WEBINAR

CECL Methodology: The New Accounting Standard Webinar

CFT Credits: 0.25

CECL standards apply to all banks, savings associations, credit unions and financial institution holding companies, regardless of size that file regulatory reports for which the reporting requirements conform to U.S. GAAP. This program is designed to review the elements and thought process in establishing and maintaining an adequate ALLL level under the new regulatory guidance referred to as CECL.

Webinar Description and Intended Audience

The Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses (“ALLL”), represents one of the most significant estimates in an institution’s financial statements and regulatory reports. It is a major portion of credit administration and is considered a key factor in maintaining a safe and sound financial institution. It is a valuation reserve established and maintained by charges against the bank’s operating income and is estimate of loans that may be uncollectible.

However, users of financial statement issued by financial institution expressed concerns that current United States Generally Acceptable Accounting Principles (GAAP) calculation of the Allowance restricts the ability to record credit losses that are expected, because they do not meet the “probable” threshold. After the economic crisis, various stakeholders requested that accounting standards enhance standards on loan loss provisioning to incorporate forward-looking information. The Financial Accounting Standards Board concluded that the existing approach for determining the impairment of financial assets, based on a “probable” threshold and an “incurred” notion, delayed the recognition of credit losses on loans and resulted in loan loss allowances that were “too little, too late.”

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (FRB), the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) (hereafter, the agencies) issued a Joint Statement on June 17, 2016, called Current Expected Credit Losses (“CECL”), which summarizes key elements of the new accounting standard and providing initial supervisory views with respect to measurement methods, use of vendors, portfolio segmentation, data needs, qualitative adjustments, and allowance processes.

CECL standards apply to all banks, savings associations, credit unions and financial institution holding companies, regardless of size that file regulatory reports for which the reporting requirements conform to U.S. GAAP. This program is designed to review the elements and thought process in establishing and maintaining an adequate ALLL level under the new regulatory guidance referred to as CECL.

Covered Topics:

  • Types of Financial Instruments carried at Amortized Cost affected by CECL and the Financial Instruments Not Affected
  • How CECL Addresses Major Concerns with the Current (“ALLL”) Methodology, which has Proven to be Ineffective in Recognizing Losses on a Timely Basis
  • Effective Dates of CECL Implementation based upon the Type and Size of the Financial Institution
  • How Should an Institution Apply the New Accounting Standard Upon Initial Adoption
  • Acceptable Methods for Estimating Allowance Levels Under CECL?
  • What Can Financial Institutions Do Now to Prepare for the Adoption of CECL
  • Reinforce Concepts with a CECL Case Study

After completing this course, the participant will have an enhanced understanding of the importance of creating and maintaining an adequate Allowance that is legally defensible and insures the bank is operating in a safe and sound environment under the CECL Methodology.

Who Should Attend?

CEO’s, Presidents & Board Members, Credit Administrators, Senior Credit Officers, Loan Review Officers, Compliance Officers, Senior Loan Officers, Commercial/Consumer Loan Officers, Loan Operation Officers, Loan Administrators

Webinar Viewing Options

LIVE WEBINAR:                                              

INCLUDES 7 DAYS OF UNLIMITED ONDEMAND PLAYBACK!  With this option, you will participate in the webinar live, via the internet. You will login to the webinar on your PC to view the PowerPoint presentation, and you have the option of using your PC speakers or a telephone for the audio. You can type and send your questions to the instructor. Many companies are now running their PC through an LCD projector allowing many employees to participate at the same time.  And don’t worry if you miss the webinar, you can still view it for up to seven days after it takes place!

SIX MONTH ONDEMAND VIDEO:

With this option, you will receive an e-mail that contains a link to the PowerPoint slides (to download, print, and copy) as well as a link to the media player where you will view and hear the entire webinar just as it was delivered, featuring the full-color PowerPoint presentation with audio. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind as needed, which makes it a very effective training tool. The OnDemand Video will be available to you (and anyone else in the company) for six months and can be accessed 24/7 as many times as you wish. Delivered via e-mail the day after the webinar takes place.

CD-ROM VIDEO:

If you do not have internet access or want to make the webinar part of your training library, the CD-ROM Recording is a great option for viewing a webinar. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind as needed, which makes it an effective training tool.  With this option, you will receive a download of any applicable handouts and a CD-ROM (featuring the full-color PowerPoint presentation with audio) via regular mail. Mailed 7 to 10 days after the webinar takes place.

IN-HOUSE:                                                        

Webinars can be scheduled and offered exclusively for your company.  They can even be customized to best fit your needs.  To find out more, please complete the in-house request form found in the Schedule and Registration Information section below.

Continuing Education (CE) Credits

This webinar is recommended for 2.5 CE Credit Hours. Each attendee will receive a Certificate of Attendance for self-reporting of CE Credits.

Register Here!

Choose the viewing option that best suits your needs. Live Webinar times are shown as Eastern Time. You can choose to pay by credit card or invoice when you register. CFT Credit will be awarded to the registrant, unless directed otherwise (additional attendees can also receive credit for an additional fee). CFT Webinars are powered by Total Training Solutions!

Webinar DateStart TimeEnd DateEnd TimeViewing Options - See Descriptions AbovePrice
05/30/19Archived Six Month On-Demand Recording$295.00Order
05/30/19Archived CD-ROM Video Recording$345.00Order
AnyIn-HouseRequest