More Than Meets The Eye-Examining The New Lease Acctg Standard [NLS4]

Nov 10, 2017
Time: 8:30am-12:00pm

Subject:

Industry / Accounting & Auditing

Credit Hours:

4.00

Price:

Member: $150.00
Non-member: $225.00

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Discussion Leader:

Jeffrey Lieman, CPA    more info

Lieman Associates LLC / Owings Mills, Maryland

Jeff Lieman currently heads his own consulting firm in Owings Mills, Maryland. He provides consulting services, contractual assistance services, and training to CPAs, their firms and their clients on matters related to US and international accounting principles, auditing standards, governmental auditing standards, and business planning services. Jeff’s previous experience included serving as the Chief Financial Examiner for the Maryland Insurance Administration and being a Director for Ellin & Tucker, Chartered. As the Chief Financial Examiner, Jeff was responsible for the solvency examination of the Maryland domestic insurance companies. While Jeff was a Director for Ellin & Tucker, Chartered, he developed two new niche areas for the firm and supervised numerous audit service engagements. Jeff trained staff in many areas of accounting, administration and consulting and provided training services on a national level to other organizations. He reviewed numerous accounting systems and assisted in the selection and implementation of automated systems, helped develop policies and procedures for technology usage, work paper development, administrative procedures and other office policies, and also provided Peer Review Services (SEC section). Jeff also served as a Senior Manager with KPMG/Baltimore. At KPMG he maintained client relations, marketed audit, tax and consulting services, and managed audit related services for publicly traded and privately held entities. His clients have included real estate ventures, printing and publishing companies, electronic manufacturers, wholesale distributors, retail stores, financial institutions, construction contractors, Governmental units, and various nonprofit organizations.

Mr. Lieman has been a national trainer for KPMG where he developed training materials for staff and instructors and is recognized nationally as a lecturer for various accounting, auditing and technology topics and has been quoted in various trade journals. He was elected Chairman of the Year by the Maryland Association of CPAs for chairmanship of the Computer Resources Committee.

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Website registration for this course closes on November 3, 2017. To register after this date please contact the society at akcpa@ak.net or 907-562-4334.

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More Than Meets the Eye: Examining the New Lease Accounting Standard (NLS4)

November 10, 2017

ACS Business Technology Center
600 East 36th Avenue, Suite 100
Anchorage, AK

LATE REGISTRATION POLICY
For registrations received less than 21 days from the course date will be charged a late fee of $50 for each 8 hour course and $25 for each 4 hour course and $12.50 for each 2 hour course.

Implementing ASU No. 2016-02 is sure to have a major impact on your balance sheet and potentially on your business as well. This course is a one-stop shop for what you need to know about the upcoming changes to lease accounting. In this course, we will review how to measure the lease liability and Right of Use asset that will now be recorded on the balance sheet for all leases. We will also tackle the tricky issues of accounting for lease modifications and other lease re-measurement events as well as address the other major provisions of the new standard, including transition. We will also review the income statement treatment of lease expense for all leases for both lessees and lessors.

Major Topics:
-ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842)
- Overall lease accounting guidance
- Lessor Accounting 101
- Lessee Accounting 101
- Detailed review of accounting by lessees and lessors
- Sale and leaseback transactions
- Transition guidance
- Other operational issues

Learning Objectives:
- Comprehend and apply the FASB's comprehensive new lease accounting guidance found in ASU No. 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842)
- Recall operational issues in adopting the new lease accounting standard

Designed For: 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

CPE Credits: 4, Accounting

Level of Knowledge: Intermediate

Prerequisite: Experience in financial accounting and reporting

Acronym: NLS4

Discussion Leader: Jeffrey Lieman, CPA