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DET414 – Accounting for Leases

Course and Test $   115.00
Course and Test PDF $   90.00
Additional Hard Copy Test $   21.00
Additional Online Test $   21.00


SKU: DET414 Category:

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CPE Credit Hours: 7

Field of Study: Accounting

Publication date: August 2022


Historically, lease accounting has been straightforward: a capital lease vs. an operating lease. An operating lease is treated as an off-balance sheet operating expense. The FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (ASC 842) in response to the growing need for transparency and comparability among organizations. The basic concept of ASC 842 is that leases of all types convey the right to direct the use and obtain substantially all the economic benefit of an identified asset, creating an asset and liability for lessees. Thus, the most significant change requires lessees to recognize the rights and obligations resulting from all leases (greater than 12 months) as assets and liabilities on their balance sheets. Although the lessor accounting is largely unchanged from ASC 840, there are some important changes and more disclosure requirements.

This course is designed to help you navigate the complexities of this standard. It explains financial accounting and reporting requirements for lessees and lessors with specific examples to illustrate the application. It also includes public business entities’ reporting responsibilities, and explains how ASC 842 affects a company’s financial results. Finally, it shares insights that help companies develop a reasonable leasing policy threshold, maintain effective internal control over leases, and prepare for audits.

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This is a self-study CPE course.
Program level: Overview
Prerequisites: General Accounting
Advanced Preparation: None Required
Minimum Final Examination Passing Grade: 70%
Maximum Time Allowed To Complete Program: One Year From Date Of Purchase