This course prepares students to address concepts of financial reporting for roles as CPAs. Students learn important criteria for calculating capital changes, applying concepts of fixed assets and cost determination, and preparing consolidated financial statements. Other topics include the professional responsibilities of CPAs, deferred taxes, restructuring of troubled debt, and the intricacies of comprehensive income.
This graduate course is 6 weeks.
This course has a prerequisite. Please see details in the Prerequisite section below.
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Topics and Objectives
- Describe the financial reporting role and responsibilities of the CPA, including recognition, measurement, and disclosure.
Net and Comprehensive Income
- Explain criteria for calculating capital changes.
- Prepare consolidated financial statements.
- Use short-term and long-term assets and cost determination to the preparation of financial statements.
- Explore financial reporting for leases.
Liabilities and Owners' Equity
- Apply financial instruments as liabilities.
- Prepare pensions liabilities and postretirement benefits.
- Utilize financial reporting of owners' equity for decision-making.
The Importance of Financial Information and Cash Flows
- Use financial and contracting information to perform valuation and credit risk assessment.
- Prepare statement of cash flows.
Advanced Financial Reporting
- Manage inventories.
- Account for inter-corporate investments.
A prerequisite is required for this course. The purpose of a prerequisite is to ensure students have the knowledge and/or skills needed to be successful in the course. Students are required to provide proof of prerequisite during the enrollment/registration process. To meet to a course prerequisite requirement, a student must have successfully completed the prerequisite course at University of Phoenix, provide proof via transcript of completing a comparable course (at least 75% match) or higher level course with at least a grade of C at another institution or have a University of Phoenix approved Student Appeal on file with the University.
This course requires the prerequisite below. Click on the prerequisite course to review the course topics and objectives.
ACC/421 – Intermediate Financial Accounting I or equivalent
This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.
During the checkout process you will be prompted to provide proof of the requirement(s). If you completed the prerequisite at another institution be prepared to upload an official/unofficial transcript. If you have questions about meeting the prerequisite requirements for this course please contact an enrollment representative at 866-345-1800.
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