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 Revenue Recognition
Update on latest developments, amendments and EITFs
Revenue Recognition comment letter trends
Revenue Recognition exposure draft and implementation considerations
10:15 10:30 Break
10:30 12:00 Leases
Estimated timing of key milestones and overview of joint project
Significant provisions
Anticipated market reaction by lessors and lessees
Transformation and implementation considerations
12:00 1:00 Lunch
1:00 2:15 Fair Value Accounting
Refresher of terms and concepts
Recent fair value developments
Valuation considerations for non-financial assets
Audit considerations
The future of fair value
2:15 2:25 Break
2:25 3:45 Fraud
Case studies and examples
Key facts and statistics
Detection, Prevention and Response
FCPA: bribery and corruption
3:45 4:00 Break
4:00 5:15 Financial Reporting Roundup
FASB Update: Recently completed standards:
Other Comprehensive Income
Goodwill Impairment
Indefinite-Lived Intangibles Impairment
Accounting for Financial instruments Project Update
Agenda: DAY 2
8:30 10:00 Regulatory Update
Financial Regulatory Reform: Dodd-Frank Act
SEC Enforcement trends
SEC Comment Letter Trends
SEC Staff Review process: heightened demand for disclosures
10:00 10:15 Break
10:15 11:45 Business Combinations
Scope of ASC 805
Recognizing and measuring assets acquired and liabilities assumed
Income tax considerations
Disclosure requirements
11:45 12:45 Lunch
12:45 2:00 SEC Comment Letters
Types of review
Types of comments
Frequent staff comment areas: MD&A, Executive comp, Pro-forma,
Contingencies and commitments, Non-GAAP measures, Investments,
Segments, Related parties, Revenue recognition, Taxes
2:00 2:15 Break
2:15 3:30 SOX & Internal Control Update
Past issues and emerging trends
Adverse opinions and internal controls issues
Exploring restatements
PCAOB Standards: what's new
3:30 4:30 Consolidations
Evaluation "power to direct"
Performing the consolidation analysis
Considerations for investment companies

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)


Santa Clara, CA

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