Financial Accounting & Reporting Update Conference (faru - las vegas)

Venue: Las Vegas Monte Carlo

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Event Date/Time: Mar 14, 2012 End Date/Time: Mar 15, 2012
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Description

Las Vegas Monte Carlo Resort & Casino
Financial Accounting & Reporting
Update Conference
We are seeing an unprecedented level of major accounting changes from US and international standard-setters. This conference will address the latest developments in key areas. The format of pairing panelists from industry and public accounting is designed to give a fuller perspective.
Learning Objectives:

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

Registration Information:

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Agenda: DAY 1
8:00 8:45 Continental Breakfast and Registration
8:45 10:15 Revenue Recognition
Update on latest developments, amendments and EITFs
New broad principles to replace most of current guidance
Resulting changes to sales/operations/IT/accounting policies
10:15 10:30 Break
10:30 12:00 Leases
Changes from perspective of lessor/lessee
Lease terms defined
Scope of the proposed standard
The future of lease accounting
12:00 1:00 Lunch
1:00 2:15 Fair Value Accounting
Recent fair value developments
Valuation considerations for non-financial assets
Audit considerations
The future of fair value
2:15 2:25 Break
2:25 3:50 Fraud
Key facts and statistics
Detection and Prevention
3:50 4:00 Break
4:00 5:30 Tax Issues for Corporate Accountants
Accounting for income Taxes
Repatriation
FIN 48
SALT issues
Agenda: DAY 2
8:45 10:15 Regulatory Update
Financial Regulatory Reform: Dodd-Frank Act
SEC Enforcement trends
SEC Comment Letter Trends
SEC Staff Review process: heightened demand for disclosures
10:15 10:30 Break
10:30 12:00 Business Combinations
Scope of ASC 805
Recognizing and measuring assets acquired and liabilities assumed
Income tax considerations
Disclosure requirements
12:00 1:00 Lunch
1:00 2:10 IFRS Update
Regulatory and convergence updates
Accounting-based conversion challenges
Statutory reporting opportunities and considerations
What are U.S. companies doing now?
2:10 2:20 Break
2:20 3:20 Consolidations
Evaluation "power to direct"
Performing the consolidation analysis
Considerations for investment companies
3:20 4:20 Accounting for Financial Instruments
Financial Instruments Project overview
Classification, measurement and impairment: FASB vs. IASB
Impairment redeliberations
Offsetting
Conference series speakers include:

Tom Adams, KPMG
Director in Accounting Advisory Services and designated
as KPMG Financial Instruments and Derivatives Firm Resource

Chad Arcinue, Ernst & Young
Valuation resident in Professional Practice Group

Shelley Barrows, Deloitte & Touche
Partner in Technology Media & Telecommunications practice

John Benedetti, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Director in Transaction Services Group

Renee Bomchill, Deloitte & Touche
Partner in Financial Accounting & Reporting Services Practice

Prasadh Cadambi, KPMG
Audit Partner in Department of Professional Practice—recently returned from FASB

Luke Cadigan, US Securities and Exchange Commission
Assistant Director of Enforcement—Boston Regional Office

Andreas Chrysostomou, Duff & Phelps
Managing Director—part of the Valuation Advisory Services business unit

Wissam Dandan, Deloitte & Touche
Audit Partner with an emphasis on revenue recognition

Steve DiPietro, Deloitte & Touche
Finance and IFRS Program Management Office leader for New England

Jonathan Feig, Ernst & Young
Partner in Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice

Hank Galligan, BDO
Practice Office Accounting Director

Steve Koltun, McGladrey & Pullen
Assurance Services Partner

Mary Hansen, US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Assistant Regional Director

Scott Hickson, Ernst & Young
Senior Manager in National Office with primary emphasis of revenue recognition

Paige Kuroyama, McGladrey & Pullen
Director in the Western Regional Professional Practice Office

Josh Leonard, Deloitte & Touche
Partner in Financial Advisory Services LLP's Lease Advisory practice

Chris Lohin, SAP America
Senior Finance Director and Head of Revenue Recognition for the US & Canada

David Lynn, Morrison Foerster
Partner and former SEC Chief Counsel

Amanda Massucci, Ernst & Young
Partner in the Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services Practice

Jamie Mayer, Grant Thornton
Executive Director in Accounting Principles Consulting Group (former FASB practice fellow)

Jonathan Nus, Standard & Poor's Rating Service
Director with focus on how financial statement information is analyzed

R. Daniel O'Connor, Ropes & Gray
Partner focusing on SEC Enforcement matters, internal investigations and related trial work.

Amanda Spindler, MillerCoors
Treasury Manager

Sarah Rich, SunTrust Banks, Inc.,
Accounting Consultations Group with particular emphasis on financial instruments

Tim Schott, Deloitte & Touche
Partner in Financial Accounting & Reporting Services Practice

Mark Sitlinger, Ally Financial (formerly GMAC)
Director of Accounting Policy

Chris Whitley, PwC
Partner in PwC's Accounting & Financial Reporting team in the Transaction Services business unit

Arie Wilgenburg, Deloitte & Touche
Partner in the firm's National Office Accounting Consultation Group

Peter Wilm, Deloitte & Touche
Partner in Financial Accounting & Reporting Services Group (former Executive VP at MBNA America Bank and Professional Accounting Fellow at the OCC)

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