Insights: Seminar

Audit and Assurance Update - Dubuque

Course Description:
2017 is proving to be another busy year for FASB and the Auditing Standards Board. The 8 hour course will delve into the hot issues facing private companies both for industry CPAs as well as CPAs in public practice. We will cover:

  • FASB Accounting Standards Updates effective in 2017
  • Private Company Council (PCC) Recent Developments
  • Recent Developments on the new Leases Standard
  • Non-for-profit Financial statement standard Update
  • Recent Clarifications on the new Revenue Standard
  • Financial instruments project
  • SSARS Update
  • Auditing Standards Update
  • PCAOB SEC update - just 5 minutes

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Identify the most pervasive accounting updates issued by the FASB
  • Apply the main provisions of the new lease standards
  • Review the recent clarifications issued on the new Revenue Standard
  • Apply the Private Company Council developments
  • Identify the changes coming to the accounting of Financial instruments
  • Discuss the changes coming on Auditing updates
  • Review recent developments on Compilation and Review engagements.

Leah Donti
Leah Donti, an internationally recognized seminar leader and speaker in accounting and auditing, has been doing seminars full time for 26 years through her seminar business. She conducts in-house training at CPA firms and various multinationals and does CPE courses through the CPA societies. As well, she speaks at numerous conferences across North America each year.

She speaks on FASB update, Private company GAAP developments, IFRS, variable interest entities, accounting and auditing update, SEC and PCAOB update, revenue recognition, stock based compensation, business combinations, compilation and review, and fair value accounting.

She also provides proprietary prep seminars for the IQEX reciprocity exam where foreign accountants obtain the US CPA credential.

Prior to beginning her private practice in 1991, Ms. Donti worked for a major information management consulting organization, where she provided training to offices across North America. She also worked with an accounting software firm, offering accounting education courses to clients on site. In addition, she held positions in internal audit and cost accounting with Canadian Pacific, one of the largest companies in Canada.

For the last 7 years (2010 to 2016), Leah has received the AICPA Outstanding Discussion Leader Award for her passion, energy and ability to speak at all levels of professionals and made her a most sought-out speaker.

Registration: 7:45 – 8:00 a.m.
Session: 8:00 – 4:00 p.m.
NOTE: Light breakfast and lunch will be served.

8 hours

Additional Information:
These are live-group seminars. No prerequisites or advanced preparation required. For information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact Jason McKeever at 701.476.8773.


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