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:

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Agenda: DAY 1
8:00 8:45 Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:45 10:15 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
10:15 10:30 Break
10:30 12:00 SEC Recent Developments
Political, structural and policy changes
The SEC's new Fraud Initiative
Dodd-Frank rule-making
International convergence
12:00 1:00 Lunch
1:00 2:15 Internal Controls Update: new COSO Guidance
2013 Framework and guidance
Risk assessment and transition
Internal control hot topics and marketplace discussion
2:15 2:25 Break
2:25 3:45 Business Combinations
Recognizing and measuring assets acquired and liabilities assumed
Income tax considerations
Disclosure requirements
3:45 4:00 Break
4:00 5:15 Tax Update
Research and Development Credit
Orphan Drug Credit
Medical Device Excise Tax
Tangible Propert Regulation and Tax Fixed Assets
Tax Accounting Method Services
Agenda: DAY 2
8:30 10:00 Earnings Management vs. Managing Earnings...
Understanding the differences
Illustrative hypotheticals
SEC SAB No. 99 - Materiality
Related disclosure requirements
10:00 10:15 Break
10:15 11:45 Valuation Update
Fair Value Refresher
M&A/Partnership Fair Value Topics
Valuation Models
Evolving Best Practices
11:45 12:45 Lunch
12:45 2:15 Inside the Mind of the Auditor by David Katz, Deputy Editor, CFO Publications
PCAOB's revamping of the auditor's report
Considerations on audit rotation
Impact on corporates
2:15 2:30 Break
2:30 4:00 Enforcement and Regulatory Panel
Past issues and emerging trends
Data analytics
Recent SEC cases
What to do when you have an issue

Conference series speakers include:

George Sommer, Deloitte & Touche
Senior Manager

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

Hank Galligan, BDO
Practice Office Accounting Director

Pat Noone, US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Senior Enforcement Accountant

Matt Jacques, AlixPartners LLP

Luke Cadigan, K&L Gates

David Katz, CFO Publications
Deputy Editor

Frank Markey, Duff & Phelps

Shital Gandhi, Duff & Phelps

Carol Palmer Winig, Ernst & Young
Partner in Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice

Poonam Maharjan, Ernst & Young
Senior Manager in Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice

Josh Lanouette, Ernst & Young
Senior in Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice

Carl Hatfield, Protiviti

Kristin Forester, Protiviti
Senior Manager

Zara Muradali, KPMG
Tax Partner

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