Published: April, 2022
Publicly traded companies as well as some private companies are required to prepare their financial statements under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) such as International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). These are a common set of accounting rules, standards, and practices. Among other things, GAAP, such as IFRS, helps make financial statements relevant, reliable, understandable, comparable, and consistent for investors and other stakeholders.
In addition to GAAP, some companies also report alternative financial measures such as “adjusted net income,” “free cash flow” and “adjusted earnings per share”. These are typically referred to as non-GAAP or non-IFRS financial measures and a company must identify them as such. Non-GAAP financial measures continue to rank at the top of the most frequent comment letters issued by the SEC. As a result, it’s important to understand the guidance concerning these measures to ensure that a company’s financial statements remain GAAP compliant and are not misleading.
This online CPE Accounting Course provides an overview of Non-GAAP financial measures with a particular emphasis on comments from the SEC, and the FASB, as well as comment letter analysis from several of the Big 4 accounting firms.
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Advisor, Kelen Camehl CPA
Kelen is a recognized author and reviewer of CPE courses and has authored over 85 courses (225+ CPE credit hours) covering a range of accounting, auditing, financial reporting, regulatory, and ethics topics. His courses are available for purchase from many online CPE providers including the AICPA. Kelen has also remained involved in CPA exam content development for nearly 10 years and has authored more than a thousand multiple choice questions for various sections of the CPA exam. He also serves as an Editorial Advisor for the AICPA’s "Journal of Accountancy".
Kelen has over 15 years of progressive finance and accounting experience. He currently serves as an Accounting Policy Consultant with HP, Inc. in Dallas, TX. Most recently he was located in Budapest, Hungary on a three-year international assignment and served in the company’s Houston, TX location prior to this assignment. Prior to HP, he served in multiple accounting roles in the oil & gas industry with ConocoPhillips including technical accounting policy, SOX compliance, and internal audit. He also gained public accounting experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers, working with various clients in the energy, electric, power, gas, and utility sectors.