Webcast: The Accountant's Role in Mergers and Acquisitions (XCMAFA17)
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Receive an overview of issues one may encounter in assisting clients who are selling or buying mid-size companies. Focus on the accountant advisor's important, though often overlooked, role in drafting and structuring purchase-price adjustment mechanisms, due diligence and accounting for transactions. Review considerations such as buyer/seller perspectives and preferences, letters of intent, major components of definitive purchase agreements, and the high-level tax considerations of buyers/selle

 Export to Your Calendar 12/13/2017
When: 12/13/2017
8:30 AM until 4:00 PM
Where: Webcast
CALCPA
4173281D
United States
Presenter: Nancy Rix, CPA, MBA


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Acronym XCMAFA17
CPE 8 hours
Vendor CalCPA
Category
Accounting & Auditing
Level Intermediate
Prerequisite Some knowledge of M&A process.
Adv Prep None
Yellow Book? No
Designed for Accountant advisors.
Registration
Member $245
CPA Non-Member $375

The Member rate applies to LCPA members, other state society members, and non-CPA staff of LCPA members. To register online, use the ‘Register’ button above. To register by phone, call the LCPA Member Service Center at 800.288.5272 or 504.464.1040, Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Course Description

Receive an overview of issues one may encounter in assisting clients who are selling or buying mid-size companies. Focus on the accountant advisor's important, though often overlooked, role in drafting and structuring purchase-price adjustment mechanisms, due diligence and accounting for transactions. Review considerations such as buyer/seller perspectives and preferences, letters of intent, major components of definitive purchase agreements, and the high-level tax considerations of buyers/sellers—including the implications of Section 338(h)(10) elections. Explore the M&A process from non-disclosure agreement to post-closing operation, focusing on the CPA’s role and ways to help clients.

Materials are provided as an ebook for this course.

Objectives

  • Recognize the M&A process and the accountant’s role
  • Determine how deal drivers present opportunities for client service
  • Evaluate critical deal points and terms
  • Determine how to plan and execute an effective due diligence process

Major Topics

  • The purpose and role of financial due diligence in the deal process, including quality of earnings analysis, evaluation of forecasts and sustainability of cash flow
  • Working capital adjustments and balance sheet due diligence
  • The impact of contemplated pricing, earn-outs and holdbacks
  • The deal timeline and flow of information
  • Understanding the terms and structure that fit the buyer and seller objectives
  • Tax and financial accounting treatment of select issues