Fair Value Accounting (CPE Course)

CPE Credit: 2 hours

Course Type: Downloaded PDF materials with online test

Price (with PDF Textbook): $20

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Course Description
Some assets and liabilities can now be reported at their fair values, which is a significant divergence from the common practice of only reporting historical costs. Fair Value Accounting helps the accountant sort out the situation by defining when fair value measurements should be performed, the parameters for measuring fair value, and how to disclose this information in the financial statements. The course also notes those situations in which fair value is used to evaluate whether assets have been impaired.

Author: Steven Bragg

Course number: AC1087

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Fair Value Accounting
Chapter 2. The Fair Value Option
Chapter 3. Fair Value in Asset and Liability Evaluation

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the primary concepts and rules relating to the derivation of fair value measurements.

  • Note the situations in which the fair value option can be used.

  • Recognize the situations in which fair values or a modified form of fair values are applied to the valuation of acquired assets and liabilities, as well as the impairment analyses for inventory, fixed assets, and goodwill.

Level: Overview

Instructional Method: QAS Self-Study

NASBA Category: Accounting

Prerequisites: None

Advance Preparation: None

Program Registration Requirements: Click on "Purchase Course" near the top of this page to pay for and access the course. You will then be able to download the course as a PDF file, then take an on-line examination, and then download a certificate of completion if you pass the examination.

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