Media Advisory 09-03-20

FASB to Host Online Training Forum for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Providers

Event to be Presented in Interactive Video Format

Norwalk, CT—September 3, 2020—The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) will host its semiannual online training forum for professionals and companies who offer accounting continuing professional education (CPE). IN FOCUS: CPE Provider Forum will be webcast live on Monday, October 12, 2020, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
Participants in the live forum must register in advance. The event will also be archived on the FASB website. CPE credit is not offered as part of this event.
“The biannual FASB CPE provider forums are designed to help professional accounting CPE providers develop courses that help private companies, not-for-profit organizations, and other stakeholders understand and implement new accounting standards,” noted FASB Chair Rich Jones. “We’re pleased to offer this service so that CPE providers can bring their clients the most up-to-date information on FASB activities.”
During the live event, forum participants can submit questions to a panel that includes FASB Chair Rich Jones, FASB Deputy Technical Director Shayne Kuhaneck, FASB Assistant Director—Nonpublic Entities Jeff Mechanick, FASB Supervising Project Manager Liz Gagnon, and other FASB staff. Topics of discussion are expected to include current reporting issues (especially COVID-19 related issues), revenue recognition, leases, credit losses, and select ongoing projects.