Topic 842 – Implementing Leases Workshop



Topic 842 – Implementing Leases Workshop

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This course offers an in-depth look at the new leases standard (ASC 842), which requires organizations to recognize lease assets and liabilities on the balance sheet. This comprehensive course will cover recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure requirements as well as focus the proper identification of a lease using a principles-based approach. We will discuss implementation requirements from both the lessee and lessor accounting models. In addition, we explore a variety of scenarios including short-term leases, purchase options, variable lease payments, and remeasurement. This case-based course is up-to-date, exploring recently issued amendments to the lease accounting guidance and offering practical journal entry examples and lessons learned from implementation.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives

  • Define a lease uner the new leases standard
  • Apply recognistion and measurement requirements of the new leases standard 
  • Describe the presentation and disclosure reuirements of the new leases standard
  • Prepare journal entries necessary to account for leases as both a lessee and a lessor

Major Subjects

  • Accounting
  • New leases standard (ASC 842)

Melisa Galasso is the founder and CEO of Galasso Learning Solutions LLC. A CPA with nearly 20 years of experience in the accounting profession, Melisa designs and facilitates courses in advanced technical acconting and auditing topics, including not-for-profit and governmental accounting. She also supports essential professional development, audit level training, and train the trainer efforts. Melisa is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and has earned the Association for Talent Development Master Trainer™ designation. Her passion for instructional design and adult learning techniques is one of the differentiators that set her apart from other CPE providers. Within the industry, Melisa serves on the FASB’s Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee (NAC), AICPA Council, and the VSCPA’s Board of Directors. She previously served on the AICPA’s Technical Issues Committee (TIC) and is a past-Chair of the NCACPA’s A&A committee. Melisa also authors the AICPA’s State and Local Government Guide and serves as a SME for the Center for Plain English Accounting.



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