Accounting and audit quality perspective: Fair value measurements and disclosures curriculum gaps

Thomas R. Weirich, Natalie Tatiana Churyk

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The accelerated pace of change in the global economy and capital markets along with the complexity of transactions and financial reporting that involve applying fair value measurements (FVM) is a major third-party user concern. The 2008 financial crisis highlighted risks that investors are exposed to when making FVM-related capital allocations. Accounting estimates often involve subjective assumptions and measurement uncertainty, increasing potential management bias (Choudhary, 2011; Ramanna & Watts, 2012). FVMs are of critical importance to the reliability of the financial statements. Therefore, the purpose of this chapter is to inform educators of the possible need to evaluate their curriculum as to coverage of FVM topics. The support for this evaluation is based on our attempt to: (1) evaluate the extent of reported FVM-related deficiencies with reference to regulatory bodies’ findings of significant deficiencies in FVM; (2) examine the use of FVM specialists; (3) determine if colleges and universities are keeping pace with FVM demands; (4) list the Uniform CPA Examination Blueprint FVM testing areas; and (5) provide curricular FVM topic recommendations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Accounting Education
Subtitle of host publicationTeaching and Curriculum Innovations
PublisherEmerald Group Holdings Ltd.
Number of pages20
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameAdvances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations
ISSN (Print)1085-4622


  • Fair value measurements
  • Fair value measurements curriculum
  • Fair value measurements deficiencies
  • Fair value measurements specialists
  • Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
  • Securities & Exchange Commission


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