Free SEC training courses for U.S. based companies
Accounting Research Manager subscribers* receive free access to CCH's web-based SEC training courses. As you may know, Accounting Research Manager was the first Internet database of comprehensive accounting and SEC literature. Sorry, Accounting Research Manager trial users will only be able to access upon subscribing to Accounting Research Manager.
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Periodic and Current ReportsDetermine content required for Forms 10-K, 10-Q, and 8-K and prepare a calendar of annual and quarterly reporting requirements.
Annual Reports and Proxy Statements Understand the annual report, proxy statement, and information statement requirements. Also, learn the relationship between these reports and the annual shareholder's meeting.
Form S-3 Registration StatementsBecome familiar with nonfinancial disclosures in a "typical" non-first time offering. Also, learn about cap tables, ratio of earnings to fixed changes, pro-forma, selected financial data, and use of proceeds.
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Become familiar with nonfinancial disclosures in a "typical" non-first time offering. Also, learn about cap tables, ratio of earnings to fixed changes, pro-forma, selected financial data, and use of proceeds.
What you’ll learn
How to compare and contrast the various forms available for non-IPO registrations and how to prepare the non-financial disclosures (other than the MD&A) for a Form S-3 registration statement.
What you'll do
In this course, you will:
Identify requirements for registration forms S-1, S-2, S-3 and S-4.
Learn and apply the rules governing the Use of Proceeds section.
Complete a capitalization table.
Compute ratio of earnings to fixed charges.
Prepare pro-forma financial information for the selected financial data.