Life Science Accounting Update Conference

Organization: Accounting Conferences and Seminars LLC

Venue: Hyatt Morristown

Location: Morristown, New Jersey, United States

Event Date/Time: Dec 16, 2013 / 8:45 am - (EST) End Date/Time: Dec 17, 2013 / 5:00 pm - (EST)
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HYATT MORRISTOWN, NJ Life Science Accounting Update Conference

From health care reform implications to collaboration accounting to valuing R&D, this conference will address the latest developments in key areas. You'll hear from experts at Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PwC, KPMG, life science analysts and your industry counterparts.

Learning Objectives:

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

Registration Information:

Cost $995 We have a block of discounted rooms available at $199 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 We have a block of discounted rooms available and will email you the link after you register. The hotel is located 6.5 miles from the airport.

Agenda: DAY 1 8:00 8:45 Continental Breakfast and Registration 8:45 9:30 Roundtable discussion 9:30 9:40 Break 9:40 11:20 Technical Accounting Update Update on latest relevant developments, amendments and EITFs What Is the SEC staff looking for? Meaningful MD&A Loss contingency disclosures Segment reporting Non-GAAP 11:20 11:30 Break 11:30 12:15 Impact of Social Media Social media within the current regulatory landscape Direct to consumer promotional activities How to actively manage risk 12:15 1:15 Lunch 1:15 2:45 Industry Panel: Accounting Issues Introduction and thumbnail profile from panelists Best practices in applying the onslaught of accounting changes Obstacles and opportunities What's on the horizon? 2:45 2:55 Break 2:55 4:25 Revenue Recognition Accounting Status of joint project Summary of key provisions Implementation considerations 4:25 4:35 Break 4:35 5:35 Tax Issues for Life Science Companies International Tax Reform discussion overview (the "CAMP" discussion) Obama budget tax proposals U.S. Job Creation and International Tax Reform Act of 2012 Repatriation holiday Agenda: DAY 2 8:30 10:00 SEC Update Latest Hot Buttons Accounting evaluation steps SEC comments and trends Disclosure Issues 10:00 10:15 Break 10:15 11:00 Leasing Overview and timing Lessee accounting How will the income statement look? How are companies preparing for the change? 11:00 12:00 Legal Update Recent Division of Corporation Finance Guidance Dodd Frank Recent SEC Comment Letter Themes 12:00 1:00 Lunch 1:00 2:15 Valuation Issues Fair value accounting Industry standards for valuation models Valuing R&D Projects Valuation and impairment of intangible assets 2:15 2:30 Break 2:30 3:15 Industry Overview Macroeconomic picture Key trends driving M&A landscape IPO Market 3:15 4:15 Fraud Issues in the Life Science Industry Fraud trends Recent cases Anti-fraud programs Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Conference speakers include:

Brian Jobe, Deloitte, Partner in Deloitte & Touche LLP's Financial Accounting and Reporting Services practice, and currently leads the practice's efforts related to the Life Sciences industry. For the past eleven years, Brian has provided accounting policy, transaction structuring, technology, and other consulting services to Fortune 1000 and international companies. Chip Baird, PTC Therapeutics John McKenna, Cooley, Partner Kristin Bauer, Financial Accounting Standards Board, Practice Fellow Rick Schwartz, Duff & Phelps, Managing Director David Nadell, Duff & Phelps, Vice President Lindsey Piziali, PwC, Senior Manager in National Professional Services Group Adrian Beamish, PwC, Northern California Life Science Leader Daniel Coleman, Ernst & Young, Partner Michael Formolo, Ernst & Young, Partner Marcus Wong, Ernst & Young, Senior Manager Linya Xu, Ernst & Young, Manager


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