FASB Webcast and Webinar Series

IN FOCUS: How to Use the XBRL 2011 US GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy

Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is pleased to announce an upcoming webcast on effective use of the XBRL 2011 US GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy. This session will focus on how to use the Taxonomy Online Review and Comment System’s search and navigation functions to efficiently find the tags that meet the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filer requirements. The areas covered will include:

  • Navigating the taxonomy
  • Considerations for tag selection
  • Understanding tag relationships and how to use the network views
  • Using advanced search and shared search functions to find relevant tags
  • Quickly finding certain types of tags
  • Understanding when to use industry entry points
  • Finding tags using the Accounting Standards Codification
  • Using specialized labels to find tags
  • Providing feedback on the Development and Accounting Standards Update Taxonomies
Speakers: Louis Matherne, FASB Chief of Taxonomy Development; Christine Tan, FASB Project Manager-XBRL, and Susan Yount, Office of Interactive Data, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Learning Objectives: At the end of this program, participants will understand how to efficiently and effectively identify the appropriate tags for tagging financial statements as submitted to the SEC in XBRL interactive data format. 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: None

Advanced Preparation Needed: Review the Yeti Viewer Guide. See Yeti Taxonomy Guide.

Recommended CPE: 1 hour; 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.

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

Complaint Policy: To register complaints about course content or delivery method and to inquire about the timeliness and accuracy of CPE credit posting for this event, contact CPEDirector@fasb.org.

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