The construction industry is one of the most unique when it comes to being in compliance with the various accounting standards. This course examines the core knowledge necessary to succeed and the key issues impacting construction accounting. Find out what other new developments may mean for you, your company, or your clients. In addition, this course explores the relationship between the contractor and the surety. With construction comprising such a large portion of the economy and always growing, it is more important than ever for you to be on top of the very latest in accounting changes for the construction industry.
Note: This course does not address FASB ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, or FASB ASC 842, Leases.
- Recall key considerations regarding the construction industry and the players who take part.
- Identify key concepts related up-to-date GAAP accounting methods applicable to construction contractors.
- Recall the key portions of construction contractor financial statements.
- Understand what a surety is and how they assist in the overall construction process.
- Types of contractors
- Non-revenue GAAP accounting for contractors
- Contractor financial statements
- Sureties and their place in the construction relationship
Bruce Shepard, CPA Las Vegas, Nevada Bruce Shepard was most recently an assistant professor of accounting at George Fox University and an adjunct professor of accounting at the University of Oregon, prior to becoming an instructor for the AICPA in 2012.
From 2006-2010, Mr. Shepard was the Chief Financial Officer of Las Vegas Gaming, Inc. in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he had full management responsibility for all financial affairs, daily business operations, administration and human resources.
From 1985-2006, Mr. Shepard was in charge of the Middle Market Practice for PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in Portland, Oregon, where he served as an Assurance Partner from 1989-2006 focusing on providing proactive business advisory services to fast-growing companies. At PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, Mr. Shepard spearheaded over 100 acquisitions and divestitures by leading in the financial structuring and negotiations. He worked with clients to develop strategic plans for short-term and long-term growth. He assisted both start-up companies and beyond start-up companies with attaining their needed growth capital.
Mr. Shepard wrote an article, Financing Entrepreneurs, in 1999 for the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Shepard was awarded "Beta Alpha Psi Professional of the Year" in 2006 for sustained involvement with the University of Oregon.