Media Advisory 03-01-21

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


Norwalk, CT, March 1, 2021—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, March 22, 2021, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.
 
Participants in the live forum must register in advance.  The event will also be archived on the FASB website.
 
“Private companies, not-for-profit organizations, and other stakeholders often contract with CPE providers to help their staffs understand and implement new accounting standards,” noted FASB Chair Richard R. Jones. “The FASB’s CPE provider online training forum is designed to keep professional accounting educators up to date on recent standards and activities to help them impart the best information to their clients and colleagues.”
 
During the live event, forum participants will be able to submit questions to a panel that includes FASB Member Marsha Hunt, FASB Assistant Director—Nonpublic Entities Jeff Mechanick, FASB Supervising Project Manager Liz Gagnon, and other FASB staff. Topics of discussion are expected to include revenue recognition, leases, credit losses, and other select ongoing projects.