This course provides an overview of Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-13, Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in June 2016. The new standard will apply to nearly all entities, not just those in the financial services industry, and will change how entities document and account for credit impairment on their respective financial instruments. This new standard is effective for public business entities for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2019 and interim periods therein. As such, this means that calendar-year SEC filers will have to apply the new requirements starting in first quarter 2020.
Kelen is a CPA with 15 years of progressive finance and accounting experience. Currently, he serves as a Senior Manager of Technical Accounting with HP, Inc. Prior to this role, he served in multiple accounting roles in the oil and gas industry with ConocoPhillips including technical accounting policy, SOX compliance, and global internal audit. He also gained public accounting experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers, working with various clients in the energy, electric, power, gas, and utility sectors in Houston, TX.
Kelen has remained actively involved in CPA exam content development for the past eight years and has authored over a thousand multiple-choice questions for various sections of the exam, attending workshops with the AICPA across the country each year. He also serves as an editorial advisor for the AICPA’s Journal of Accountancy as well as both an author and technical reviewer for continuing professional education (CPE) courses published by the AICPA. He also authors CPE courses and serves as a technical reviewer and revision editor for Wolters Kluwer (CCH Group) and WebCE as well as contributing to CPE course development for SmartPros. He also authors CPE courses for PDH Academy.
Kelen received his BBA in Accounting from Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi, TX and an MBA from the University of Texas—San Antonio. He is a CPA licensed in the state of Texas.
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