Debt Accounting Update - Applying ASU 2020-06 and Other Challenges in Accounting for Debt

  • Thursday, October 14, 2021

    2:00pm – 4:00pm
  • 2.00

From its classification to the accounting for its issuance and conversion, accounting for issued debt can be very complex and is a frequent source of both financial statement restatements and peer review comments. To address this complexity, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-06, which, while simplifying the accounting models for convertible debt, nonetheless retains 3 models for convertible debt. Further, careful analysis is required to determine the classification of debt between short- and long-term, especially when a company violates a debt covenant as well as to account for modifications to debt arrangements.

This course reviews the changes in debt accounting with the issuance of ASU No. 2020-06, detailing the three remaining models for convertible debt. It will also review the classification of debt in a variety of fact patterns and address how to differentiate between debt modifications and extinguishments.


  • Recall the current accounting models, and their criteria for convertible debt
  • Identify how ASU 2020-06 simplifies the accounting for convertible debt
  • Comprehend the nuances of classifying debt between current and noncurrent
  • Recall how to account for amendments to debt arrangements


  • The existing accounting models for convertible debt
  • What changes in accounting for convertible debt with the issuance of ASU No. 2020-06
  • Debt classification issues
  • Accounting for amendments to debt agreements

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Accounting and auditing practitioners at all levels who deal with debt accounting issues



Advanced Preparation



2.00 Accounting


Experience in accounting and attestation

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