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The CPA's Role in Buying or Selling a Business Logo aicpa

  Free |   AICPA |   22 Sep 2016 |   AICPA Store

Become the key adviser to a client or employer who's buying or selling a business. Your advice will impact your client for years to come! Lead the team of advisers with a keen overview of the transaction in addition to specific tax and accounting technical advice. Buying and selling a business involves more than calculating a transaction gain or loss - it must be valued, due diligence must be conducted, and various stakeholders will be impacted.

Topics Discussed

  • Transaction basics
  • Due diligence
  • Asset versus stock based transactions
  • Transaction terms
  • Buyer and seller best practices

When you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Recognize the team of advisers involved with the transaction
  • Recall key points related to due diligence procedures and transaction documentation
  • Analyze the three principle approaches to valuation of a business
  • Identify key buyer groups and the impact of a sale on them
  • Determine compensation alternatives for individual buyers and sellers
Topics covered:
  • Tax: Technical: C corporation income taxation : Formation, liquidation & reorganization, Intermediate