A clear and concise set of proper financial statement disclosures can make or break an entity's financial statements. Such disclosures are no longer simply additional information provided by a business; they can be complex in nature and difficult to both prepare and understand, even for small- and medium-sized businesses. Oftentimes, financial statement users will first turn to the notes in the financial statements in order to get a feel for where the business and its numbers might be heading. This course will focus on key balance sheet and income statement disclosure as well as those relating to accounting policies, changes in accounting estimates and errors, subsequent events, going concern, and related party disclosures. The course will use illustrations, examples based on private company financial statements disclosures, and real-world excerpts from financial statements to provide you with a hands-on feel for the disclosure requirements across a number of accounting standards.
- Understand and apply the professional requirements and guidance for preparing financial statement disclosures for all entities, including small and medium-sized businesses
- Identify balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows presentation issues
- Review disclosure examples from all sized entities, including small and medium-sized businesses
- Be familiar with developing disclosure issues
- Utilize hands-on examples and illustrations to increase your overall understanding and application of the material