Balance Sheet: Reporting Stockholder’s Equity
Field of Study:
Stockholders’ equity represents the cumulative net contributions by stockholders plus accumulated earnings less dividends. Stockholders’ equity is synonymous with net worth, or net assets (assets less liabilities). This course discusses generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for reporting stockholder’s equity on the balance sheet. It addresses many of the possible actions, such as issuance of preferred and common stock, treasury stock, dividends, retained earnings appropriations, stock splits, and stock warrants. The course is designed to help you navigate components of stockholders’ equity with specific examples to illustrate the application.
After completing this course you will be able to:
- Recognize components of stockholders’ equity.
- Identify proper accounting procedures for common and preferred stock.
- Recognize how dividends, stock splits, stock warrants, and stock rights affect stockholders’ equity.
- Identify rules for appropriation of retained earnings and acquisition of treasury stock.
Basic to Intermediate
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Recommended CPE credits:
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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