GTM Training Institute

Live Online ASC 740 Tax Provision Fundamentals Training

Practical training designed to build in-house tax department staff competency on the job

Next Session Starts

March 28, 2024


1 Course
14 Classes Every Other Week
75 Minutes Each
21 CPEs

Program Fee

$3,000 USD
Discounts available for multiple participants.

Corporate Tax Provision Fundamentals - ASC 740

Through our 25+ years of working with corporate tax departments of all sizes, GTM has developed the GTM Training Institute to build unique online training programs that fit the busy pace of corporate tax and finance professionals. By popular demand, we have expanded upon the ASC 740 content available in our income tax compliance and tax provision program to focus this course on the entire tax provision process and its financial reporting interdependencies.

What makes this training unique is the paced nature of the program (classes held every other week), live office hours with instructors on alternating weeks, and special guest lecturers who are expert practitioners that impart real-world scenarios and time-tested wisdom into the material. Online and instructor-led, access to program content is flexible and available through multiple devices, allowing working tax professionals to easily manage schedules and learn remotely. Our learning platform allows participants to connect and collaborate with peers and interact with instructors through Q&As and office hours. Step by step, the tax provision process is finally demystified. 

Program Classes

Participants are introduced to the structure of the program, including an overview of typical tax department functions and the case study entities that will be referenced throughout the program.

Instructors share a high-level overview of U.S. federal tax law as well as U.S. federal tax compliance procedures. Participants are introduced to book-tax differences and the important distinction between permanent and temporary differences.

This class highlights the interactions and overlaps of compliance and provision functions. Topics include return-to-provision reconciliation and a basic overview of the calculation of the current tax expense/benefit.

This class provides an overall understanding of the importance of tax accounting and the basic mechanics of the process. The calculation of deferred tax expense and the corresponding balance sheet accounts are introduced.

This class explains the mechanics and importance of preparing a tax payable rollforward and proof. Instructors explain why this process is important to the ultimate booking of the tax provision.

Participants learn what a tax basis balance sheet is, why it is prepared, and how it can help support deferred tax positions. Examples are provided to help illustrate how to interpret the balances.

This class defines valuation allowance and explains how to determine when one is necessary. Examples of the types of evidence used to determine the necessity of allowances are provided.

In this class, participants learn how the tax accounting process differs on the interim quarters versus the year-end process. The importance of identifying discrete items is emphasized.

This class brings together the components into the provision journal entry. This class also looks at some of the more complicated topics businesses often encounter. Included is a discussion of the tax accounting consequences of stock-based compensation, how and when to book audit adjustments, and issues to keep in mind with respect to executive compensation.

This class discusses the permanent reinvestment assertion, including what to consider when making the assertion; how to document the facts supporting the assertion; and the impact the assertion has on the tax provision. Local tax provisions are also covered, along with the implications that key US international tax provisions have on the financial statements.

This class explains the differences between taxable versus non-taxable acquisitions, and the steps a tax department must take to properly account for business combinations.

In this class, participants are introduced to how tax accounting is presented on financial statements, including any necessary footnotes and disclosures. Examples from actual filings are covered including rate reconciliations.

Participants are introduced to additional concepts that are presented in the financial statements, as well as to other reports generated for various presentations, such as investor calls. Included in this class is a discussion of Uncertain Tax Positions. Participants are also introduced to best practices when interacting with internal as well as external auditors. The history of Sarbanes-Oxley is part of the discussion.

This class highlights some of the recent changes in the tax accounting and compliance areas and introduces best practices for keeping abreast of changes in a timely manner.

Who is this program for?

  • Finance professionals seeking a better understanding of tax reporting.
  • Early career tax team members.
  • In-house tax professionals that are expanding into ASC 740 income tax provision responsibilities.

Program Faculty

Frank Nieves

Practice Leader, GTM Training Institute

With nearly 25 years of experience in the field, Frank has honed his expertise in addressing tax, accounting, reporting, and compliance matters for multinational corporations of all sizes. Frank has led GTM’s internal training and competency development initiatives for more than a decade, with an emphasis on process improvement and the goal of building the capabilities of GTM’s own personnel. Leveraging this training framework, Frank serves as the practice leader of GTM’s Training Institute, responsible for bringing this innovative program to market for the benefit of in-house tax personnel. He is a member of the AICPA, PICPA, and Financial Manager’s Society. Prior to joining GTM, Frank spent his career with KPMG as a Senior Tax Manager.

Joanne Tempone

Curriculum Developer & Lead Instructor, GTM Training Institute

As a former tax executive with more than 40 years of experience, Joanne understands the capabilities needed to operate tax departments of all sizes. She has led tax departments across a variety of industries, including healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Her specialties include income tax compliance, accounting method changes, and tax controversy, among other tax functions. Leveraging the full library of GTM’s training content, Joanne is responsible for designing course content that provides a practical approach to understanding the essential components required to thrive in an ever-evolving tax department environment. She is an adjunct professor at Widener University and Montgomery County Community College in Pennsylvania. Joanne has also served as a Chair of the Federal International and Tax Accounting Committee of TEI Philadelphia, where she led the Chapter’s training and development initiatives. Prior to joining GTM, Joanne worked with TEVA, Universal Health Services (UHS), and Fidelity Mutual Life Insurance, where she provided tax department leadership and direction to the team.

Program Testimonials

CPE Credit

Program participants will earn 1.5 CPE credits for every class they attend live. A total of 21 CPE credits are available to participants that attend the entire program live.

Global Tax Management, Inc. 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: www.nasbaregistry.org.

How to Register

Click below to submit your interest in registration. A program ambassador will follow up with you to discuss next session availability, how many participants you wish to register, and to process your registration.

Have Questions? Contact Us!

For questions regarding the program, including registration, contact Frank Nieves, Training Practice Leader, at (484) 395-4048.

Program Q & A

Program participants will earn 1.5 CPE credit for every class they attend live. A total of 21 CPE credits are available to participants who attend the entire program live.

Upon successful completion of each live class attended within the program, GTM Training Institute provides a verified digital certificate of completion granting CPE credit in accordance with NASBA standards.

All classes will be recorded and available to registrants for viewing at their convenience. If you miss a live class, you will not be able to get CPE credit for that class. CPE credit is only issued when you participate in a live class.

After successful completion of the program, a digital certificate from GTM Training Institute will be emailed to you in the name you used when registering for the program.

Yes, discounts are available for two or more participants registering for the same session from your organization. Terms and conditions apply. For more information, speak with a GTM program ambassador.

Once an organization expresses interest in enrolling one or more participants, a Services Agreement will be issued. When the signed agreement is returned, an invoice will be issued. 

Yes, credit card payment is accepted. You can indicate your preference to pay by credit card in the additional comments field of the registration form.

For the participant who enrolls in a program of study but discontinues attendance prior to completion of the program, the refund of any fees paid will be refunded as follows:

  • Up to 2 classes conducted: 100% refund
  • Between 3 and 4 classes conducted: 50% refund
  • 5 or more classes conducted: 0% refund