Appalachian Cluster: Understanding the High Stakes Mega Issues in A&A Today

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With the recent release of a series of high-impact new accounting standards, the impact of these pronouncements will take center stage over the next few years. In addition to new accounting guidance, these standards have the potential to change how companies do business. In this course, we will explore the accounting and operational impact of recent FASB activity, including standards on revenue, leases, financial instruments, consolidation and other hot topics. One of the best ways to add value as an accountant is to be in front of the pack with the best knowledge and insights. This course is designed to give you the latest information on these mega issues in accounting so you can be a true business advisor.


Number of Credits Type of Credits
4 Accounting and Auditing


Experience in financial accounting and reporting


  • Accounting and operational impacts of adopting ASU No. 2014-09
  • Accounting and operational impacts of adopting ASU No. 2016-02
  • Accounting for and added income statement volatility resulting from recent FASB ASUs on financial instruments and stock-based compensation
  • Business impact on both large and small companies of applying the FASB's recent guidance on consolidations
  • The accounting, business, and operational impact of other new or proposed ASUs


  • Understand and apply the FASB's new revenue recognition standard, ASU No. 2014-09
  • Review the FASB's new lease accounting guidance, ASU No. 2016-02
  • Recall the financial statement impact of other recent accounting standards updates
  • Comprehend the operational impact of recent and proposed accounting standards


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Thomas Newell, CPA

Thomas (Tom) is a shareholder in the firm of Newell & Newell, P.C. located in Columbus, GA. Tom graduated cum laude from Georgia Southwestern College in Americus, GA in 1980. Tom started the firm with his wife Silvia Newell, CPA in 1986, prior to that his public accounting experience included both local firms and international firms. Tom is an active peer reviewer having performed over 200 reviews and has been involved with the peer review program since 1989.

Tom served on the Georgia Society peer review committees from 1989 to 1993, in 1993 Tom was selected to be one of the technical reviewers for the Georgia Society and served as a technical reviewer for the Georgia Society for 9 years. Tom has also served several years on the accounting and auditing committee at the Georgia Society. Tom has been a frequent speaker for the Georgia Society of CPAs at the Southeastern Accounting Show, Tax Forum (A&A topics) and the Accounting Institute. Tom is also a discussion leader for various continuing education courses on A&A topics of compilation and review, nonprofit, audit & accounting, and peer review.

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