New Lease Accounting Standard - Implementation Challenges and Best Practices

Learn about emerging technical accounting and reporting challenges companies are experiencing in implementing the new Lease Accounting standard.  Through extensive examples and discussion, this interactive workshop will help you better understand key challenging areas such as embedded leases, allocation of consideration, and lease modifications. Systems and internal control considerations will also be addressed.

Participants in this one-day interactive workshop will gain a deeper understanding of the fundamentals and implications of the new standard, and learn of emerging technical accounting issues that are being identified and addressed as companies proceed with implementation. The workshop will also explore the financial reporting and system challenges associated with implementing the new guidance. The workshop will incorporate extensive examples and a case study.

Topics to be covered:

  • Scope and definition of a lease
  • Separating contract components
  • Accounting for executory costs
  • Measurement of the liability and right-of-use asset
  • Classification – operating vs finance leases
  • Accounting for lease modifications
  • Other topics (e.g. build-to-suit transactions, impairments, subleases, foreign currency leases)
  • Lessor accounting
  • Presentation and disclosure
  • Comprehensive case study
  • Transition elections and reporting
  • Systems challenges
  • IFRS vs U.S. GAAP

I enjoyed the class and interpretation of the Lease Standard. Reed’s agenda had a great flow and the examples he provided were helpful.

The class was a very organized, detailed overview of the leasing standard with reference to examples on the FRD. Reed was very knowledgeable and the class was interactive.

Registration includes course materials, continental breakfast and lunch.

CPE credits: 8 CPE credits in Accounting

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Reed Wilson

Technical Accounting and SEC Reporting Consultant
Advisory Member