Surgent's A&A Hot Topics: Getting a Grasp on the Big Issues Facing the Industry (Self-Study)


Date Valid for one year from purchase date
Format Self-Study (Downloadable PDF)
CPE credits CPE 8.0
of study
Accounting - Technical (4.0)
Auditing - Technical (4.0)
Standard member fee $125.00
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With so much going on in the Accounting, Compilations and Review, and Auditing arena lately, it's easy to have missed some of the more important issues and challenges facing the profession today and into the near future. This course, designed for accounting and auditing practitioners at all levels in both public accounting and business and industry, will provide you with a year in review look at some of the more important issues and challenges facing CPAs. We will identify and discuss specific areas within the profession that are likely to affect you and your clients, thereby keeping you "in the know" on these critical topics. Examples and illustrations provide hands-on application to further enhance your understanding of the matters presented.

Who should take this program?

Accounting and auditing practitioners at all levels desiring to remain "in the know" on current accounting and auditing hot topics and standard setters activities

Major subjects

  • "Little GAAP"
  • New U.S. Accounting Principles
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Leases
  • FASB's Financial Instruments Project
  • The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Hot Topics
  • COSO's Updated Enterprise Risk Management Framework
  • Current technology trends relevant to CPAs
  • Auditing and Accounting Services Matters on the Radar

Learning objective(s)

  • Identify current accounting and auditing "hot topics" affecting the profession
  • Understand the new FASB guidance on revenue recognition, leases and recognition and measurement of financial assets and liabilities
  • Review the latest issues and challenges facing today's practicing CPAs
  • Apply a hands-on approach using examples and illustrations in understanding how to deal with current and upcoming changes
  • Be aware of the direction standard setters are taking on critical accounting and auditing matters


Course code Code JSDLAAYR
Sponsor Surgent
NASBA ID#: 103212
Level Update
Format Self-Study (Downloadable PDF)
Prerequisites Prereq. Experience in accounting and auditing