Full Disclosures in Financial Reporting
Field of Study:
The full disclosure principle, one of major accounting principles, requires that information provided in financial statements be sufficiently complete to avoid misleading users of the reports by omitting significant facts of information. The full disclosure principle also refers to revealing information that would be useful in the decision-making processes of informed users. Full disclosure is required for the fair presentation of financial statements. This course discusses the disclosures required of companies, including those related to accounting policies, segmental information, related parties, contingencies, long-term purchase contract obligations, inflation, and derivatives. Sample annual reports addressing this requirement are illustrated.
After completing this section, you should be able to:
- Recognize the full disclosure principle and its implementation.
- Identify the types of major accounting disclosures.
- Recognize the disclosure requirements for major business segments and related party transactions.
- Understand the disclosure requirements for derivatives, subsequent and interim financial reports.
Recommended CPE credits:
Basic to Intermediate
Type of delivery method:
Final examination expiration date:
The program participant will have one year from the date of purchase to complete the course and final examination.
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