SOX & Internal Controls Update Conference

Organization: Accounting Conferences and Seminars

Venue: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront

Location: Burlingame, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 25, 2015 / 8:45 am - (PST) End Date/Time: Jun 26, 2015 / 4:30 pm - (PST)
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HILTON SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT - BURLINGAME SOX & INTERNAL CONTROLS UPDATE CONFERENCE SOX and Internal Control best practices continue to evolve. Led by national accounting firm technical experts and complemented by industry panelists, the program includes a combination of lectures and real-life case discussions for a deeper understanding of the topics. LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  • Understand the latest regulatory/best practice changes in key areas including the new COSO rules
  • Explore the practical considerations related to Dodd-Frank
  • Begin to assess the effects of the latest accounting standards on your SOX compliance

Cost $795 if you register at least 45 days in advance  We have a block of rooms available at $239 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 10:15 Past Issues and Emerging Trends The evolution of Sarbanes-Oxley Adverse opinions and Internal Control issues Exploring restatements - Impact of rules and regulations related to corporate governance and disclosure SOX Value Transformation - the cost of compliance COSO Framework - what's next PCAOB Standards - what's new SOX Survey Results 10:15 10:30 Break 10:30 12:00 Industry Panel Discussion Three industry panelists will initiate the discussion by discussing their companies, recent issues and obstacles before opening up the discussion to the group 12:00 1:00 Lunch 1:00 2:30 COSO 2013 Update: Latest Developments Background Enhancements to 1992 Framework: Risk Assessment, Outsources Service Providers, IT Control Activities COSO 2013 Tools & Transition Guidance/td> 2:30 2:45 Break 2:45 4:00 Data Analytics Using predictive analytics to strengthen your program Top internal control issues Risks that IT poses to business processes Designing test procedures 4:00 4:15 Break 4:15 5:30 Case Study by Sonia Luna  Current PCAOB focus areas and responses from the field Impact of new revenue recognition standard PCAOB #18 Audit Standard and Audit Alert #11 AGENDA: DAY 2 8:30 9:30 GRC and It's Power to Automate & Streamline Some SOX Controls Cost Reduction & Performance Improvement Case Study: How it worked at a major software company Automating access controls to detect and resolve potential control issues 9:30 9:40 Break 9:40 10:40 Spreadsheet Controls: What Works Effective management of spreadsheets and other EUCs (end user computing) Spreadsheet documentation, input, access and change controls, testing, audit trail and common errors  EUC control environment: governance, people, process and technology 10:40 10:50 Break 10:50 12:00 New ERM Framework on the Horizon? Align risk strategy with performance Evaluate risk strategy with performance Reduce cost and improve effectiveness of GRC activities 12:00 1:00 Lunch 2:30 3:30 Performing a Fraud Risk Assessment Provide view of evolving risk profile to management and audit committee Determine assess and mitigate key fraud and misconduct risks Identify and prioritize areas prone to fraud Potential issues to consider 3:30 4:30 Technical Accounting Update: Update on Key Changes and How They Impact Your Internal Controls FASB/IASB Project Update Impact on key changes including rev rec, leasing, financial instruments Conference speakers include: Wei-Chen Sheng, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Principal Tim Wilson, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Senior Manager Brad Mervis, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Senior Manager Willis Kao, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Senior Manager Anna Tchernina, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Senior Manager Kristin White, Cisco, Director, Financial Controls & Risk Management Cheryl Kondra, Caesars Entertainment, VP & CAE Catherine Madrid, Ernst & Young, Partner in Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services Tom Donohue, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Senior Manager Clay Smith, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Manager Jason Plummer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Director Steve Zawoyski, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Partner


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