IN FOCUS Understanding the FASB’s Proposals for Investment

FASB Webcast and Webinar Series

IN FOCUS: Understanding the FASB’s Proposals for Investment Companies, Investment Property Entities, and Consolidations

Date: Monday, November 28, 2011

Time: 1:00–2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is pleased to announce an upcoming webcast focused on the accounting requirements in the following recently-issued proposals:

  • Proposed Accounting Standards Update—Financial Services—Investment Companies (Topic 946): Amendments to the Scope, Measurement, and Disclosure Requirements
  • Proposed Accounting Standards Update—Real Estate—Investment Property Entities (Topic 973)
  • Proposed Accounting Standards Update—Consolidation (Topic 810): Principal versus Agent Analysis
This webcast will provide an overview of the main provisions in each proposal, the entities that would be affected by each proposal, and how each proposal compares with international accounting requirements. The webcast also will describe how stakeholders can provide input on the proposals.

Speakers: Marc A. Siegel, Member, Financial Accounting Standards Board; Lawrence W. Smith, Member, Financial Accounting Standards Board; and Upaasna Laungani, Project Manager, Financial Accounting Standards Board.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will understand the key proposed changes to accounting for consolidations and accounting and reporting requirements for investment companies. Participants will also understand the scope and accounting requirements for the new concept of an investment property entity. Viewers will have the opportunity to email questions to the speakers during the event.

Participants will have the opportunity to email questions to the panelists during the event.

Registration: To register for this event, please use this link.

Delivery Method: Group-internet based

Program Level: Overview

Program Prerequisites: Familiarity with accounting and reporting for investment companies, real estate, and consolidations.

Advanced Preparation Needed: Participants are encouraged to read the summaries of each of the three Exposure Drafts.

Recommended CPE: 1.5 hours; final CPE earned will be determined based on the length of participation in the program, polling questions as described in CPE Eligibility, and completion of a course survey. Credit is provided only to participants in the live broadcast of this course. Please note that credit is not provided for group viewing. Each participant must be registered separately and meet both polling and duration requirements as per NASBA.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: There is no cost for this course and there is no cancellation penalty. Participants will be notified by e-mail as soon as possible if the course is cancelled for any reason.

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