CPA firms with accounting and auditing practices are invited to learn about trends affecting the CPA profession by engaging Epstein + Nach to present live, in-firm sessions of three continuing professional education courses offered by Ralph Nach, Dr. Barry Jay Epstein, and Natasha Perssico Escobedo. Course details regarding the 2019 Accounting & Auditing Clinic, Accounting for Leases of Lessees, and Revenue from Contracts with Customers are detailed below. Each course is designed for a high level of interaction between the instructor and participants, with ample opportunity to practice application of the concepts covered.
2019 Accounting & Auditing Clinic
This full-day course provides in-depth, hands-on coverage of recent developments in accounting, auditing, and financial reporting. Strong emphasis is placed on the practical application of newly issued and/or effective authoritative pronouncements affecting practitioners who perform or supervise compilation, review, and/or audit engagements for small and middle-market, privately held businesses. Click on the link to learn more about the 2019 Accounting & Auditing Clinic.
Accounting for Leases of Lessees
The half-day course on Accounting for Leases of Lessees provides in-depth, hands-on coverage of new ASC Topic 842, the revised lease accounting standard. Attendees will learn how to read, abstract, and analyze leases and other commercial contracts to determine whether they contain lease provisions that require separate accounting under the new standard. Separating lease components and non-lease components in a contract will also be addressed. Ideal for practitioners who perform or supervise compilation, review, and/or audit engagements for small and middle-market, privately held businesses. Click on the link for more information about the course Accounting for Leases of Lessees.
Revenue from Contracts with Customers
This one-day course provides a comprehensive, hands-on introduction to ASC Topic 606: Revenue from Contracts with Customers. The course emphasizes the core principles of the standard through a deep-dive into the new 5-Step Model using real-life, industry-specific examples, group discussion, and case studies. Completion of this program enables the accountant or auditor to confidently apply the requirements of the standard. Click on the link to read more about Revenue from Contracts with Customers.
About the Instructors
Mr. Ralph Nach, CPA, has been a practitioner for over 40 years and a skilled presenter/instructor for more than 25 years across the U.S. and internationally. He co-authored Wiley GAAP: Interpretation and Application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for 10 years and served as an audit partner in the National Office of Audit and Accounting for RSM US LLP. Click on the link for further information and a full biography on Ralph Nach.
Barry Jay Epstein, Ph.D., CPA (Inactive) is a leading authority on accounting and auditing, both domestic and international. His work centers around technical consultation regarding these matters. Barry is a practicing accountant and testifying expert who works with attorneys extensively in the areas of securities litigation, white collar defense, financial fraud, and accountants’ liability.
Dr. Epstein is an accomplished educator who has taught at the university level at several prestigious institutions. Click on the link for further information and a full biography on Dr. Barry Jay Epstein.
Natasha Perssico Escobedo, MBA, CPA, AM-ASA provides valuation services that include valuations of business entities and securities such as general and limited partnership interests, closely held business enterprises, estates, and employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). Natasha also serves as an adjunct accounting educator at DePaul University. Her undergraduate and graduate courses taught include: Principles of Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Intermediate Accounting, Issues in Asset Valuation, and International Accounting and IFRS. Click on the link for further information and a full biography on Natasha Perssico Escobedo.