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Executive Education Series Webinar
Webinar: Financial Instruments - Preparing for the New FASB Requirements

How does the new guidance in FASB ASC 825, Financial Instruments, differ from current GAAP? This course will help you answer that question. We will explain the core principles of the new standards. Understanding the new rules for classifying and measuring financial instruments is essential for proper reporting. The background, purpose and main provisions of the new guidance will be discussed during this webinar. Attendees should have a basic understanding in the application of accounting standards before attending this webinar.

Learning Objectives

This course will help attendees:

  • Identify differences between the new financial instrument standards on classification and measurement and existing GAAP.
  • Identify key terminology related to the simplified accounting requirements and new credit loss model.
Christine McAlarney

Christine McAlarneyChristine McAlarney, CPA
Christine has worked extensively in all aspects of audit, review and compilation engagements, as well as Securities and Exchange Commission reporting. Her relevant industry experience includes manufacturing, distribution, biopharmaceutical, insurance, and healthcare. Christine is a member of MHM's Professional Standards Group where she spends a dedicated portion of time providing internal consultations and supporting the Professional Standards Group's thought leadership and educational activities. Her subject matter expertise is in complex debt and equity arrangements and financial instruments.

Mike Loritz

Mike LoritzMike Loritz, CPA
Mike has 20 years of experience in public accounting with diversified financial companies and other service based companies, including banking, broker/dealer, investment companies, and other diversified companies ranging from audits of public entities in the Fortune 100 to small private entities. He is a member of MHM's Professional Standards Group, providing accounting knowledge leadership in the areas of derivative financial instruments, investment securities, share-based compensation, fair value, revenue recognition and others. Mike also serves as a technical resource for application of audit methodologies for both private and public entities.


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Archived Recording

Original Air Date:
June 28, 2017

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Additional Details

Cost: No fee required.

CPE: Eligible for 1 CPE credit in Accounting*

Prerequisites: None

Who Should Attend? CFOs, controllers and financial executives

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Internet-based

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