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SEC Reporting for Lawyers: Accounting for Goodwill and Other Impairments

Recorded on: Mar. 28, 2017
Running Time: 01:09:55

CPE credit (NASBA QAS Self-Study) is available by completing and passing the program’s CPE Review & Exam.


Lecture Topics [01:09:55]

Upon the successful completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Recall when accounting impairments may need to be recorded.
  • Recognize when and how goodwill is recorded in a company’s financial statements.
  • Outline the accounting process for goodwill and the impairment of goodwill.
  • Identify other types of impairment accounting issues, including plant assets, intangible assets, and financial assets.
  • Indicate why “forewarning” disclosures about potential future goodwill and other impairments are important.

Course Overview:

This program will focus on:

  • “Goodwill” in the financial reporting process.
  • Recording goodwill in a company’s financial statements.
  • “Normal” accounting for goodwill.
  • The interaction between goodwill accounting and operating segments.
  • “Goodwill impairment” and what triggers it.
  • How goodwill is tested for impairment in the accounting process.
  • SEC reporting issues in goodwill impairment.
    • What is recorded within financial statements?
    • What must be disclosed in other parts of a Form 10-K or Form 10-Q?
    • When is disclosure required in Form 8-K or other filing?
  • Other types of situations that may trigger impairment issues.
    • Plant assets.
    • Investments
    • Intangible assets.
  • Required “forewarning” disclosures in MD&A about possible future impairment.
  • Examples.

 

CPE Program Level:

Overview

Intended Audience:

In-house counsel, outside attorneys, board members, corporate officers, and other allied professionals responsible for the preparation of public reporting and disclosure documents, particularly as they relate to the disclosure requirements for goodwill and other types of impairments.

Prerequisites:

A background in the preparation of public reporting and disclosure documents, particularly as they relate to the disclosure requirements for goodwill and other types of impairments.

Advanced Preparation:

None

Instructional Method:

QAS Self-Study

Updated:

April 2017

General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.

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U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of online programs per reporting period.

Alaska:  All SEC Institute products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via SEC Institute products.

Arizona:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs are not approved for Arkansas CLE credit.

California:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All SEC Institute products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via SEC Institute products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all SEC Institute products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via SEC Institute products.

Delaware:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “eCLE” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of eCLE per reporting period, no more than 6 of which may be audio-only.

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Idaho:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Illinois:  All SEC Institute products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via SEC Institute products.

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Iowa:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “unmoderated” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of unmoderated programs per reporting period.

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Kentucky:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “non-live” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 non-live credits per reporting period.

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Maine:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5.5 credits of self-study per reporting period.

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Mississippi:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Montana:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Nebraska:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “computer-based learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5 credits of computer-based learning per reporting period.

Nevada:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via self-study programs.

New Hampshire:  All SEC Institute products can fulfill New Hampshire’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via SEC Institute products.

New Jersey:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 4 credits of self-study per reporting period.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All SEC Institute products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via SEC Institute products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  SEC Institute’s transitional on-demand web programs can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Only professional practice and law practice management credits may be earned via transitional on-demand web programs. Ethics and skills credits may not be earned via on-demand web programs.

North Carolina:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of online programs per reporting period.

North Dakota:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Ohio:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Oklahoma:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “online, on-demand” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of online, on-demand programs per reporting period.

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Pennsylvania:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Puerto Rico:  All SEC Institute products can fulfill Puerto Rico’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via SEC Institute products.

Rhode Island:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “video replay” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 video replay credits per reporting period.

South Carolina:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “alternatively delivered” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of alternatively delivered programs per reporting period.

Tennessee:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Texas:  All SEC Institute products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via SEC Institute products.

Utah:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 10 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Virgin Islands:  All SEC Institute products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via SEC Institute products.

Virginia:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “pre-recorded” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of pre-recorded programs per reporting period.

Washington:  All SEC Institute products can fulfill Washington’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via SEC Institute products.

West Virginia:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of online instruction per reporting period.

Wisconsin:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “repeated, on-demand” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 credits of repeated, on-demand programs per reporting period. No ethics credits can be earned via on-demand web programs.

Wyoming:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of self-study per reporting period.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs are not eligible for CPD-BC credit unless viewed with at least one other attorney or an articled student. In this case, the credit must be recorded as a “study group.”

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Quebec (CPD-QC):  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs are not approved for CPD-HK credit.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits for on-demand web programs vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.

Alberta (CPD-ALBERTA):  All SEC Institute products can fulfill Alberta’s CPD requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via SEC Institute products.

Dubai (CLPD-DUBAI):  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs may fulfill CLPD credit requirements.


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CPE Credit (NASBA): Select on-demand web programs qualify as the “QAS Self-Study” delivery method. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as "self-paced" credit. SHRM professionals are limited to 30 credits of self-paced programs per recertification period.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs qualify as “self-study” credit. Candidates are limited to 10 self-study credits per 12-month period, and certification holders are limited to 20 self-study credits per 2-year renewal period.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists Certification (CAMS):  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs are not approved for CAMS credit.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs are not approved for SW CPE credit.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

Certified Financial Planners (CFP):  SEC Institute’s on-demand web programs are not approved for CFP credit.

 

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