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Annual Accounting Update and Review for Accountants in Industry

Total Credits: 8 including 4 Accounting - Technical, 4 Auditing- Technical

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Accounting and Auditing |  Partner Produced
Gary Hotchkiss
Course Levels:
8 Hours
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Every participant who attends this fast-paced fact filled executive overview session will receive a comprehensive hear-it-today, apply-it-tomorrow overview of new accounting standards issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and, when and if applicable, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. This session will include coverage of the recently issued standard-setting pronouncements and pending exposure drafts: Output of the Financial Accounting Standards Board will be addressed, as well as certain AICPA Accounting-related Statements of Position. In addition, attendees will be presented with insights into the effective and efficient presentation of information in the form of financial statements and disclosures thereto.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives

The primary objective of this seminar is to provide participants with a practical, results-oriented review of the new matters addressed by accounting standard setters in the United States. Participants, who attend this seminar, should be able to:

  • Evaluate the applicability of the new standards to their circumstances
  • Apply the standards addressed in the session to their unique reporting environment

Major Subjects
  • Analysis of recently issued Accounting Standard Updates (ASU) representing additions to, and amendments of, the Accounting Standards Codification maintained by the Financial Accounting Standards Board
  • Matters related to the effective and efficient presentation and disclosure of financial statements
  • Statements of Position of the AICPA Accounting Standards Executive Committee

Course Materials


Gary Hotchkiss Related seminars and products: 1

Gary’s professional career has encompassed public accounting in the capacity of staff to partner level in firms ranging from small to international practices, and industry experience at the controller and chief financial officer level. Gary’s experience also includes three years as a member of the Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  For several years, Gary served as the senior technical reviewer for the Texas Society of CPAs for peer reviews conducted in that state.  Various organizations such as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and state societies of CPAs have named Gary as their discussion leader of the year.  Participants have noted that he enhances his presentations by including real-life examples and drawing upon a “somewhat dry” sense of humor.

Gary, currently, is a partner in a small accounting practice in Dallas, Texas.  Additionally, Gary is the President of RealisticApproach Seminars, Inc.  RealisticApproach Seminars, Inc. develops and provides professional training, exclusively through state societies of CPAs, to CPAs throughout the country.


Wed, Jul 15, 2020 - 08:30a to 04:35p EDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For This results-oriented session is specifically designed for those professional accountants who want to devote an entire day to a comprehensive analysis of newly issued accounting standards.
Original Recording Date 09/19/2019
Yellow Book No
Course Developer MICPA
Date Added to Catalog 05/31/2019

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
Refund/Cancellation Policy Please contact the ACPEN help desk 1-877-602-9877 or if you wish to cancel your attendance for a previously purchased webcast and are requesting a refund or transfer.



Overall:      4.4

Total Reviews: 49


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"Gary made it interesting and useful with his examples. He didn't just read the slides. WELL DONE"

Linda H

"Material covered was extensive and very good."

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Karen L

"Informative seminar."

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