Accounting for Stock Options & Equity Compensation Plans


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How are stock options valued under GAAP?

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1. Which of these is a feature of stock options awarded to employees?

2. What is the vesting date of stock options?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your knowledge of accounting for stock options and equity compensation plans with this multiple-choice quiz and worksheet. You should be able to recall a feature of employee stock options, among other details.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • How stock options are valued under GAAP
  • Features of stock options awarded to employees
  • When stock options are vested
  • The credit journal entry to additional paid-in capital
  • Stock appreciation rights granted to an employee

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use what you've learned to make connections between stock options and GAAP
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about the vesting date of stock options and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about stock appreciation rights

Additional Learning

Continue learning about this topic with the lesson titled Accounting for Stock Options & Equity Compensation Plans. Here are examples of the information you'll find in this lesson:

  • Important dates for stock options
  • An explanation of debits and credits
  • Exercising options