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Inside Bank Accounting Practices

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Inside Bank Accounting Practices guides you through how banks account for and report their complex operating results - from balance sheet management techniques to derivatives and hedging. The lectures and case studies of Inside Bank Accounting Practices provide you with both the theoretical background and the real-world context you need to:

  • Identify questions in bank accounting and analysis that arise from management discretion in reporting and disclosure
  • Understand amortized cost accounting vs. fair value accounting and how it affects a bank's exposure
  • Know the accounting rules and disclosures associated with the reporting of a bank's credit risks
  • Analyze the fair value accounting and disclosures for financial instruments, investment securities, mortgages and other servicing rights
  • Understand the accounting for derivatives and hedging, and how banks use derivatives to mitigate risk


This program presumes familiarity with basic accounting and finance concepts, as well as a working knowledge of bank financial statements. Pre-program reading will be assigned prior to the seminar to ensure an interactive and successful learning experience.


Gauri Bhat
Southern Methodist University
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Steven Wagner
Crowe Horwath, LLP

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Who Attends?

  • Investment banking analysts and associates
  • Equity and fixed income analysts
  • Corporate finance, treasury and financial management professionals at banking institutions
  • Regulatory professionals
  • Accounting and consulting associates who advise bank clients

What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellations for this program are eligible for a full refund, less a $150.00 administrative fee, if received at least 15 business days prior to the start of the program. Cancellations received after that date but at least 5 business days prior to the start of the program receive a credit in the amount of the registration fee, less a $150.00 administrative fee, to attend another Knowledge Center program within 13 months. Cancellations received fewer than 5 business days prior to the start of the program are not eligible for a refund or credit. 

Attendee substitutions from the same company may be made at any time.

In the event of a cancellation from a group discount, refunds or credits are issued beginning with the most heavily discounted price, minus a $150.00 administration fee.

"No shows" - or those who cancel within 15 days of the program - and have registered under the Invoice option, remain liable for the full program fee.

The Knowledge Center reserves the right to cancel/change programs, content, speakers or venue at any time. The Knowledge Center reserves the right to make portions of the program registration information available to program sponsors. The Knowledge Center will not be held liable for any costs incurred by registrant due to individual registration cancellation. In the event that a seminar is cancelled due to inclement weather, faculty cancellation or force majeure, the Knowledge Center will refund the registrant's tuition in full, however the Knowledge Center will not be liable for incidental or consequential out of pocket expenses incurred by the registrant. If you have questions regarding SNL Knowledge Center's refund, complaint or program cancellation policy, please call us at (434) 951-7786.

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Continuing Education Credits

14.5 Hours of Continuing Education Credit
As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program, SNL Knowledge Center has determined that this program qualifies for 14.5 credit hour(s). If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE tracking tool.
17 Hours of CPE Credit
Participants who complete this program qualify for 17 hours of CPE credit (Specialized Knowledge and Applications). Program Level: Intermediate. Delivery Method: Group-Live. Knowledge Center is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: