Sox and Internal Controls Update Conference

Venue: Marriott Tysons Corner

Location: Tysons Corner, Virginia, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 24, 2010
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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 and regulators from the SEC/PCAOB, 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
* Explore the practical considerations related to Dodd-Frank
* Begin to assess the effects of the latest accounting standards on your SOX compliance

Registration Information:

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Agenda: DAY 1
8:00 8:45 Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:45 10:30 Regulatory Update on Internal Controls and Risk Management
PCAOB Office of Research & Analysis
SEC Risk Management Group
Impact of rules and regulations related to corporate governance & disclosure
SOX whistleblower issues
Economic impact of SOX
Small company study
10:30 10:45 Break
10:45 12:00 Big 4 perspective on what they've seen over the last year, emerging trends and what's on the horizon
Review of Statistics (material weaknesses, significant deficiencies)
12:00 1:00 Lunch
1:00 2:30 Industry Panel Discussion
Each panelist to present 15-20 minutes of prepared remarks on company profile, obstacles, challenges before opening up to group questions/discussion
2:30 2:45 Break
2:45 4:00 IT & Spreadsheet Controls
Taking the mystery out of IT Controls
Spreadsheet documentation, input, access and change controls, testing, audit trail and common errors
4:00 4:15 Break
4:15 5:20 Fraud & FCPA
Common fraud schemes, recent trends, and regulatory update on FCPA
Agenda: DAY 2
8:15 10:00 Dodd-Frank Act
Overview of Act with more legislation to come
Impact on Internal Controls: whistleblowers
10:00 10:15 Break
10:15 12:00 Maximizing AS 5 in your Control Structure
Best Practices in Performing Top-Down Risk Assessments on the Business & Key Control Design
Process Level controls (for controlling residual risk)
Balance of automated/manual controls
Building a test plan in which the audit firms can rely on your testing
Business side of SOX: how to optimize your control structure so you're not spending too much effort on compliance
12:00 1:00 Lunch
1:00 2:00 SOX Tools: Software, Analytics and Outsourcing
2:00 4:00 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.
Technology Accounting Speaker Snapshot

Conference speakers include:

George Wilfert, PCAOB Deputy Director, Office of Research and Analysis
George serves as a senior technical advisor in the PCAOB's Office of Research and Analysis (ORA), providing support on complex accounting matters. He co-manages the activities of the National Accounting Consulting Group, which assists with GAAP consultations and monitors accounting standard-setting organizations.

William P. Olsen, Grant Thornton, Principal —
Forensics Accounting & Investigative Services
Bill Olsen is practice leader of the Forensic, Investigation and Litigation Services practice for the Mid-Atlantic market of Grant Thornton. He is also the National Practice leader for Investigations. Bill is a former member of the Special Prosecutions section NJ Attorney General's Office and the Global Security Manager for a Fortune 500 company.

Matthew B. Swartz, Pillsbury, Principal
Mr. Swartz concentrates his practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, public and private securities offerings, and corporate governance. He primarily represents middle market and technology companies, investors in these companies, and the investment banks that serve them. (invited-pending approval)

Scott Bauguess, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Assistant Director
— Division of Risk, Strategy & Financial Innovation (pending SEC approval) lScott's work at the Commission centers on issues related to governance and disclosure, particularly as they relate to Commission rule-making activities. *Participation pending approval from SEC Brett Sanders, Protiviti, Technology Risk Senior Manager Brett's primary experience includes analyzing risks and controls of IT processes. He has led projects for Protiviti clients dealing with the following subject matters: information security, technology and systems change management, systems development life cycle (SDLC), systems and data interfaces and regulatory compliance with multiple laws and regulations.

Andrew Kennedy-Struthers, Protiviti, Director
Andrew is a director at Protiviti. Prior to Protiviti, he was a senior consultant at Deloitte & Touche and began his career at Andersen. Andrew will cover the discussion on spreadsheet controls.

October 24-25
Marriott Tysons Corner (D.C. area)
8028 Leesburg Pike
Tysons Corner, VA 22182

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Who Should Attend

CFOs (and their staff), Controllers,
VPs of Finance, Financial Managers,
Internal Auditors, Tax Accountants,
Treasury Staff, Accountants in Industry,
Internal Control/SOX personnel,
Consultants, Public Accountants, Educators

Refunds: To receive a full refund, cancellation notice must be received by phone or email 30 days prior to the event. Registrants whose cancellation notices are received after the 30-day deadline will receive a transferable, nonrefundable credit, less a $200 administrative fee.
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