Accounting Update for Tech Companies

Organization: Accounting Conferences and Seminars

Venue: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center

Location: Austin, Texas, United States

Event Date/Time: May 19, 2015 / 8:45 pm - (EST) End Date/Time: May 20, 2015 / 4:30 pm - (EST)
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AT&T EXECUTIVE EDUCATION & CONFERENCE CENTER  ON THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS ACCOUNTING FOR TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES UPDATE CONFERENCE From the latest developments in revenue recognition, leasing and regulatory reform to industry comment Letter trends, this conference will address the latest developments in key areas. You'll hear from experts at Deloitte, PwC, Ernst & Young, KPMG Latham & Watkins, analysts and your industry counterparts. LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  • Understand the latest accounting changes in key areas
  • Recognize the related timelines and key factors
  • Begin to assess the effects of these standards on your company or clients

Cost $795 if you register 45 days in advance (regular price $995) We have a block of discounted rooms available at $209 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 Current Topics in Revenue Recognition Latest application examples of ASC 605-25 (multiple deliverables) Impact of ASU 2009-13 (ammendment to 605-25) Up-front services in hosting arrangements Extended warranty - FTB 90-1 scoped out Reseller/distributor challenges - sell in vs. sell through Contingent revenue 10:15 10:30 Break 10:30 12:00 Revenue Recognition: Case studies and Specific Examples from new standard FASB/IASB Exposure Draft: Revenue from Contracts with Customers Key concepts and model steps Implementation guidance Collectibility, contingent revenue, sales to distributors, performance obligations over time, Elimination of VSOE requirement for software transactions, Use of the residual approach, Term licenses, Time value of money, Disclosure implications 12:00 1:00 Lunch 1:00 2:15 SEC Update Political, structural and policy changes The SEC's New Fraud Initiative Dodd-Frank rule-making 2:15 2:30 Break 2:30 3:45 M&A Trends and Valuation Issues Vie of deal-driving trends Deals by sector Purchase price allocation considerations  Review of fair value under ASC 820 ASC 805 application  Intangible asset valuation considerations 3:45 4:00 Break 4:00 5:20 Emerging Trends in Finance and Accounting for Tech Companies Process Capabilities: Financial Analysis Emerging Issues Technical Capabilities AGENDA: DAY 2 8:30 10:00 Technical Accounting Update Accounting for Stock-Based Comp Revenue Sharing Financial Accounting Update Equity and Liability Classified Awards Modifications, Disclosures, Examples...> 10:00 10:15 Break 10:15 11:45 Earnings Management vs. Managing Earnings Opening Thoughts Case Studies Materiality revisited Related SEC Positions Inappropriate EM 11:45 12:45 Lunch 12:45 2:15 SEC Enforcement Overview of Trends Living through an investigation - allegation to remediation Company's response Dynamics of an internal investigation Restatement - the Dreaded do over Resolution and remedial measures 2:15 2:30 Break 2:30 3:30 Tax Update R&D Tax Credit Tangible Property Regulation and Tax Fixed Assets Tax Accounting Methods Services 3:30 4:30 SEC Comment Letters SEC Staff review process Types of reviews Frequent comment areas including examples: Quantification of reasons and factors, Lack of specificity to the Company's business and operations, Inconsistency within filing or earning release, Lack of clarity in disclosures, non-compliance with GAAP Technology Accounting Speaker Snapshot Conference speakers include: Joe Talley, Deloitte & Touche, Partner and Software Group leader for the Silicon Valley Technology Industry practice.  Joe specializes in serving emerging publicly-held and venture-backed software companies. Joe has more than 25 years of private sector, audit, and consulting experience in several industries including technology and manufacturing. Joe's experience includes successfully assisting numerous companies with initial and secondary public offerings, '34 Act filings, and spin-offs and divestitures, as well as responding to SEC comments. Joe consults with his clients on revenue recognition policies, strategic relationships, and other transactions. His clients have ranged from start-ups to multi-billion dollar companies. Trang Hoang, Deloitte & Touche, Partner Ryan Reid, Deloitte & Touche, Senior Manager Rebecca Morrow, Deloitte & Touche, Director Dukkyung Ma, Deloitte & Touche, Manager Ronald Kiima, Kiima Inc., *Former SEC Assistant Chief Accountant Liesl Nebel, Intel, Accounting Policy Controller Eric Domagalski, Symantec, Global Revenue Advisory Director Marcus Wong, Ernst & Young, Senior Manager in Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services Grant Casner, Deloitte & Touche, Senior Manager Jim French, PwC, Partner More Speakers to be added..



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