Accounting Update for Tech Companies

Organization: Accounting Conferences and Seminars LLC

Venue: Dolce Hayes Mansion

Location: San Jose, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Sep 22, 2016 / 8:45 am - (EST) End Date/Time: Sep 23, 2016
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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 (save $200 off the $995 fee if you register by August 26 – deadline extended)

Use the discount code CORPDISC when booking your room at the Dolce for 25% discount


You can also register by phone 610 789 3110


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

Impact of new Rev Rec Rules

Evolution of accounting changes for SAAS

12:00     1:00        Lunch

1:00        3:00        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

3:00        3:15        Break

3:15        4:15        Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation

10 Years later but still full of complex nuances

Impact on corporate income tax accounting

Calculation of earning per share

Presentation of cash flow statement

4:15        4:30        Break

4:30        5:30        Emerging Trends in Finance and Accounting for Tech Companies

Process Capabilities: Financial Analysis

Emerging Issues

Technical Capabilities


Agenda: DAY 2

8:30        9:45        Technical Accounting Update

FASB & IASB Convergence Projects

Lease accounting

Financial instruments

More private company standards?

Modifications, Disclosures, Examples...>

9:45        10:00     Break

10:00     11:00     SOX & Internal Controls Update Panel led by Kim Le from A2Q2

Common Dilemmas and Misconceptions

Board Trends

Illustative Interactive Scenarios

11:00     12:30     Fraud Update

Overview of Trends

Living through an investigation - allegation to remediation

Company's response

Dynamics of an internal investigation

Resolution and remedial measures

12:30     1:30        Lunch

1:30        2:45        Tax Update

Tangible Property Regulation and Tax Fixed Assets

Tax Accounting Methods Services

2:45        3:00        Break

3:00        4:15        M&A Trends and Valuation Issues

Trend overview

Deals by sector

Purchase price allocation considerations

Intangible asset valuation considerations

Conference series speakers include:


Alice Zhang, Deloitte & Touche


Aleks Zabreyko, Connor Group

Partner and Head of Professional Practice

Ashima Jain, PwC

Managing Director, National Office

Kim Le, A2Q2


Narayanan Balakrishnan, Ernst & Young


Dave Christensen, RGP

Managing Consultant

Sonia Luna, Aviva Spectrum

CEO and also member of SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies

Amanda Hurley, Grant Thornton

Audit Senior Manager

Nadia Brannon, Ernst & Young

Executive Director, Fraud Investigations and Dispute Services

Kristian Gusmer, PwC

Senior Manager

John McKenna, Cooley LLP


Gabe Zubizarreta, Silicon Valley Accountants


Kevin Chiu, Alix Partners LLC


Randa Ghantous, Connor Group

Director, Technical Accounting & IPO Services

Sean St. Germain, Deloitte & Touche

Senior Manager

Tony Jordan, Ernst & Young

Partner, Fraud Investigations and Dispute Services

Hank Galligan, BDO

Assurance Director

Douglas Gustin, BDO

Assurance Partner

Ronal Kiima, Kiima Inc.

President, Former SEC Assistant Chief Accountant

Sandra Costs, PwC

Assurance Senior Manager

Zara Muradali, KPMG

Tax Partner

Carl Hatfield, Protiviti

Managing Director

Jordan Reed, Protiviti

Managing Director

Michele Edwards, StoneTurn

Managing Director

Eliza Preoteasa, Deloitte & Touche

Senior Manager

Violet Goodheart, KPMG

Tax Partner

Denis Kozhevnikov, Connor Group

Partner, Global Accounting Practice

Adam Steinberger, Andersen Tax

Managing Director

Jack Rominger, RSM US LLP


Rich Stuart, RSM US LLP


Nathan Apsel, PwC

Manager – Assurance

Tim Lashua, KPMG

Managing Director

Deglan Reager, KPMG


Hamilton Yuan, Deloitte & Touche


Christine Beliveau, FTI Consulting

Senior Managing Director

Daniel Hansen, Protiviti


Michael Yachnik, Stoneturn Group


Greg Bocchino, KPMG


Jeffrey Dunne, PwC

Principal in Deals – Valuation Services

Chad Morrissey, PwC

Principal Transaction Services

Scott Laliberte, Protiviti

Managing Director


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