FASB Update

Date: Tuesday, February 02, 2021
Time: 02:00 PM ET / 01:00 PM CT / 12:00 PM MT / 11:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Michael Cheng, CPA, Partner, Frazier & Deeter
Moderator(s): Bill Erlenbush, CPA, NSAC Director of Education
Objective: Participants will gain an understanding of recent technical accounting issues that may affect financial statements in 2020; obtain an overview of recently issued accounting standards and updates that are effective for the 2020 calendar year-end for non-public entities and discuss relevant projects on FASB's and PCC's current agendas.
Field of Study: Accounting
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour
Delivery Method: Group Internet-based

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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Course Description
Join Michael Cheng for a 60-minute CLN and a plain English discussion about recent and pertinent technical accounting matters that may affect you as you close out 2020 and begin 2021 when it comes to financial statements and recently issued accounting standards and pronouncements from FASB. If time permits, upcoming FASB and PCC projects will be reviewed.

Presenter and Moderator Bios
Presenter: Michael Cheng, CPA, Partner, Frazier & Deeter
Michael Cheng joined Frazier & Deeter in 2019 as the Partner who oversees the firm's professional practices related to accounting and audit. As part of this role, he specializes in assisting clients with complex accounting and financial reporting issues. Prior to joining the firm, Mike was a Senior Project Manager at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). At FASB, he served as the Private Company Council (PCC) coordinator, where he was responsible for all PCC related matters. In addition, Mike led projects to simplify the accounting for non-employee share-based payments, help shape the future of the FASB technical agenda and improve consolidations guidance (VIE guidance). Most recently, he worked on the FASB's implementation team on revenue recognition (ASC Topic 606) and lease accounting (ASC Topic 842). Prior to joining FASB, Mike held various management positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers. He was an Audit Senior Manager, Private Company Services, in the firm's Stamford, CT office. From 2003-2011, he also held roles of increasing responsibility in PwC's Core Assurance divisions in Buffalo and Rochester, NY.Bill is retired as controller and compliance officer from GROWMARK, Inc. He is currently working part-time as the Director of Education for NSAC.

Moderator: Bill Erlenbush, CPA, NSAC Director of Education
Bill spent his entire career working in cooperative accounting at GROWMARK. His work experience includes all aspects of order control and billing, accounts receivable/payable, financial accounting and tax. As compliance officer, he had responsibility for the administration of the compliance and ethics program at GROWMARK and its subsidiaries and retail divisions. In addition, he was been involved in negotiating major acquisitions for GROWMARK.

His educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Illinois State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Bill is an active member in many industry, professional, and community organizations. He is past president of the Mclean County United Way Board of Directors as well as the past president of the Heartland Community College Foundation Board of Directors.

Cost
Free for NSAC Members / $56.00 for Non-Members

Delivery System

  • All programs are delivered using the Zoom platform.
  • Confirmations will include log-in instructions.
  • Participants are able to participate using any device with an Internet connect (if the device does not have speakers, the participant can also dial-in) or they can participate with audio only by dialing in.
  • All registrants will receive a link to the CLN’s recording by email within 48 business hours of event’s conclusion.
  • There will be assistance available to help with technical and connectivity issues up to 10 minutes prior to the start of the presentation.

Registration

All registration is done on-line and each guest must provide their name and email address to participate. All NSAC members may register for free. Non-members may register for a nominal fee.

Refund Policy

NSAC will not issue refunds for CLNs. If a registrant is unable to participate in the CLN and provides notification to info@nsacoop.org 48 hours prior to the session, a credit will be provided for a future CLN. Alert the NSAC staff member monitoring the CLN if technical difficulties are encountered and technical support will be provided to eliminate problems with future CLNs.

Additional Information

Live participation is required for CPE credit and polling questions must be answered to document your active participation. All registrants will receive an email following the session with links to the slides and/or handouts, and a link to the CLN recording (unless otherwise stated). If you are unable to participate in the live session, you can still watch the recorded session, but you will not be eligible for CPE credits. Those eligible for credits will receive their certificate by email with 7 business days.

For more information regarding NSAC CLNs or administrative policies such as complaint and refund, contact the NSAC Headquarters, 7946 Clyo Road, Suite A, Centerville, OH 45459, 937-222-6707, or info@nsacoop.org.