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SEC and Public Company A&A Update

Become familiar with the process of going public and the function of the SEC. Understand the reporting requirements of Regulations S-X and S-K, significant SEC guidance, and key disclosure requirements.

$185 - $235
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NASBA Field of Study




CPE Credits





1 year

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 Business & partner 
Product Details

Stay on top of SEC reporting

Gain clarity on new, difficult, and important reporting and disclosure requirements, as well as upcoming trends.

Understand how to apply Regulations S-X and S-K and other SEC guidance.

Using examples and tips for ensuring compliance, learn how to prepare or review financial statements and their related disclosures.

Unique aspects

Understand the unique aspects of accounting and reporting in publicly held businesses.

This course provides CPE credit in the Accounting (11) and Auditing (1) fields of study.

Who Will Benefit

  • Auditors in public practice with SEC registrants as clients
  • Financial reporting managers of registrants
  • Companies planning to go public

Key Topics

  • Overview of going public and the function of the SEC
  • Review of Regulations S-X and S-K and significant SEC guidance
  • Actual filings of publicly traded companies
  • Latest SEC and PCAOB developments
  • Topics discussed at the 2020 AICPA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the SEC, the law it administers, key reporting rules, and the relationship between the SEC and the accounting profession.
  • Recognize key required disclosures on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, registration statements, and proxy statements.
  • Recall SEC rulemaking, PCAOB development, and other activities.
  • Recognize various topics discussed at the 2020 AICPA conference on current SEC and PCAOB developments.
  • Identify the registration process, legislation, and interpretation guidance for emerging growth companies and smaller reporting companies, as well as the impact of the pandemic on public companies and auditors.
Credit Info
CPE Credits
NASBA Field of Study
Accounting, Auditing
CPAs at a mid or above level in an organization, with operational or supervisory responsibilities, or both.
This is a digital product. With full paid access the content will be available to you for 1 year after purchase date.
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