CPE: 8 hours
Category: Accounting & Auditing
Prerequisites: Attendees must have experience with preparing or reviewing financial reports.
Advanced prep: None
Who should attend: Internal accountants and financial executives responsible for financial reporting; and accountants in public practice.
Examine the ways you can prepare fair financial reports and protect yourself from accusations of fraud. Through practical case studies, you will learn to use FASB standards and concept statements to prepare financial statements that meet the expectations of your users. You will study the relationship between risks, controls and financial reporting and consider how the new revenue standard, among other factors, may impact the risk of fraud.
Upon completion of this course you will be able to identify:
- proper objectives of financial reporting;
- characteristics of useful financial statements;
- characteristics of fraud in financial reporting;
- implicit assertions in financial statements;
- risks that affect financial reporting related to fraud and other factors;
- controls that are important to financial reporting;
- ways to minimize the risk associated with fraud in financial reporting; and
- ways to avoid the consequences of failing to meet the expectations of financial statement users.
- Fraud in financial reporting
- Proper objectives for financial reporting.
- Accounting standards, including revenue standards
- Financial reporting controls
- FASB Concept Statements