SOX & Internal Controls Update Conference

Organization: Accounting Conferences and Seminars

Venue: Tysons Corner Marriott

Location: Vienna, Virginia, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 21, 2015 / 8:00 am - (EST) End Date/Time: Oct 22, 2015 / 5:00 pm - (EST)
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MARRIOTT TYSONS CORNER — WASHINGTON D.C. AREA 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 $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   

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 Risk Assessment Enterprise risk assessment Fraud risk assessment IT Risk assessment COSO 2013 Impact/td> 2:30 2:45 Break 2:45 4:00 Cybersecurity What is it and why is it a white hot topic? What are the key threats How does it affect your risk assessment Practical examples 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 9:45 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 9:45 10:00 Break 10:00 11:00 Megatrends Demographic and social change Shift in economic power Rapid urbanization, technological breakthroughs, climate change and resource scarcity 11:00 11:10 Break 11:10 12:30 New ERM Framework on the Horizon? Align risk strategy with performance Reduce cost and improve effectiveness of GRC activities 12:30 1:30 Lunch 1:30 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 Other emerging regulatory issues 3:00 3:15 Break 3:15 4:30 Using Data Analytics: What Works Interactive exercise Best use of big data Conference speakers include: Ron Kiima, Kiima Inc, Former SEC Assistant Chief Accountant Neil Chua, PwC, Director Information Technology and Services Tim Wilson, Deloitte & Touche, Senior Manager Wei Sheng, Deloitte & Touche, Principal Neville Morcom, Deloitte & Touche, Director Information Technology Kristian Gusmer, PwC, Senior Manager Sonia Luna, Aviva Spectrum, CEO and also member SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies Andrew Wing, Protiviti, Director Ernst & Young Advisory Services Cheryl Kondra, Caesars, Chief Audit Executive Swati Daniel, Cisco, Senior Controller Finance Olga Bogacheck, Intel, Finance Manager Varsha Unhavane, Protiviti, Senior Manager Daniel Ritter, PwC, Director Internat & Cloud Assurance Iris Mejias, PwC, Risk Assurance Director


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