The New Allowance for Credit Losses

Exam Questions: 10
Course Level: Basic
Pages: 90 | Content: 52, Supplemental: 38
NASBA Area of Study: Accounting
Not Acceptable for: Enrolled Agents
Version: 8345

The objective of this course is to address the changes made by ASU 2016-13 to the recording of credit losses on financial instruments. ASU 2016-13 introduces new ASC 326 and its new expected credit losses model, which replaces the current incurred loss model. ASU 2016-13 provides financial statement users with more decision-useful information about the expected credit losses on financial instruments and other commitments to extend credit held by a reporting entity at each reporting date.

Topics include reviewing examples of types of assets subject to the expected credit loss model, how to present the new allowance for credit losses on the balance sheet, consideration of historical, current, and forecasted future information to measure credit losses, how to use the new model for trade receivables, loans, and held-to-maturity debt securities, the new impairment model for available-for-sale debt securities, examples of entities under common control exempt from the model, disclosures, and more. PLEASE NOTE: Not accepted for Enrolled Agents. All course material provided. No prerequisites. Course level: Basic.

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Table of Contents
  • The New Allowance for Credit Losses
  • To recognize examples of assets that are and are not subject to the ASC 326-20 expected credit loss model
  • To recognize the model that ASU 2016-13 uses to deal with credit losses
  • To recall how an entity should present the allowance for credit losses on the balance sheet
  • To identify how credit losses should be recorded under new ASU 2016-13
  • To recognize some of the disclosures required by ASU 2016-13
  • To identify examples of entities that are under common control
  • To identify how a decline in fair value of a held-to-maturity debt security should be handled under GAAP
  • To recognize the new impairment model for available-for-sale debt securities under ASC 326-30
  • To identify how an entity should implement the ASU 2016-13 rules

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