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Goodwill is an intangible asset generated from the acquisition of one entity by another.  It is the difference between the price paid by the acquirer for a business, and the amount that cannot be assigned to any individually-identified assets and liabilities acquired in the transaction.  The accounting for goodwill can range from simple to complex. 

This course describes some of the most common issues related to the initial measurement and subsequent accounting for goodwill and acquisition-related expenses in a business combination.

Learning Objectives

  • Discover how to initially calculate goodwill under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 805: Business Combinations, including simplifications available to nonpublic business entities.
  • Explore how to initially account for the buyer’s acquisition-related costs (such as legal, valuation, and other fees), as well as any seller’s costs paid for by the buyer.
  • Recognize the subsequent measurement and reporting of goodwill and acquisition-related costs, including impairment considerations.
Last updated/reviewed: April 27, 2018

Prerequisites

Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

Company:
Illumeo, Inc., 75 East Santa Clara St., Suite 1215, San Jose, CA 95113
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Course Syllabus
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
  1:07Introduction to Accounting for Goodwill in Business Combinations
  1:26The Four Step Model - Overview
  5:30Initial Recognition and Measurement - Assets Acquired
  5:14Intangible Asset Special Considerations
  7:15Initial Recognition and Measurement - Liabilities Assumed
  2:51Costs to Restructure the Acquired Company
  4:58Exceptions to Fair Value Recognition and Measurement Principles
  9:49The Four Step Model - Recognizing Goodwill or Bargain Purchase Gain
  13:09Subsequent Measurement - Impairment of Goodwill
  6:17Recent FASB Activity
CONTINUOUS PLAY
  57:36Accounting for Goodwill in Business Combinations
SUPPORTING MATERIAL
  PDFSlides: Accounting for Goodwill in Business Combinations per ASC 805
  PDFAccounting for Goodwill in Business Combinations per ASC 805 Glossary/Index
REVIEW AND TEST
  quizREVIEW QUESTIONS
 examFINAL EXAM