New Accounting Standards Updates (ASUs) related to U.S. GAAP are issued on a perpetual basis. It can be time-consuming and confusing to keep up-to-date on the resulting impact on financial statements and disclosures. This course will provide an executive summary of U.S. GAAP updates with open effective dates for 2018 or thereafter related non-public business entities.

Course Series

This course is included in the following series:

6 CoursesAn Auditor's Perspective on...

  1. Preparing Financial Statements - An Auditor’s Perspective on What Matters Most
  2. Independence Rules for CPA’s - An Auditor’s Perspective on Significant AICPA, Public Company, Governmental, and International Differences
  3. Designing and Performing Sampling Plans – An Auditor’s Perspective on Monitoring Internal Controls, Compliance, and the Reasonableness of Account Balances
  4. FASB ASC Section 205-40: Going Concern Uncertainty – An Auditor’s Perspective
  5. FASB ASC Topic 470: Debt – An Auditor’s Perspective on Common Balance Sheet Classification Issues
  6. FASB ASC Topic 820 Fair Value – An Auditor’s Perspective on Determining Fair Value of Non-Readily Marketable Investments
Learning Objectives
  • Discover highlights of recently-issued ASU’s, focusing on changes with open effective dates for 2018 or thereafter related to nonpublic entities, such as:
    • Clarifications in statement of cash flow presentation
    • Alterations in classifying deferred tax assets and liabilities, and more
  • Explore where financial statement preparers should focus the most time and attention when preparing 2018 interim and annual financial statements, such as: 
    • Clarifying the concept of materiality and useful disclosures
    • Reporting of pension costs
    • Defining a business versus a group of assets, and more 
  • Identify the most significant accounting and financial reporting changes with future effective dates that business entities should be preparing for now, such as revenue recognition, leases, and financial instruments  
Last updated/reviewed: March 17, 2024
13 Reviews (60 ratings)


Anonymous Author
I enjoy this instructors presentations. I think because of the volume of information packed into this presentation sometimes the explanations were not clear. Otherwise this was a great way to get an overview of the ASU's that will be affecting small to midsized entities.

Anonymous Author
A great intro to recently issued GAAP which provides enough information to make a determination of relevancy and when further investigation of a particular topic needs to be researched.

Anonymous Author
This course was a good overview of recent changes and may lead you to take other more detailed courses that deal with one of the topics presented here.

Member's Profile
Good overview of ASU's and how they might affect nonpublic companies. Instructor is a good speaker and has good slides that make retention easier.

Anonymous Author
The slides are too packed with abstract theories and text heavy to make it easy for the learners to grasp the critical application.

Member's Profile
Good update for sure but some of the items could use more explanatory detail with regards to journaling items onto balance sheet

Anonymous Author
Good presentation. There is so much detailed and specific information that additional slides would have been helpful.

Anonymous Author
As a IFRS practitioner, this is a hard topic. I hope there would be trainings bridging gap between IFRS and US GAAP

Member's Profile
Great overview and instructor was easy to follow and presentation well organized.

Member's Profile
Lots of good information packed into this course. Instructor is easy to listen to.

Anonymous Author
A lot of information. Very detailed.

Anonymous Author
Good presentation skills

Anonymous Author
Good summary of changes.

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
Contact: For more information regarding this course, including complaint and cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (408) 400- 3993 or send an e-mail to .
Instructor for this course
Course Syllabus
  Introduction to Recently Issued GAAP Relevant to Small or Mid-Size Private Companies1:47
  Private Company Council Influenced US GAAP6:51
  New Financial Statement Concepts 3:26
  Effective For Nonpublic Entities in FY 20185:44
  Codification Improvements4:19
  Effective For Nonpublic Entities in FY 2019 or After21:33
  Revenue Recognition7:23
  Financial Instruments6:39
  Fair Value Disclosures1:40
  Goodwill Impairment4:17
Continuous Play
  Recently Issued GAAP Relevant to Small- or Mid-Size Private Companies Full Video1:12:52
  Slides: Recently Issued GAAP Relevant to Small- or Mid-Size Private Companies PDF
  Recently Issued GAAP Relevant to Small- or Mid-Size Private Companies Glossary/IndexPDF