Accounting Essentials Dec-2022 Bootcamp
The CFALA Board of Governors continues to support candidates and investment professionals by significantly subsidizing bootcamps that contain or support the CFA Curriculum.
This bootcamp is designed for Level I CFA Candidates who are looking for a stronger accounting foundation prior to the CFA Exams and to Investment Professionals who are hoping to build a stronger understanding of Accounting Principles.
The CFA Program assumes a working knowledge of basic principles of accounting and finance. However, many Level I CFA candidates are weak in these areas and may flounder when confronted with CFA curriculum materials that assume familiarity with these concepts. To help such candidates advance, we offer an Accounting Essentials course that provides the skills Level I CFA candidates need to study effectively the accounting and financial analysis topics of the CFA exam. We also offer this course to professionals who wish to strengthen their background in accounting or who are looking for a career change that requires accounting knowledge.
The 2023 CFA Level I Study Guide stated, “Candidates are expected to be familiar with the analytical frameworks contained in the readings, as well as the implications of alternative accounting methods for financial analysis and valuation discussed in the readings. Candidates are also responsible for the content of accounting standards” The Accounting Essentials course outline reflects these prerequisites:
INTRODUCTION – THE PROCESS OF ACCOUNTING
* Event • Revenue, expense and owners’ equity
* Record (journal) • Reporting
* Summary (ledger) • Limitations
* Report (financial statements) • Historical cost
* Assets, liabilities and owners’ equity • Operating cycle
* Valuation • Revenue recognition and value
* Materiality • Matching costs, entity
* Assets: cash; short-term investments; accounts receivable; inventory; prepaids; property, plant and equipment; accumulated depreciation; investments; intangibles
* Liabilities: accounts payable, other current liabilities, lease liabilities, pension liabilities, deferred income taxes, contingencies
* Owners’ Equity: preferred stock, common stock, retained earnings, foreign currency adjustment, treasury stock
* Income Statement: sales, cost of goods sold, operating income, earnings per share
* Other Required Disclosures
* Summary: accounting process, transaction focus, values on the financial statements
A Recording of this bootcamp will be provided. This recording will expire 60 days after it has aired.
Recommended Text (not provided): Essentials of Accounting, Robert N. Anthony and Leslie Pearlman Breitner, 11th Edition - $56.98
John M. Lacey, Ph.D., CPA, is Ernst & Young Research Fellow and Professor of Accountancy at California State University - Long Beach. He previously taught at the School of Accounting at the University of Southern California (USC) and at Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. He earned his Ph.D. at UCLA and earned his MBA and BS degrees at USC. Professor Lacey is a CPA and has served on several committees and tasks forces for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), including the Accounting Standards Executive Committee (AcSEC). Professor Lacey has also served as Chair of the California Society of CPAs Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee and chaired its Special Committee on the future of the accounting profession. He has also taught regularly for a large investment management firm, for banks, and for various judicial organizations. Professor Lacey is the author of a research study on auditor independence commissioned by the Chief Accountant of the Securities & Exchange Commission. Professor Lacey is widely published and also serves as an expert witness in major legal cases involving accounting and financial issues. Prior to his academic career, Professor Lacey was a supervisor in the national office of a major CPA firm and served as corporate officer and controller of a manufacturing company.
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