue recognition and leases. Special attention is given to standard setters' activities that affect small and medium-sized entities. Examples and illustrations provide hands-on application to help you assess and implement the new standards and guidance applicable to your practice and clients.

Surgent’s Small-Business Accounting, Audit, and Attest Update (SMP4) (SSAA108/19)

By |2019-04-23T15:51:07-04:00June 30th, 2019|

Specifically tailored for practitioners who do not 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, compilation, and review 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 material in practice.

Surgent’s Accounting and Reporting Update for Tax Practitioners (AAUP) (SSAA40/19)

By |2019-04-23T15:50:10-04:00June 30th, 2019|

Designed for all tax practitioners, including those who prepare tax basis financial statements for their clients, this course will replenish your accounting and reporting tank with an update of recent standard setting activities at the PCC, FASB, ASB, and ARSC, including the new revenue recognition, lease and financial instruments accounting standards. The course will also review recent FASB updates that impact income tax accounting for stock based compensation and the presentation of deferred taxes on the balance sheet. We will also review the authoritative standards and guidance for performing and reporting on engagements found in SSARS No. 21, Clarification and Recodification and other recently issued SSARS. The course will focus on any changes to common book-tax temporary differences which will result from applying this new guidance and will utilize plenty of hands-on examples and illustrations to increase your overall understanding and application of the material.

Surgent’s Challenges in Implementing Topic 606 for Entities with Long-Term Construction Projects (LTC4) (SSAA97/19)

By |2019-04-23T15:48:33-04:00June 30th, 2019|

Change is definitely coming. For those entities who currently recognize revenue under the guidance of Statement of Position 81-1, Accounting for Performance of Construction-Type and Certain Production-Type Contracts (SOP 81-1), understanding the basics of Topic 606 is not enough. In order to assess the impact of adopting Topic 606, you need a detailed understanding of whether you can recognize revenue over time under Topic 606 or not. Plus, applying the other steps of Topic 606's five-step revenue recognition model could also result in entities making changes to their current revenue recognition approaches. With Topic 606's effective date right around the corner, now is the time to get the answers to your implementation questions. In this course, we'll explore Topic 606 from the perspective of entities that currently recognize revenue under SOP 81-1, highlighting any areas of potential change in your current approach when you adopt Topic 606, such as identifying performance obligations and when and how you recognize revenue. Applying Topic 606 to your long-term contracts will definitely change your revenue recognition approach. This course will help you determine how big that change will be.

Surgent’s FASB Update for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses: A Practical Implementation Guide (FAUR) (SSAA76/19)

By |2019-04-23T15:50:18-04:00June 30th, 2019|

Recently updated to include discussion of new FASB standards on revenue, leases, and measurement of financial instruments, this course is designed for small and medium-sized business practitioners and their staff, whether in public accounting or business and industry, and will provide you with a comprehensive review of recent FASB accounting and reporting matters most relevant to smaller companies including: Private Company Standard Setting activities; Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) recently issued and the FASB's current technical agenda; Revenue Recognition; Lease Accounting; and new ASUs dealing with financial instruments. Plus, the course will discuss such hot topics as cyber-security and enterprise risk management. Examples and illustrations provide hands-on application to help you assess and implement the new standards and guidance applicable to your practice and clients.

Surgent’s Construction Contractors: Critical Accounting, Auditing, and Tax Issues in Today’s Environment (CONS) (SSAA61/19)

By |2019-04-23T15:46:13-04:00June 30th, 2019|

Accounting and financial reporting for construction contractors may be the most difficult area to be in compliance with the various standards. Also, construction engagements are, in many instances, more "dangerous" than most lines of businesses due to the many users of the financial statements. In this course, we will discuss why construction accounting and financial reporting are so complex, and discuss the relationship between the contractor and the surety, both from an underwriting and claims perspective. We will also explore what the surety looks for in order to maximize potential bond credit, and we will discuss key areas of tax compliance concentrating on those areas which make construction unique including the impact the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has on the construction industry.

Surgent’s Successfully Navigating the Impacts of SSARS No. 21-23 (SSAR) (SSAA111/19)

By |2019-04-23T15:47:37-04:00June 30th, 2019|

Statements of Standards for Accounting and Review Services (SSARS) recently underwent a complete revision through the issuance of SSARS No. 21, Statements of Standards for Accounting and Review Services: Clarification and Recodification. The most monumental change is the creation of a brand new non-attest service entitled "Preparation of Financial Statements." This course will focus on clear and practical guidelines for successfully navigating the changed professional requirements of SSARS No. 21, and subsequent SSARS No. 22 - 24, compared to current practice.

Surgent’s Race Toward Implementation: Tackling the Tough Issues in Adopting the New Revenue Recognition Standard (NRRS) (SSAA102/19)

By |2019-04-23T15:47:46-04:00June 30th, 2019|

Whether you are ready or not, the effective date of the new revenue recognition standard is right around the corner. The time to execute your implementation plan is now. Are you ready? In this course, in addition to reviewing the five-step revenue recognition model and the recent Updates that impact the standard, we will explore some industry specific topics that have been challenging for entities adopting the new standard. Topics covered include identifying performance obligations, licenses, customer loyalty programs, other "material right" options, plus other transition issues such as the impact on income taxes and financial systems. As you sprint toward implementation, this course will help make sure that the wind stays at your back.

Surgent’s More Than Meets the Eye: Examining the New Lease Accounting Standard (NLS4) (SSAA99/19)

By |2019-04-23T15:47:13-04:00June 30th, 2019|

Implementing ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842) is sure to have a major impact on your balance sheet and potentially on your business as well. This course is a one-stop shop for what you need to know about the upcoming changes to lease accounting. In this course, we will review how to measure the lease liability and Right of Use asset that will now be recorded on the balance sheet for all leases. We will also tackle the tricky issues of accounting for lease modifications and other lease re-measurement events as well as address the other major provisions of the new standard, including transition. We will also review the income statement treatment of lease expense for all leases for both lessees and lessors and discuss recent FASB implementation guidance.

Surgent’s Race Toward Implementation: Tackling the Tough Issues in Adopting the New Revenue Recognition Standard (NRRS) (SSAA103/19)

By |2019-04-23T15:49:01-04:00June 30th, 2019|

Whether you are ready or not, the effective date of the new revenue recognition standard is right around the corner. The time to execute your implementation plan is now. Are you ready? In this course, in addition to reviewing the five-step revenue recognition model and the recent Updates that impact the standard, we will explore some industry specific topics that have been challenging for entities adopting the new standard. Topics covered include identifying performance obligations, licenses, customer loyalty programs, other "material right" options, plus other transition issues such as the impact on income taxes and financial systems. As you sprint toward implementation, this course will help make sure that the wind stays at your back.