Lease Accounting Fundamentals - ASC Topic 842
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Lease Accounting Fundamentals - ASC Topic 842

This course provides a basic understanding of the new lease accounting rules (ASC Topic 842).
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
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  • 2 Supplemental Resources
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What Will I Learn?
  • Discover the new accounting rules pursuant to Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 842, Leases.
  • Explore the accounting for Finance and Operating leases for Lessees.
  • Explore the accounting for Operating, Direct Financing, and Sales-Type leases for Lessors.
  • Discover how to calculate right of use asset, lease liability, interest expense, and amortization of the leased asset.
  • Discover specific examples of lease accounting for both Lessee and Lessor.
  • Discover the concept of straight lining of leases.
  • Recognize the advantages and disadvantages of leasing.
  • Identify the new financial statement disclosures for leases.
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  • Prerequisite: Basic proficiency in US GAAP accounting.

This course provides a basic understanding of the new lease accounting rules pursuant to Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 842, Leases, issued in February 2016. ASC 842 makes substantial changes to the accounting for leases, primarily for the Lessee.

A lease conveys the right to the Lessee to control the use of the identified property, plant, or equipment for a period of time in exchange for consideration to the Lessor. For the Lessee, leases are either Finance leases or Operating leases.  The Lessee will record a right of use asset and lease liability for all leases with a term greater than one year. A Finance lease must meet one of five requirements, four of which are similar to prior capital lease accounting. If a lease is not a Finance lease, it’s an Operating lease. Most leases of equipment will be Finance leases and space leases will be Operating leases. For the Lessor, a lease is either an Operating lease, Direct Financing lease or Sales-Type lease. In general, the accounting for the Lessor has not changed substantially from the prior rules.

Accounting for leases from both the Lessee's and Lessor's perspective will be analyzed as well as lease straight lining, advantages and disadvantages of leasing, financial statement disclosure and the financial impact of the new rules. 

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in Finance Leases.
  • Anyone interested in Lease Accounting.
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Curriculum For This Course
12 Lectures
10 Lectures 01:47:15

Lessor Accounting

Advantages and Disadvantages of Learning

Lease Straight Lining

Financial Statement Disclosure

Financial Impact of New Lease Rules


New Lease Accounting 101 Continuous Play
Supporting Materials
2 Lectures 00:02
Slides: Lease Accounting 101

Lease Accounting 101 Glossary/Index
Review and Test
0 Lectures 00:00

Review Questions: Lease Accounting 101

Review Questions
3 questions

Final Exam: Lease Accounting 101

Final Exam
5 questions
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Prior to forming Paramount, Mr. Ori was Senior Vice President of NRC Realty & Capital Advisors, Chief Investment Officer of Rhodes Group, LLC, a Las Vegas based land and home developer, President and Managing Partner of Rochdale Property Ventures, the real estate investment group of Rochdale Investment Management, a New York based investment management firm, Practice Director of the Chicago Real Estate Advisory Group of BDO Seidman, LLP, a National Accounting and Tax firm, Founder and President of Paramount Securities Corporation, a real estate investment bank and broker dealer, Senior Vice President of Southmark Funding Corporation, the financing subsidiary of Southmark Corporation, a Dallas based Fortune 500 Company, Assistant Vice President Acquisitions of VMS Realty, Inc., a Chicago based real estate investment and syndication firm and Senior Auditor of Laventhol & Horwath, a Chicago based and national CPA firm.

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Executive Program in Financial Mgmt., Finance : Harvard Business School - [2000 to 2000]

MBA-Finance, Finance : Kellstadt Graduate School of Business (at DePaul University ) - [1981 to 1983]

BS-Accounting, Accounting : Southern Illinois University Carbondale - [1973 to 1978]