FASB Update for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses: A Practical Implementation Guide


This course provides a detailed discussion on the key topics related to financial reporting. The course will focus on all recent ASUs issued by the FASB with a concentration on issues of greatest significance to most accounting practitioners. Specifically, the course will review all recently issued FASB updates, with a focus on those related to leases (ASC 842), and credit losses (ASC 326), which will impact virtually all companies. The course will address other challenging areas of accounting, such as accounting for income taxes and for debt instruments. Lastly, it will provide you with a comprehensive review of recent Private Company Standard-Setting activities and what is on the FASB's technical agenda. This course is the place to go for a detailed understanding of all the goings on at the FASB that impact smaller and medium-sized companies.


Private company standard setting activities FASB Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) relevant to smaller businesses Lease accounting implementation guidance ASC 326, Credit Losses Accounting for income taxes Accounting for debt instruments


Be familiar with recent private company standard setting activities Review recently issued FASB Accounting Standards Updates that relate to small and medium-sized businesses Review the FASB's recently issued lease accounting standard Understand the changes coming with the FASB's new credit losses standard Be aware of other important practice matters Utilize hands-on examples and illustrations to increase your overall understanding and application of the material

Designed For

Small and medium-sized practicing CPAs and their staffs, both in public accounting and business and industry, controllers, accountants, and other financial accounting personnel involved in financial statement preparation and review


Kenneth Levine

Ken spent his 40+-year career in public accounting, including the last five years as an Assurance Partner with BDO USA, LLP, following the merger of SS&G, Inc., a large regional firm, with BDO in 2015. Prior to joining SS&G, Inc. in 2001, Ken was a partner with a large local firm and a Senior Manager with Ernst & Young. Ken’s experience includes providing assurance, tax, and business consulting services to privately owned businesses. His industry experience includes manufacturing and distribution; technology-based businesses; service businesses; private equity and venture capital funds; and audits of employee benefit plans, including plans requiring SEC Form 11-K filings. Ken is a magna cum laude graduate of Miami (Ohio) University with a BS in Business and a major in Accountancy. Ken passed the May 1978 CPA exam with the highest score in the State of Ohio and one of the top 50 scores in the United States. Ken is also a board member and treasurer of several not-for-profit organizations.