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Tuesday, December 15, 2020 Webcast

Going Concern Accounting and Reporting Considerations in the COVID-19 Environment (X1-AGC2-2020-01-WEBNR-350-01)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST

Webcast


Webcast , NJ

2.0 CPE Credits in AA

OVERVIEW

One of the unfortunate outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic is the economic stress. Such stress has raised concerns about many entities’ abilities to continue as a going concern, which has significant accounting, disclosure, and reporting implications. This course will review the relevant considerations related to going concern, including when substantial doubt concerning an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern exists, management mitigation efforts, and required disclosures both when management, and the accountant, feel such efforts will be effective in mitigating the risk, as well as when they do not. Lastly, we’ll consider the accountant’s reporting responsibilities under various scopes of services in various scenarios.

DESIGNED FOR

Accounting and auditing practitioners assisting in the preparation of financial statements.

BENEFITS

  • Discuss red flags indicating possible going concern uncertainty in the COVID-19 environment
  • Differentiate between the external accountant’s and management’s responsibility related to identifying, evaluating, presenting, and disclosing going concern uncertainty
  • Discuss how to obtain sufficient appropriate evidence to evaluate management’s assertions about an entity’s ability to continue as a going concern for a reasonable period of time
  • Describe the independent accountant’s reporting options under applicable auditing and other professional services standards when uncertainty associated with going concern exists

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Current FASB accounting standards related to going concern, including the new requirements of ASU 2014-15
  • Evaluating risk of material misstatement in financial reports related to improper presentation and disclosure of going concern uncertainty
  • The responsibility of an independent accountant for evaluating going concern uncertainty under various levels of engagement to perform attest and nonattest services
  • New requirements of SAS No. 132 and SSARS No. 24 related to an auditor’s responsibility for considering going concern uncertainty?

COURSE LEVEL

Intermediate

PREREQUISITES

Experience in accounting and auditing.

ADVANCE PREPARATION

None

INSTRUCTOR

Richard Daisley

Richard Daisley, CPA

Surgent Professional Education

Rich is Vice President of Accounting and Auditing Curriculum at Surgent CPE. He is a CPA and has over 30 years of experience in the accounting and auditing field. He has worked in both the client service setting as well as in internal capacities as a facilitator of accounting and auditing courses. He was an assurance manager with PwC, spending time in both the assurance practice as well as with PwC’s Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services group, where he advised clients on the implementation of new accounting pronouncements as well as on issues related to public offerings. Rich also worked in PECO Energy’s Merger and Acquisition group, where he performed financial due diligence that supported PECO’s acquisition activity in the energy sector. He has experience in the manufacturing, health care, energy, and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to joining Surgent, Rich also has more than 10 years of experience as a course developer and facilitator, creating and leading training courses on such topics as revenue recognition, stock based compensation, equity instruments and performing integrated audits under the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation. He also designed and delivered courses on instructor development and facilitation skills to senior PwC internal course instructors. In 2015 he joined Surgent as Director, Accounting & Financial Reporting Content. In this role, he manages Surgent’s A&A curriculum, including researching and developing the technical content for Surgent’s Accounting and Financial Reporting curriculum.

PRICING

$109.00 - Member

$119.00 - Nonmember

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