CPE Self-Study

Buying and Selling a Business - The CPA's Role

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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!

In this CPE course, learn how to 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

Learning Objectives

When you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Recall the steps in a business acquisition
  • 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

Prerequisite: Experience in business taxation

Advance Preparation: None

About the Authors

Glenn Gines, CPA, MBT

About the Publisher


About the AICPA The American Institute of CPAs is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 412,000 members in 144 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation, which sets a new standard for global recognition of management accounting.