||Comprehensive Income Issues|
|Subject Matter Area:
|Date of Publication:
||December 2011, February 2012|
||2012 by Bisk Education, Inc. All rights reserved.|
|Recommended CPE Credits:
||2 QAS/Registry (50-minute hour)|
||One year from date of receipt to complete program and submit quizzer to obtain credit|
|Passing Grade for Quizzer:
||70 percent or higher|
Reporting the results of operations is one of the more critical activities performed by preparers of financial statements. Comprehensive income has been discussed for several decades, and was split to into both net income and other comprehensive income for financial presentation purposes with updated guidance in 1997. Since 2009, the authoritative guidance on comprehensive income is now located in Topic 220 of the FASB Accounting Standards Codification® (ASC). In 2011, the FASB issued Accounting Standard Updates (ASUs) 2011-05 and 2011-12, updating the guidance on comprehensive income. This program reviews the background and updated guidance on comprehensive income.
Note: Reporting of CPE credit to a CPA's state board is the responsibility of the CPA. Subscribers to CPE Network Accounting & Auditing Report may not receive duplicate credit for this material, which previously aired in the December 2011 and February 2012 editions of this program. Use of Materials
The user should begin by watching the streamed video segment, or listening to the streamed audio segment, for the chapter before reading the text. The user may wish to make notes of the most important concepts and any terms that are new. Next, the user should review the learning objectives at the beginning of the chapter and read the chapter. The user should work through each of the examples, if any. After the user has studied each chapter, s/he should click on the link at the left to complete the interactive study questions. If the user answers a study question incorrectly, s/he should review the section of the text that is indicated at the end of the explanation to the study question to assure comprehension of the material. After the user has finished watching the streamed video, or listening to the streamed audio, and has read the text and worked through the study questions, s/he may wish to review her/his notes and any sections of the text or video/audio that were difficult. The user should review the learning objectives once more to consider achievement of the objectives. When the user is ready, s/he should click on the link to the left to complete the quizzer. The user's CPE certificate will be provided immediately upon successful completion of the quizzer.
This program is divided into four (4) chapters.
Chapter 1 contains a discussion with Russ Madray, CPA, reviewing the guidance on comprehensive income, particularly the changes from issuance of ASU 2011-05.
Chapter 2 contains a discussion with Russ Madray, CPA, reviewing the guidance on comprehensive income, particularly the changes from issuance of ASU 2011-12.
Chapter 3 contains Changes to Reporting of Comprehensive Income, Deferral of Certain Items Related to Reporting of Comprehensive Income, and Deferral of Certain Aspects of ASU 2011-05, as supplemental material.
Chapter 4 contains review problems that help illustrate the topic. Helpful Guidance
Throughout this program, the user will find explanations and discussions regarding some of the issues that often face practitioners. In order to enhance the user's comprehension of the material and highlight important practical considerations, this program includes the following designation:
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