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Thursday, September 16, 2021 Live Webcast

Fiduciary Accounting for Estates & Trusts (X4-3311697)

3:00 PM - 3:02 PM EDT

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4.0 CPE Credits in AA


Financial accounting for trusts and estates is one of the least understood branches of accounting. Fiduciary accounting is not particularly concerned with recording income and expenses but is obsessed with determining whether receipts and expenditures are assigned to income or principal/corpus. Only after that is known can the trustee begin to make their required and discretionary distributions to beneficiaries. However, very few noncorporate trustees have any idea of what is required for proper trust accounting and reports. This course will dive into this tricky area and provide a reporting guide for fiduciary accounting.


Practitioners and members in industry seeking to gain a better understanding of fiduciary accounting of estate and trusts issues


  • To provide a working knowledge of the financial accounting rules for estates and trusts
  • Discuss planning and potential pitfalls


  • Examine provisions of the Uniform Principal and Income Act
  • Mandatory and discretionary allocations and adjustments (did you know that depreciation is a Discretionary adjustment?)
  • Trustees ability to override the fallback rules
  • Review the contents of a proper set of trust accounting statements




Basic working knowledge of fiduciary accounting




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Douglas Van Der Aa

Douglas J. Van Der Aa, CPA, J.D.

Douglas J. Van Der Aa, CPA, J.D., has been a highly rated speaker and seminar leader for CPA Associations and other organizations throughout the country for more than 18 years. Doug has over 25 years of professional experience, including tax practice in CPA firms and the practice of transactional business and real estate law as an attorney. He taught for 12 years as an Adjunct Instructor and for one year as Assistant Professor of Accounting and Taxation for Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business, where he taught in both the undergraduate and MST programs.