Accounting Update for Tech Companies

Organization: Accounting Conferences and Seminars

Venue: Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

Location: Santa Clara, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 29, 2015 / 8:00 am - (PST) End Date/Time: Sep 30, 2015 / 5:00 pm - (PST)
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HYATT SANTA CLARA 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 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 10:30 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 10:30 10:45 Break 10:45 12:00 Accounting for SAAS Current U.S. GAAP: Software or Service SAAS arrangements with multiple elements Recognition of SAAS Service Arrangements  Accounting for certain costs in SAAS arrangements  SAAS under the new revenue recognition standard 12:00 1:00 Lunch 1:00 2:45 SEC Recent Developments: An Overview SEC's Fraudulent Financial Reporting Initiatives SEC's Dodd-Frank Rule-Making SEC's Revisiting of its Financial Reporting Framework 2:45 3:00 Break 3:00 4:15 Purchase price allocation considerations In-process research and developments considerations Goodwill impairment - qualitative test M&A update and current trends Approaches to value 4:15 4:30 Break 4:30 5:30 Cybersecurity Why has it become a white hot topic Emerging Issues What are the key threats AGENDA: DAY 2 8:30 10:00 Technical Accounting Update FASB & IASB Convergence Projects Lease accounting Financial instruments More private company standards? Modifications, Disclosures, Examples...> 10:00 10:15 Break 10:15 11:45 SEC Reporting: What Would/Should You Do Common Dilemmas and Misconceptions Inappropriate/Illegal Practices Illustative Interactive Scenarios 11:45 12:45 Lunch 12:45 2:00 Fraud Cases: Tech Industry Overview of Trends Living through an investigation - allegation to remediation Company's response Dynamics of an internal investigation Resolution and remedial measures 2:00 2:15 Break 2:15 3:15 Tax Update R&D Tax Credit Tangible Property Regulation and Tax Fixed Assets Tax Accounting Methods Services 3:15 4:15 SOX & Internal Controls for Tech Companies Trend overview COSO 2013 Industry considerations Technology Accounting Speaker Snapshot Conference series speakers include: Reto Micheluzzi, PwC, Accounting Advisory Partner Matthew Kubic, PwC, Manager in Transaction Services Michael Busker, Ernst & Young, Senior Manager in Valuation and Business Modeling Practice Denis Kozhevnikov, Connor Group, Partner Jordan Reed, Protiviti, Managing Director Ronald Kiima, Kiima Inc., *Former SEC Assistant Chief Accountant Gary Burke, Ernst & Young, Senior Manager Joe McLauchlin, KPMG, Managing Director



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Accounting Conferences and Seminars