Half-Day Accounting Seminar


The following topics will be presented:

Accounting for Business Combination Transactions

Presented by Ty Miller 

In this session, you will learn the various accounting issues that arise in a business combination transaction (buy/sell transaction). The presentation will also cover practical considerations including options for non-public companies.

It’s Time to Prepare for the New Leasing Standard

Presented by Allan Klose 

Changes to leasing under ASC Topic 842, Leases, are on their way. Companies need to get started on their implementation plans early so that they are prepared for the balance sheet and other impacts that the new standard will have on their operations.  This course will cover the changes resulting from Topic 842 and the steps companies can be taking now to ensure a smooth transition.

Learning objectives:  After completing this course you will be able to:

  • List the major changes to accounting for leases under ASC Topic 842
  • Describe ways to prepare for implementation and the actions to be taken before the effective dates
  • Explain the potential impact of the new leasing standard on financial reporting

Accounting Standards Update

Presented by Eric Lewis

A representative from EY’s Professional Practice Group will discuss three of the most significant changes in accounting standards in recent years, the best practices for adoption, and pitfalls to avoid.  The changes in revenue recognition, leases (only referenced as another presenter will discuss this in detail) and credit losses have a sweeping effect on both public and private companies and their key stakeholders, and require careful consideration both before and after the adoption.

Financial Due Diligence Supporting M&A

Presented by Kaleo Yamabayashi

Learning objectives:

  • What to expect in a due diligence process
  • The CFO’s role in anticipating and addressing potential deal issues
  • Ways to maximize value
  • Common pitfalls / findings from diligence procedures
  • The M&A landscape and recent trends

4 hours accounting CPE offered (pending approval).


Allan Klose

Managing Director

Eric Lewis

Ernst & Young

Ty Miller


Kaleo Yamabayashi

Partner, Transaction Advisory Services