FASB Webcast and Webinar Series

IN FOCUS: FASB’s New Standard on Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

Program Description: The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is pleased to announce its webcast that provides an overview of the recently issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2020-06, Debt—Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging—Contracts in Entity’s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity’s Own Equity.  The webcast will cover the following topics:
  1. The purpose and scope of the amendments
  2. Overview of amendments to the guidance for:
    1. Convertible instruments
    2. Derivatives scope exception
    3. Diluted earnings per share calculation
  3. Transition, effective date, and implementation resources
  4. Audience question-and-answer session.
Speakers: Jim Kroeker, FASB Vice Chairman; Mary Mazzella, Senior Project Manager; Lucy Cheng, Project Manager; Frazer Mulugeta, Postgraduate Technical Assistant.
At the end of this program, participants will be able to:
  1. Have a broad understanding of the amendments and how they reduce complexity and improve comparability of financial reporting associated with accounting for convertible instruments and contracts in an entity’s own equity
  2. Have a broad understanding of the transition and effective date of the ASU. 
Participants will have the opportunity to email questions to the panelists during the event.

Field of Study: Accounting

Delivery Method:  Group-internet based

Program Level: Overview

Program Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation Needed: None

Recommended CPE: 1.0 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 email as soon as possible if the course is cancelled for any reason.

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