Franchise Accounting (CPE Course)

CPE Credit: 1 hour

Course Type: Downloaded PDF materials with online test

Price (with PDF Textbook): $10

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Course Description
The contractual arrangements between franchisors and franchisees present unique issues for the accountant. Franchise Accounting clarifies how to account for such matters as franchise fees, cooperative advertising funds, construction payments, and franchise repurchases. The accountant can use this course as the basis for a standardized approach to dealing with franchise accounting issues.

Author: Steven Bragg

Course Number: AC1125

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the general types of franchise agreements.

  • Specify the proper accounting for a cooperative advertising fund.

  • Describe the different types of accounting associated with repurchased franchises.

  • Identify the types of transactions that can result in asset capitalization by a franchisee.

  • Recognize the different presentation and disclosure requirements for franchisors and franchisees.

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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AccountingTools, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

The NASBA sponsor identification number for Accountingtools, Inc. is 115881.

AccountingTools is an IRS Approved Continuing Education Provider. We are compliant with the requirements for continuing education providers (as described in sections 10.6 and 10.9 of the Department of Treasury’s Circular No. 230 and in other IRS guidance, forms, and instructions). Our IRS Approved Continuing Education Provider number is 72821.