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Consolidations: How the New Guidance Impacts Your Company

Recording Date: May 28, 2008
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New accounting rules issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in late 2007 provide guidance on the accounting and reporting for business combinations and minority interests in consolidation financial statements.

Join this Webcast where we'll examine the new consolidation guidance concerning Statement 141(R), Statement 160.

What You Will Learn

Led by renowned GAAP expert Tim Gearty from Becker Gearty CPE, this fast-paced Webcast will examine:
  • Key provisions of these new accounting and reporting practices.
  • Immediate implications of the changes mandated by the statements.
  • Advice on how to execute and report transactions effectively.

Furthermore, FAS 141(R) extends fair-value requirements to new areas. This will have implications in all business combinations, requiring greater rigor in designing deals, complex valuation and revaluation, and the need for ongoing monitoring of estimates and post-acquisition evaluation metrics.

These changes become mandatory in 2009 so this Webcast is a great way to start planning now before they take effect.

About the Presenters

Tim Gearty is a partner in Gearty & McIntyre, LLP, CPA, which he founded in 1981. He is a nationally recognized expert on a variety of accounting, auditing, ethics and tax topics. In addition, he is the national director and editor-in-chief for the Becker Professional Review.


Technical Requirements

To fully participate in this electronic, interactive and live session, please check your system (or ask your IT department) to ensure it meets the following requirements:

Supported OS, Browser and Additional Requirements

Microsoft® Windows® 98 SE, 2000, XP, Windows VistaTM Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Business, or Enterprise (32-bit or 64-bit editions)

  • Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher
  • Netscape Navigator 7.1
  • AOL 9
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher

Macintosh (OS X 10.2, 10.3, 10.4)

  • Safari 1.1 or higher
  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher


  • Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher


  • Mozilla 1.7 or higher

Additional Requirements:

  • Macromedia Flash Player 8 or higher
  • Macromedia Flash Player 9 or higher for Linux and Solaris
  • Minimum bandwidth requirement is 56 kb/sec

Important tip - Please allow 15 minutes prior to joining a session to conduct your set-up and testing! Dial-up connectors - please allow more time.