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CBIZ & MHM Executive Education Series
Webinar: Business Combinations

The new definition of a business also affects accounting for complex transactions. As a result of the accounting standards changes, fewer transactions may qualify as business combinations.

During this session, we will discuss the new definition of a business and the critical issues surrounding business combinations. We will also provide examples of applying the acquisition method.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply the definition of a business
  • Determine consideration transferred
  • Identify how to apply the acquisition method
  • Discuss challenges commonly faced when determining the components of a business combination
Brad Hale

Brad HaleBradford Hale, CPA
Brad has extensive experience providing audit and consulting services to public companies. He assists clients with new standard implementation, review of complex contracts and technical account matters, initial public offerings and SEC reporting. As a member of MHM's Professional Standards Group, Brad provides technical expertise to engagement teams and clients regarding revenue recognition and public company reporting.

Mark Winiarski

Mark WiniarskiMark Winiarski, CPA
Mark has 14 years of experience as an auditor and advisor. Located in our Kansas City office, he started his career serving audit clients primarily focused in the manufacturing, distribution, and technology industries. Mark is a member of MHM's Professional Standards Group specializing in accounting and auditing issues in areas including revenue recognition, inventory, accounting for income taxes, consolidations and business combinations. In this role, he teaches webinars and live classroom courses, writes accounting publications, and consults with audit engagement teams and clients.


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Additional Details

Cost: No fee required.

CPE: Eligible for 2 CPE credits in Accounting*

Prerequisites: None

Who Should Attend? CFOs, Controllers and other Financial Executives

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Overview

Delivery Method: Group Internet-based

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