Course Information

Course No:  643521

Course Name:  Time Value of Money : Useful Applications

Field of Study:    Finance

Course Description:  

CPAs must have a working knowledge of future value and present value concepts because of their application to numerous types of business events and transactions that require proper valuation and presentation. Time value of money is also a critical consideration in financial and investment decisions. For example, compound interest calculations are needed to determine future sums of money resulting from an investment. Discounting is used to evaluate the future cash flow associated with capital budgeting projects. This course aims at presenting the time value tools and techniques that are necessary for fair value measurements and for various financial decisions.

Learning objectives: After completing this section, you should be able to:

  • Identify how the time value of money is relevant and accounting situations where it is used.
  • Distinguish between future value and present value concepts.
  • Calculate present values and future values.
  • Apply present value and future value measurement to annuities.
  • Recognize the reason a firm should determine Net Present Value, and define the cost of capital.

Course Material: Online Material

Program level: Overview

Prerequisites: Basic Accounting and Math

Advance preparation: None

Type of delivery method: QAS Self-study

Recommended CPE credits:   3.0

Final examination expiration date:   The program participant will have one year from the date of purchase to complete the course and final examination.