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Accounting for Complex Debt vs. Equity Financial Instruments

SECI Audio Only OD  SECI Audio Only OD    

Recorded on: Aug. 18, 2015

Taken from the briefing Accounting for Complex Debt vs. Equity Financial Instruments recorded August, 2015 in New York. In the world of emerging and developing businesses financing instruments are constantly changing form and blurring the line between debt and equity accounting. The relevant accounting literature is extremely complex, and over the last several years debt versus equity accounting has been a major cause of financial restatements. ...

Accounting Materiality: In Fraud or in Fair Weather

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From the program: Accounting Materiality: In Fraud or in Fair Weather

Released on: Nov. 20, 2015

Taken from the briefing Accounting Materiality:  In Fraud or in Fair Weather recorded November, 2015 in New York. When is an error in a financial statement considered material? Tune in to hear from distinct perspectives – from the viewpoint of the accountant, the attorney, and former SEC regulator - on what “materiality” in financial statements means in both good and troubled times. FTI Consulting, Inc. Senior Managing Directors, ...

Auditor Independence -- Reminders and Current Issues for Auditors and Companies

SECI Audio Only OD  SECI Audio Only OD    

Recorded on: Jun. 29, 2015

Taken from the briefing Auditor Independence -- Reminders and Current Issues for Auditors and Companies recorded June, 2015 in New York. The foundation of the audit process is the auditor’s independence from the client. The SEC and the PCAOB are continually focused on the importance of auditor independence and they have recently sent important reminders through public statements and enforcement proceedings. Lecture Topics [01:02:37]  ...

Complying with the Final Tangible Property Regulations -- Opportunities and Pitfalls

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From the program: Complying with the Final Tangible Property Regulations -- Opportunities and Pitfalls

Released on: Jun. 16, 2015

Taken from the briefing Complying with the Final Tangible Property Regulations -- Opportunities and Pitfalls recorded June, 2015 in New York. In 2013 and 2014, the government issued final regulations providing rules for the acquisition, maintenance, improvement and disposition of tangible property.  The regulations, which are generally effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2014, likely affect all taxpayers with tangible ...

How to Write an Accounting White Paper

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Recorded on: Sep. 1, 2015

Taken from the briefing How to Write an Accounting White Paper recorded August, 2015 in New York. Creating appropriate documentation for complex accounting judgments and decisions is an important part of every company’s financial reporting and crucial to documenting the effectiveness of Internal Control Over Financial Reporting. Creating accounting white papers for such decisions can be a challenging process depending on the subjectivity ...

Law Firm Finance 101 - Understanding the Numbers that Matter (Audio-only / No CLE)

Audio Only On-Demand Web  Audio Only On-Demand Web    

Released on: Oct. 15, 2012

Please note that CLE credit is not available for this program.Taken from the briefing Law Firm Finance 101 - Understanding the Numbers that Matter recorded September, 2012.Law firm leaders operate with a financial view of the firm at the center of every decision.  To achieve your goals, you need a strong foundation in what makes - and keeps - your firm profitable.  Learn to speak the language your firm's decision makers understand.This briefing ...

Navigating an Accounting and SEC Restatement

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Recorded on: Jun. 23, 2015

Taken from the briefing Navigating an Accounting and SEC Restatement recorded June, 2015 in New York. Financial statement restatements are disastrous, disruptive and costly events in the life of a public company. Restatements inevitably damage a company’s relationship with investors, and almost always involve the company with the SEC’s Division of Enforcement. This briefing provides an overview of how to deal with the restatement ...

Working Capital Adjustments – Eliminating the Guesswork

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From the program: Working Capital Adjustments – Eliminating the Guesswork

Released on: Feb. 5, 2016

Taken from the briefing Working Capital Adjustments – Eliminating the Guesswork recorded February, 2016 in New York. Working capital adjustments can be some of the most highly negotiated and complex provisions in private company M&A transaction agreements. The provisions involve a blend of legal and accounting concepts and standards that can have an immediate impact on areas, such as valuation. Deal professionals must be steeped ...


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