Financial Accounting & Reporting
Update Conference

We are seeing an unprecedented level of major accounting changes from US and international standard-setters. This conference will address the latest developments in key areas. The format of pairing panelists from industry and public accounting is designed to give a fuller perspective.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the latest accounting changes in key areas
  • Recognize the timelines and key factors
  • Begin to assess the effects of these standards on your company or clients

Registration Information:

Cost $995.
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Agenda: DAY 1
8:00 8:45 Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:45 10:15 Financial Accounting Update
FASB & IASB Convergence projects
Lease accounting
Financial instruments
Other FASB projects
SEC accounting update
10:15 10:30 Break
10:30 12:00 Revenue Recognition
Key provisions of new standard
Considerations and illustrative examples
for collectibility, contingent revenue,
sales to distributors, performance obligations
over time, elimination of VSOE for software
transactions, use of residual approach, term
licenses, time value of money, disclosure
12:00 1:00 Lunch
1:00 2:15 Megatrends
Demographic and social change
Shift in economic power
Rapid urbanization, climate change and resource scarcity
Technological breakthroughs
2:15 2:25 Break
2:25 3:45 Accounting for Stock-based Compensation
10 years later but still full of complex nuances
Impact on corporate income tax accounting
Calculation of earning per share
Presentation of cash flow statement
3:45 4:00 Break
4:00 5:15 SEC Reporting: What Would/Should You Do?
Common dilemmas and misconceptions
Illustrative interactive scenarios
Tips & best practices
Agenda: DAY 2
8:30 10:00 SEC Reporting: Opportunities for Time & Cost Savings
SEC's Integrated Disclosure Systems
Materiality considerations
Tips & best practices
10:00 10:15 Break
10:15 11:45 SOX & Internal Controls Update
Impact of new revenue recognition standard
Continuing developments of COSO 2013
Case study discussion
Survey results
11:45 12:45 Lunch
12:45 2:00 Legal Update
Dodd Frank progress report
SEC Enforcement trends
Other regulatory developments
2:00 2:15 Break
2:15 3:30 Fraud Case Studies
Past issues and emerging trends
Trends in detection including analytics
Corruption and bribery
3:30 4:30 Tax Update for Corporate Accountants
Legislative overview
Tax law changes

Conference series speakers include:

Eliza Preoteasa, Deloitte & Touche
Senior Manager

John Benedetti, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Director in Transaction Services Group

Renee Bomchill, Deloitte & Touche
Partner in Financial Accounting & Reporting Services Practice

Ron Kiima, Kiima Inc.
Former SEC Assistant Chief Accountant now President of Kiima Inc. a private consulting firm specializing in SEC, corporate governance and risk management

Andreas Chrysostomou, Duff & Phelps
Managing Director—part of the Valuation Advisory Services business unit

Steve DiPietro, Deloitte & Touche
Finance and IFRS Program Management Office leader for New England

Jonathan Feig, Ernst & Young
Partner in Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice

Hank Galligan, BDO
Practice Office Accounting Director

Steve Koltun, McGladrey & Pullen
Assurance Services Partner

Mary Hansen, US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Assistant Regional Director

Scott Hickson, Ernst & Young
Senior Manager in National Office with primary emphasis of revenue recognition

Paige Kuroyama, McGladrey & Pullen
Director in the Western Regional Professional Practice Office

Josh Leonard, Deloitte & Touche
Partner in Financial Advisory Services LLP's Lease Advisory practice

Chris Lohin, SAP America
Senior Finance Director

David Lynn, Morrison Foerster
Partner and former SEC Chief Counsel

Francis Markey, Duff & Phelps
Director, Valuation Services

Jamie Mayer, Grant Thornton
Executive Director in Accounting Principles Consulting Group (former FASB practice fellow)

Jonathan Nus, Standard & Poor's Rating Service
Director with focus on how financial statement information is analyzed

R. Daniel O'Connor, Ropes & Gray
Partner focusing on SEC Enforcement matters, internal investigations and related trial work.

Amanda Spindler, MillerCoors
Treasury Manager

Sarah Rich, SunTrust Banks, Inc.,
Accounting Consultations Group with particular emphasis on financial instruments

Mark Sitlinger, Ally Financial (formerly GMAC)
Director of Accounting Policy

Chris Whitley, PwC
Partner in PwC's Accounting & Financial Reporting team in the Transaction Services business unit

Peter Wilm, Deloitte & Touche
Partner in Financial Accounting & Reporting Services Group (former Executive VP at MBNA America Bank and Professional Accounting Fellow at the OCC)


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