Financial Instruments Accounting Update (FAS 133)

Venue: Marriott Santa Monica

Location: Santa Monica, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Jun 15, 2011 End Date/Time: Jun 16, 2011
Registration Date: Jun 15, 2011
Early Registration Date: May 02, 2011
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Financial Instruments Accounting Update

Chaired by Deloitte
Led by experienced Big 4 financial instruments technical leaders and complemented by industry panelists, the program includes a combination of lectures and real-life case studies for a deeper understanding of the topics. This conference will provide you with an understanding of key financial instruments technical accounting changes, fair value considerations, hedging, disclosure requirements and more.
Learning Objectives:

* Understand the latest accounting changes in key areas
* Explore the practical considerations related to hedging
* Begin to assess the effects of these standards on your company or clients

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Agenda: DAY 1
8:00 8:45 Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:45 10:45 Financial Instruments: Technical Accounting Update
Financial Instruments Project update
Classification and measurement of financial assets
Hedge accounting
Offsetting project
FASB/IASB comparison
10:45 11:00 Break
11:00 12:30 Fair Value Accounting
Recent fair value developments (including disclosures)
Valuation considerations
Audit considerations
12:30 1:30 Lunch
1:30 3:00 Disclosure Issues
Areas of SEC Focus: Comment Letters
Best practices around disclosure challenges
3:00 3:15 Break
3:15 5:15 Regulatory and Legal Update
Dodd-Frank: practical aspects of financial regulatory reform
Moving OTC derivatives to exchange or clearing house
Implications for issuers and end users
Agenda: DAY 2
8:30 10:00 Convergence of FASB/IASB
What are the most difficult points to resolve
What's on the horizon?
10:00 10:15 Break
10:15 12:00 Hedging
Best practices under ASC 815/FAS 133
Case studies and examples
Disclosure issues
Closer look on implications of proposed changes
12:00 1:00 Lunch
1:00 2:45 Industry Panel
Applying the onslaught of accounting changes
Industry sector discussion on financial instruments and fair value
What's on the horizon?
2:45 3:00 Break
3:00 4:30 Derecognition of Financial Assets
Observations of implementations of FAS 166/167
How to apply to traditional structures/more innovative structures
Financial Instruments Speaker Snapshot

Conference speakers include:

Raj Mehrotra, Deloitte & Touche's Financial Accounting and Reporting Services ("FARS") practice.
Raj provides advisory, accounting consultation and audit support services relating to capital markets transacting activities and related accounting, risk management and process/control issues. He has technical expertise in accounting for derivatives, pipeline and warehouse hedging.

Crystal Andersen, Deloitte & Touche's Financial Accounting and Reporting Services ("FARS") practice.
Crystal's areas of specialization include technical accounting and reporting matters pursuant to US GAAP and IFRS related to convertible instruments, fair value, derivatives and hedging activities, financial instrument valuation consolidations, business combinations and fresh start accounting.

Grant Casner, Deloitte & Touche's Financial Accounting and Reporting Services ("FARS") practice.
Grant's primary areas of specialization include technical accounting and reporting matters pursuant to US GAAP and IFRS related to consolidations and other structured transactions, convertible instruments, transfers of financial assets, derivative instruments and hedging activities, foreign currency translation, and financial instrument fair valuation.

Anthony Alfonso, BDO Valuation Advisors, President and National Practice Leader.
Prior to joining BDO, Mr. Alfonso was with Houlihan Lokey and a Managing Director with KPMG. He has advised public and private companies on business combinations, goodwill impairment and other financial reporting issues. Mr. Alfonso has also performed numerous valuation analyses for employee-stock-options, derivatives and tax planning purposes.

Jennifer Gardyne, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Director Corporate Accounting

Larry Gee, OneWest Bank, Senior VP Accounting Policy

Ed Kartstetter, Grant Thornton, Managing Director & Regional Practice Leader – Economic Advisory Services

More Speakers to be added....


1740 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica
United States

Additional Information

$795 if you register early $995 is regular price