1-Hour Program

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

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

  • Recall new and developing issues impacting the preparation of the proxy statement.
  • List disclosure principles and considerations surrounding the impact and uncertainty of COVID-19 and selected administrative changes to Form 10-K.
  • List the significant new Disclosure Modernization changes and developing issues, as well as on-going challenges, affecting the preparation and review of Form 10-K and related SEC staff focus areas.

    Course Overview:

    This program will focus on:

  • Tailoring disclosures related to COVID-19 for your company – risk factor, MD&A, executive compensation, and accounting considerations.
  • Details of the changes to your Form 10-K and proxy required by the SEC’s 2020 Disclosure Modernization and Simplification initiatives and other rule changes.
  • SEC staff focus areas for 2020 Form 10-Ks, including non-GAAP measures and MD&A.
  • Example disclosures in key areas such as known trends, Brexit, LIBOR and other emerging risks.
  • Accounting and financial reporting watch areas.
  • Recent enforcement actions.
  • Continuing topics from 2019 and looking forward to 2021.

CPE Program Level:  Update 

Intended Audience:  CPAs, accountants, and attorneys who deal with SEC reporting and disclosure, and related accounting issues, including in-house counsel, outside attorneys, chief financial officers (CFOs), controllers and their staff, internal auditors, and partners of public accounting firms and their staff. 

Prerequisites:  A general knowledge of the new and developing issues impacting the preparation of Form 10-K and proxy statements.

Advanced Preparation:  None

Instructional Method:  QAS Self-Study


Updated:  January 2021


Credit Information:  1 CPE credit is available upon completion of this program’s 3 content-review questions and a minimum passing score of 70% on the 5-question final exam.

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