Best Practices in Accounting Update Conference

Organization: Accounting Conferences and Seminars

Venue: hyatt regency santa clara s

Location: Santa Clara, California, United States

Event Date/Time: May 14, 2015 / 8:45 am - (EST) End Date/Time: May 15, 2015 / 4:30 pm - (EST)
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HYATT SANTA CLARA, CA BEST PRACTICES IN ACCOUNTING UPDATE CONFERENCE Best practices in accounting result in better overall functionality of your organization. This conference will cover a number of key areas where you'll be challenged to increase your level of efficiency. Speakers are experts from the Big Four and niche financial consulting companies. You will earn 16 CPEs. LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  • Understand the latest accounting best practices in key areas
  • Recognize what your peers are doing to improve their information reporting
  • Evaluate cutting edge topics and tools and determine if they fit your organization

Cost $795 if you register 45 days in advance (regular price is $995)  We have a block of rooms available at $279 per night and will email you the link after you register. Hyatt Santa Clara is 5 miles from San Jose airport and 35 miles from San Francisco Intl Airport. You can also register by phone, call (877) 440-0227 or 610 789-3110  or Email questions or to be invoiced to: 

AGENDA: DAY 1 8:00 8:45 Continental Breakfast and Registration 8:45 10:15 Financial Strategy: Survey Results Organizational effectiveness Working capital management Compliance and Globalization/strategic sourcing Planning and performance management 10:15 10:30 Break 10:30 12:00 Close Optimization Effective close with all supporting documents and procedures Efficient close: waiting time, mistakes and rework reduced  Practical examples and discussion of software solution 12:00 1:00 Lunch 1:00 2:15 Social Media Risk Social media risk landscape Malware, brand hijacking, lack of control over content  Customer service dissatisfaction, record retention & employee posts Crisis management, bloggers disclosures, data leakage prote 2:15 2:30 Break 2:30 3:45 Setting Up and Managing International Operations Defining your motives Resist the urge to standarize How you will structure your company overseas Effect of culture: divergent work customs Foreign law compliance 3:45 4:00 Break 4:00 5:20 Balanced Scorecard Best Practices Why do it? Financial, Customer, Process & Growth Measures Part of a spectrum of quality improvement activities Balanced scorecard examples and metrics AGENDA: DAY 2 8:30 10:00 Budgeting & Forecasting: Practical Improvements Identify and list specific goals and objectives Integrate the process across various departments Rolling forecasts: reforecast regularly Link budgets to performance measurement 10:00 10:15 Break 10:15 11:45 Cash Management: Best Practices Structuring a solid system in times of volatility Creating value in the cash management function Achieving maximum cash visibility 11:45 12:45 Lunch 12:45 2:15 Spreadsheet Best Practices Simple errors causing substantial problems Typical controls and considerations Common issues Enabling technologies 2:15 2:30 Break 2:30 3:45 Advanced Metrics Net profit margin, liquidity ratios and turnover ratios in financial analysis Industry specific key performance indicators Interpreting variances in your analysis 3:45 4:30 Fraud Risk Management Prioritize fraud risk and determine risks that warrant attention Install controls to mitigate fraud risks Share leading practices with business functions Conference series speakers include: Eliza Preoteasa, Deloitte & Touche Senior Manager John Benedetti, PricewaterhouseCoopers Director in Transaction Services Group Renee Bomchill, Deloitte & Touche Partner 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  Andreas Chrysostomou, Duff & Phelps Managing Director—part of the Valuation Advisory Services business unit 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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