Financial Accounting & Reporting Update Conference (faru boston)

Organization: Accounting Conferences and Seminars LLC

Venue: Boston Hyatt Cambridge

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 12, 2013 / 8:45 am - (EST) End Date/Time: Jun 13, 2013 / 5:00 pm - (EST)
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We are seeing an unprecedented level of major accounting changes from US and international standard-setters. This conference will address the latest developments in key areas. The format of pairing panelists from industry and public accounting is designed to give a fuller perspective. Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the latest accounting changes in key areas
  • Recognize the timelines and key factors
  • Begin to assess the effects of these standards on your company or clients

Registration Information:

Cost $895 Discounts are shown at checkout and still available: Save $200 if you register 45 days in advance We have a block of discounted rooms available at $210 per night 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 Revenue Recognition Update on latest developments, amendments and EITFs Revenue Recognition comment letter trends Revenue Recognition exposure draft and implementation considerations 10:15 10:30 Break 10:30 12:00 Leases Estimated timing of key milestones and overview of joint project Significant provisions Anticipated market reaction by lessors and lessees Transformation and implementation considerations 12:00 1:00 Lunch 1:00 2:15 Fair Value Accounting Refresher of terms and concepts Recent fair value developments Valuation considerations for non-financial assets Audit considerations The future of fair value 2:15 2:25 Break 2:25 3:45 Fraud Case studies and examples Key facts and statistics Detection, Prevention and Response FCPA: bribery and corruption 3:45 4:00 Break 4:00 5:15 Financial Reporting Roundup FASB Update: Recently completed standards: Other Comprehensive Income Goodwill Impairment Indefinite-Lived Intangibles Impairment Accounting for Financial instruments Project Update Agenda: DAY 2 8:30 10:00 Regulatory Update Financial Regulatory Reform: Dodd-Frank Act SEC Enforcement trends SEC Comment Letter Trends SEC Staff Review process: heightened demand for disclosures 10:00 10:15 Break 10:15 11:45 Business Combinations Scope of ASC 805 Recognizing and measuring assets acquired and liabilities assumed Income tax considerations Disclosure requirements 11:45 12:45 Lunch 12:45 2:00 SEC Comment Letters Types of review Types of comments Frequent staff comment areas: MD&A, Executive comp, Pro-forma, Contingencies and commitments, Non-GAAP measures, Investments, Segments, Related parties, Revenue recognition, Taxes 2:00 2:15 Break 2:15 3:30 SOX & Internal Control Update Past issues and emerging trends Adverse opinions and internal controls issues Exploring restatements PCAOB Standards: what's new 3:30 4:30 Consolidations Evaluation "power to direct" Performing the consolidation analysis Considerations for investment companies Conference series speakers include:

Tom Adams, KPMG Director in Accounting Advisory Services and designated as KPMG Financial Instruments and Derivatives Firm Resource Chad Arcinue, Ernst & Young Valuation resident in Professional Practice Group John Benedetti, PricewaterhouseCoopers Director in Transaction Services Group Renee Bomchill, Deloitte & Touche Partner in Financial Accounting & Reporting Services Practice Luke Cadigan, US Securities and Exchange Commission Assistant Director of Enforcement—Boston Regional Office Andreas Chrysostomou, Duff & Phelps Managing Director—part of the Valuation Advisory Services business unit Wissam Dandan, Deloitte & Touche Audit Partner with an emphasis on revenue recognition 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 and Head of Revenue Recognition for the US & Canada David Lynn, Morrison Foerster Partner and former SEC Chief Counsel Francis Markey, Duff & Phelps Director, Valuation Services Amanda Massucci, Ernst & Young Partner in the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services Practice 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 Peter Wilm, Deloitte & Touche Partner in Financial Accounting & Reporting Services Group (former Executive VP at MBNA America Bank and Professional Accounting Fellow at the OCC)


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