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In the past few years, the FASB has released several significant accounting standards which have brought about sometimes sweeping changes to U.S. GAAP. Many of these new standards have required significant resources and sometimes lengthy implementation times. This course focuses on the key requirements from what is commonly referred to as the “Big 3”. This includes the new standards related to revenue recognition, leases, and credit losses on financial instruments. Even though some of the Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) which drove these changes have been out for years, many entities have still yet to adopt all the requirements.

Learning Objectives

  • Explore the list the five steps involved in the new revenue recognition model.
  • Recognize the considerations involved in identifying whether a contract exists.
  • Identify the considerations involved with measuring the transaction price.
  • Recognize the steps involved in allocating the transaction price to performance obligations.
  • Discover whether an arrangement contains a lease.
  • Identify the criteria for the new finance lease and short-term leases.
  • Recognize the new recognition and measurement requirements for both lessees and lessors.
  • Identify the recognition criteria for sales-type, direct financing, and operating leases.
  • Identify the overall requirements with respect to lease modifications.
  • Recognize the criteria used for sale and leaseback transactions.
  • Identify the presentation requirements for both lessees and lessors.
  • Recognize both qualitative and quantitative disclosure requirements for both lessees and lessors.
  • Identify the effective date for the new lease accounting standards.
  • Identify the key provisions as it relates to the new credit losses standard.
  • Recognize the credit loss measurement requirements for assets measured at amortized cost.
  • Recognize the credit loss measurement requirements for available-for-sale debt securities.
  • Identify the financial statement disclosure requirements related to credit losses.
  • Identify the effective date and transition requirements for the new credit loss standard.
Last updated/reviewed: November 13, 2020

8 Reviews (27 ratings)Reviews

Member's Profile
It's organized neatly and it's easier to follow with all the necessary details. I like the thought process of the material presentations in the text and also gets updated with the current year change notes. It would be helpful if there are some detailed example illustration and accounting entry details, showing before and after effects on financials.
Anonymous Author
The significant level of changes made to two of the most common technical areas I'm involved with - Lease and revenue recognition - are amazing. Excellent summary and examples for all three areas.
Anonymous Author
Good information on CECL, Rev Rec and Leases. I liked the discussion of the 5 steps and lease definition and CECL disaggregted disclosures
Anonymous Author
This was a text based course - meaning it's just a pdf of information that you read, followed by an exam.
Member's Profile
Quick and effective. Information was laid out appropriately and concisely and allowed for easy review.
Member's Profile
Best course yet on the topics of revenue recognition, leases, and credit losses.
Anonymous Author
Thorough materials - very long read but laid out in a logical fashion
Anonymous Author
Excellent text - well organized and easy to follow.


Course Complexity: Intermediate

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Education Provider Information

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Course Syllabus
  PDFThe FASB Big 3 - What You Need to Know About Rev Rec, Leases, and Credit Losses