Financial Accounting Issues

Stock Buybacks

Course Overview:
In this program, you will learn how state incorporation laws affect the way companies can account for stock buybacks and stock retirements. The different reasons why corporations engage in stock buybacks and the potential drawbacks to this practice will be explored. Finally, the mechanics of the different accounting methods associated with these transactions will be examined through illustrative examples.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, participants should be able to:
  • Determine how state incorporation laws affect the accounting method corporations use for stock buybacks and retirements.
  • Identify the different reasons why a corporation may want to purchase their own stock.
  • Specify the rationale for public criticism of stock buybacks.
  • Distinguish between the par value method and the cost method for recording stock buybacks.
  • Identify journal entries to record stock buybacks and retirements for corporations operating in states that allow the recognition of treasury stock.
  • Identify journal entries to record stock buybacks and retirements for corporations operating in states that do not allow the recognition of treasury stock.

  • Content Partner:

    SmartPros Ltd.

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    Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:

    Basic knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

    Speaker / Author:

    Bruce Pounder, CPA, CMA, CFM, DipIFR (ACCA), MBA, is the Director of Professional Programs for LOSCALZO ASSOCIATES, LTD., a wholly owned subsidiary of SmartPros Ltd. He is an internationally recognized expert on corporate financial reporting, the global convergence of financial reporting standards, and ethics in the accounting profession.

    Bruce has presented seminars, conference sessions, and webinars to thousands of professionals around the world. Participants have come from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), each of the six largest global accounting firms, and many "Global 500" companies. Previously, Bruce worked for several global companies including IBM and Exxon.

    Bruce's observations on financial accounting and reporting are regularly quoted in the media. He is the author of the 2011 U.S. Master GAAP Guide (CCH) and the Convergence Guidebook for Corporate Financial Reporting (Wiley). Bruce is also the lead contributor to the FASB Learning Guide for the Codification Research System. He writes the monthly "Financial Reporting" column for Strategic Finance magazine and occasional articles for online and print publications such as the Journal of Accountancy.

    In addition to being a highly-regarded educator and author, Bruce has 22 years of practical experience as the Chief Financial Officer of a privately-held corporation. Over the same period, he also served as a consultant to many public corporations (including The Coca-Cola Company and Fidelity National Financial), for whom he has provided expert advice on the design, development, and implementation of financial planning and reporting systems.

    Bruce is the immediate past Chair of the Small Business Financial and Regulatory Affairs Committee of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), and served as liaison between that committee and IMA's Financial Reporting Committee.

    Bruce holds a Bachelor's degree from Syracuse University, an MBA from Rice University, and a Diploma in International Financial Reporting from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

    Software & Hardware Requirements:

    • 56k or Greater Internet Connection
    • Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
    • Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
    • Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
    • Ram: 256 MB minimum
    • Sound card with speakers/headphones
    • Windows or Mac OS

    Price (USD)

    Standard Rate: $49.90


    Course Code : 99POU08

    Length : 1hr 40min
    Course Level : Update
    Course Type : New Standards
    Passing Grade : 70%
    Format Type : eLearning
    Mobile Compatible
    Field Of Study : Accounting

    Theme : Financial Accounting Issues

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