ASPE Training Courses & Seminars for CPA, CGA, CMA and CA professionals

We offer 4 courses in the ASPE category, perfect for the CPA in industry or public practice.

CPA, CGA, CMA and CA professionals earn 8 hours of PD per day of training and receive a PD attestation.

CPA PD ASPE - Advantage Montreal Seminars Inc.


Course 2000: ASPE Update 2018 & New Review Engagement Standard 

  • The New Review Engagement Standard
  • New ASPE Standards Effective in 2018 and 2019
  • New Amalgamation Consolidation Standard
  • AcSB Strategic Plan for Private Companies 2017-2020
  • Process for ASPE Updates
  • New Joint Arrangements Standard
  • New Investments Standard
  • Financial Instruments Proposal
  • 2018 ASPE Projects: Redeemable Preferred Shares & Agriculture
  • 2018 ASPE Improvements
  • Year End Reminders and the Top 3 Issues
  • ASPE Disclosure Checklist
  • Common Deficiencies on ASPE Financial Statements in Review and Compilation Engagements
Consolidated Financial Statements in U.S. GAAp and IFRS - Advantage Montreal Inc.

Course 2001: Consolidated Financial Statements in ASPE 

The FASB and IASB completed the convergence project on Consolidated Financial Statements. Therefore, U.S. GAAP and IFRS now use a converged standard. In addition, ASPE is also using the same standard. Topics include:

  • The New Consolidation Method Called the Acquisition Method Sale of a Subsidiary
  • Accounting fo Non-Controlling Interests
  • Goodwill Accounting
  • Goodwill Impairment Testing by Reporting Unit
  • Accounting for Contingent Considerations and in-Process R&D
  • Accounting for Transaction Costs in a Business Combination
  • Intangible Asset Accounting
  • The Use of Fair Value in consolidations and intangibles
  • Step Acquisitions
  • Sales of a Subsidiary
  • Numerous cases on all the above topics are solved throughout the day
Best Practices for canadian CPAs -Advantage Montreal Seminars Inc.

Course 2003: Fair Value For Accountants

Fair Value in recent years has been both the basis for many new accounting pronouncements in ASPE, IFRS and U.S. GAAP, as well as the focus of regulators. Commonly used as the measurement basis for a wide range of assets and liabilities, the difficulty in estimating fair value ranges from straight-forward to extremely complex and full of judgment.

  • Fair value measurement
  • Typical Valuation Methodologies
  • Fair Value of Financial Assets
  • Fair Value Hierarchy
  • Using Net Asset Value As a Practical Expedient to Fair Value
  • Fair Value of Nonfinancial Assets
  • Fair Value of Liabilities
  • Financial Statement Presentation
ASPE Refresher for Private Entites - Advantage Montreal Seminars Inc.

Course 2010: ASPE Refresher for Private Entities

This course is perfect for the professional who wants to maintain a sound working knowledge of common GAAP topics. The seminar is for those in industry and public practice looking to review the standards that have stayed the same since the overhaul of the CPA Canada Handbook. It covers a variety of accounting and financial reporting issues that are part of ASPE that are not covered in the ASPE course 2000 including:

  • Investments
  • Financial Instruments
  • Future Income Taxes
  • Foreign Exchange Contracts
  • Leases
  • Accounting Changes and Error Analysis
  • Statement of Cash Flows
  • Long-Term Liabilities
  • Foreign Currency Translation
  • Inventory
  • Conceptual Framework