Basic A&A Seminar
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
11:00 AM EST / 10:00 AM CST / 09:00 AM MST / 08:00 AM PST
This 4-hour, 4-CPE credit course, is designed for new hires and other employe es of cooperatives and firms serving cooperatives that can benefit from training in the unique nature of cooperatives.
Introduction to Cooperatives – Donald Frederick (11:00 am – 12:00 pm)
During this presentation we explain the foundation for doing business on a cooperative basis, with special emphasis on the owner-customer role of a co-op’s members. We discuss the rich history of cooperatives in America, the many types of cooperatives in our communities, and conclude with an examination of the benefits of having businesses operate as cooperatives.
Equity Management & Inter-Cooperative Investments – Phil Miller (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
The course discusses the various types of Cooperative Equity and introduces the concepts of Equity Redemption. It discusses the Components of Inter-Cooperative Investments and why Co-ops so often invest in each other. It covers Balance Sheet and Income Statement Presentation, Timing and Recognition issues, Footnote Disclosures, and Impairment Questions related specifically to Inter-Cooperative Investments.
Lunch (1:00 pm – 1:30 pm)
The audio portion of the CLN will be suspended during this time.
Basic Cooperative Taxation – Donald Frederick (1:30 pm – 2:30 pm)
During this session we discuss the unique Federal income tax treatment of cooperatives. We focus on how tax law supports equity accumulation by cooperatives, particularly the patronage refund. We conclude by providing a set of tools to facilitate tax planning by cooperatives and their professional advisers.
Co-op GAAP – Phil Miller (2:30 pm – 3:30 pm)
The course discusses how all GAAP is applicable to co-ops, but also how some GAAP applies specifically to only co-ops. We will discuss the two single pieces of GAAP that form the basis for Co-op GAAP, plus one piece of GAAP that applies to electric co-ops. We will discuss how NSAC has contributed to the body of Co-op GAAP over the years and will finish with a discussion of the new FASB Codification and how Co-op GAAP is contained within the Codification.