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Surgent’s Implementing Topic 606: Tackling the Tough Issues in Adopting the New Revenue Recognition Standard (NRRS) (SSAA014/20)

By |2019-10-07T14:46:28-05:00June 30th, 2020||

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.

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Surgent’s Lease Accounting: The Impact of Changing Standards on Both Lessors and Lessees (AALL) (SSAA030/20)

By |2019-10-07T14:46:32-05:00June 30th, 2020||

The effective date for ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842) is rapidly approaching. The new standard eliminates one of the largest forms of off-balance sheet accounting, but requires most leases to be brought onto the balance sheet (whether classified as a financing or operating lease) as well as mandates other changes in lease accounting for both lessees and lessors. This course will discuss the impact of these changing standards on both parties and will discuss recently issued or proposed updated guidance related to this new standard. These changes will be effective for public companies for periods beginning after December 15, 2018, with all other entities having an extra year for implementation. So now is the time to get up to date on all that is going on with regard to this topic.

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Surgent’s Accounting for Long-Term Assets: Addressing the Challenging Issues (LTA4) (SSAA038/20)

By |2019-10-07T14:46:33-05:00June 30th, 2020||

Often considered relatively low-risk assets, accounting for long-term assets such as property, plant and equipment (PP&E), intangible assets and goodwill can pose significant accounting challenges in their initial measurement and subsequent valuation. Also, the new accounting guidance for revenue recognition and leases will create other classes of long-term assets which will result in additional accounting challenges. In this course, we'll discuss the basic accounting model for various types of long-term assets, such as PP&E, intangibles and right of use assets. Next, we'll discuss the complex accounting around asset impairment and other valuation issues and lastly discuss the impact of recent ASC Updates, such as ASU No. 2017-04 on goodwill impairment and ASU No. 2017-01 on business combinations. As there is often more than meets the eye when it comes to long-term assets, this course will refresh your knowledge on this surprisingly complex area of accounting.

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Surgent’s Mastering Accounting for Income Taxes (AIT4) (SSAA078/20)

By |2019-10-07T14:46:40-05:00June 30th, 2020||

Since its inception nearly 25 years ago, many have continued to struggle with applying the current model for accounting for income taxes. But this doesn't have to be you. This course will provide you with the basic knowledge necessary to understand the complexities of this challenging topic. Through discussions and use of exercises, this course will analyze the authoritative literature to provide a thorough understanding of such topics as deferred taxes, income tax expense, uncertain tax positions and other classification and disclosure requirements. We'll also explore the changes on the horizon to accounting for income taxes.

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Surgent’s Examining the New Lease Accounting Standard: More Than Meets the Eye (NLS4) (SSAA126/20)

By |2019-10-07T14:46:46-05:00June 30th, 2020||

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. Lastly, the course will cover recently issued amendments to the lease accounting guidance.

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Surgent’s Accounting for Financial Statement Uncertainty: Estimates, Contingencies, and Going Concern (AFS4) (SSAA033/20)

By |2019-10-07T14:40:30-05:00June 30th, 2020||

Understanding the proper accounting for and reporting of financial statement areas containing uncertainty can be challenging, especially ensuring adequate disclosure of risk to the financial statement users. This course will provide critical considerations when evaluating the proper treatment of accounting estimates, loss contingencies, and going concern in U.S. GAAP-basis financial statements.

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Surgent’s Annual Accounting Update (ACU4) (SSAA074/20)

By |2019-10-07T14:40:35-05:00June 30th, 2020||

Designed for accounting and auditing practitioners at all levels in both public accounting and business and industry, this course provides an overview of recent accounting matters including: Private Company Standard Setting activities; recently issued Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs); the FASB's comprehensive new Revenue Recognition standard, Topic 606; a brief update of the FASB's new Lease Accounting standard -- ASU No. 2016-02; changes to the adoption dates for PCC alternatives and other important accounting matters.

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Surgent’s Annual FASB Update and Review (FUR4) (SSAA112/20)

By |2019-10-07T14:40:42-05:00June 30th, 2020||

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.

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Surgent’s Accounting and Reporting Update for Tax Practitioners (AAUP) (SSAA069/20)

By |2019-10-07T14:48:05-05:00June 30th, 2020||

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.

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Surgent’s Annual Accounting and Auditing Update (ACAU) (SSAA072/20)

By |2019-10-07T14:48:06-05:00June 30th, 2020||

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.

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Surgent’s Mastering Accounting for Income Taxes (AIT4) (SSAA079/20)

By |2019-10-07T14:48:08-05:00June 30th, 2020||

Since its inception nearly 25 years ago, many have continued to struggle with applying the current model for accounting for income taxes. But this doesn't have to be you. This course will provide you with the basic knowledge necessary to understand the complexities of this challenging topic. Through discussions and use of exercises, this course will analyze the authoritative literature to provide a thorough understanding of such topics as deferred taxes, income tax expense, uncertain tax positions and other classification and disclosure requirements. We'll also explore the changes on the horizon to accounting for income taxes.

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Surgent’s Construction Contractors: Critical Accounting, Auditing, and Tax Issues (CONS) (SSAA089/20)

By |2019-10-07T14:48:10-05:00June 30th, 2020||

Accounting and financial reporting for construction contractors may be the most difficult area to be in compliance with the various standards. 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 of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on the construction industry.

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Surgent’s Construction Contractors: Accounting and Financial Reporting Issues (CST4) (SSAA097/20)

By |2019-10-07T14:48:12-05:00June 30th, 2020||

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.

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Surgent’s Examining the New Lease Accounting Standard: More Than Meets the Eye (NLS4) (SSAA011/20)

By |2019-10-07T14:42:08-05:00June 30th, 2020||

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. Lastly, the course will cover recently issued amendments to the lease accounting guidance.

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Surgent’s Challenges in Implementing Topic 606 for Entities in the Technology Sector (TEC4) (SSAA027/20)

By |2019-10-07T14:42:09-05:00June 30th, 2020||

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.

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Surgent’s Revenue Recognition for Long-Term Construction and Similar Contracts: Topic 606 Implementation Challenges (LTC4) (SSAA124/20)

By |2019-10-07T14:42:17-05:00June 30th, 2020||

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. You need to be able to apply Topic 606 to your types of contracts and determine what changes, if any, will occur in how you recognize revenue under the new standard. In this course, we'll explore Topic 606 from the perspective of entities that currently recognize revenue under SOP 81-1, focusing on those areas most likely to be impacted under the new guidance. 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.

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Surgent’s Race Toward Implementation: Tackling the Tough Issues in Adopting the New Revenue Recognition Standard (NRRS) (SSAA013/20)

By |2019-10-07T14:43:05-05:00June 30th, 2020||

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.

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Surgent’s Guide to the Topic 606 Revenue Recognition Model for All CPAs (REV4) (SSAA015/20)

By |2019-10-07T14:43:06-05:00June 30th, 2020||

The effective date for Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, is now here for all entities. 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 will review all aspects of the FASB's new five-step revenue recognition model, including all updates which have been issued to the original ASU. Additionally, the course will review the presentation, and disclosure requirements of the standard. 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. Revenue recognition changes due to this new guidance 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.

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Surgent’s Guide to the Topic 606 Revenue Recognition Model for All CPAs (REV4) (SSAA016/20)

By |2019-10-07T14:43:08-05:00June 30th, 2020||

The effective date for Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, is now here for all entities. 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 will review all aspects of the FASB's new five-step revenue recognition model, including all updates which have been issued to the original ASU. Additionally, the course will review the presentation, and disclosure requirements of the standard. 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. Revenue recognition changes due to this new guidance 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.

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Surgent’s Challenges in Implementing Topic 606 for Entities in the Technology Sector (TEC4) (SSAA026/20)

By |2019-11-12T09:06:36-05:00June 30th, 2020||

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.

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