Accounting for International Operations

Organization: Accounting Conferences and Seminars

Venue: Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

Location: Santa Clara, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Dec 08, 2015 / 8:00 am - (PST) End Date/Time: Dec 09, 2015 / 5:00 pm - (PST)
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HYATT SANTA CLARA ACCOUNTING FOR INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS There are many considerations in accounting for international operations. From financial accounting to treasury to tax to operations to fraud and internal controls, this conference will delve into the key issues. You'll hear from your colleagues in industry and experts from the Big Four. LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  • Understand the key issues in accounting for international operations
  • Recognize the factors for success
  • Begin to assess the effects of key issues on your company or clients

Cost $795 if you register 45 days in advance (regular price $995)  We have a block of rooms available at $279 per night.  Register any one of three ways: 1. Register online using a credit card and click the orange button 2. Register by phone at (610) 789-3110  3. Email your contact info to be invoiced to   

AGENDA: DAY 1 8:00 8:45 Continental Breakfast and Registration 8:45 10:15 IFRS & U.S. GAAP Update Overview of accounting standards and where we are going Remaining differences between U.S. GAAP & IFRS IASB Technical Project Update FASB Technical Project update 10:15 10:30 Break 10:30 12:00 FX Accounting Accounting for Foreign Currency Transactions Intercompany transactions Practical example of a headging transaction 12:00 1:00 Lunch 1:00 2:15 Industry Panel Discussion The format of this session will allow three industry panelists to introduce themselves, their companies and briefly discuss recent international accounting issues they've encountered.  The remaining time will be discussion and Q&A with the group. 2:15 2:25 Break 2:25 3:45 Setting Up & Managing International Operations Legal Issues Finance Transactions Resources for U.S. businesses including transactional services Letters of credit and trade credit insurance Foreign law compliance 3:45 4:00 Break 4:00 5:20 Fraud and FCPA Issues Fraud trends Discussion of recent cases Anti-fraud programs AGENDA: DAY 2 8:30 10:00 International Tax Issues Taxation of U.S. corporations Taxation of foreign corporations ASC 740 - Accounting for Income Taxes Owning and operating foreign disredarded entities, foreign partnerships and foreign corporations Proposed/Upcoming Regulations 10:00 10:15 Break 10:15 11:45 Consolidation Procedures Accounting for intercorporate investments Consolidating for foreign subs Case studies 11:45 12:45 Lunch 12:45 2:15 International M&A, Valuation and Due Diligence Issues Understanding local valuation issues and unique requirements Post-close issues (accounting, tax and cultural) Deal structure How to finance the transactions 2:15 2:30 Break 2:30 3:30 Treasury and Cash Management Best Practices  Structuring a solid cash management system International cash and liquidity 3:30 4:30 SOX & Internal Controls for Foreign Operations New COSO guidance International issues Conference series speakers include: Cody Smith, Radius Director of Advisory Services John Benedetti, PricewaterhouseCoopers Director in Transaction Services Group Usha Francis, Deloitte & Touche Senior Manager 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  Mark Webster, Treasury Alliance Group LLC Partner and former head of the Treasury Management Consulting Practice at Coopers & Lybrand 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



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