Tax Update for Corporate Accountants

Venue: Washington D.C.

Location: Washington D.C., Washington DC, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 22, 2012 End Date/Time: Oct 23, 2012
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Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles
Tax Update for Corporate Accountants
This two-day training conference is designed for accountants in industry. It will address key changes in tax laws and legislation and the potential impact of economic and political developments.
Learning Objectives:

Understand the latest changes in key areas
Recognize the timelines and key factors driving the developments
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 10:30 Overview of Current Legislative Developments
What bills are proposed and in process?
Domestic tax matters
International taxes
State and local tax initiatives
10:30 10:45 Break
10:45 12:00 Repatriation of Income/Cash
Foreign into US and other country repatriation issues
Unintentional tax evasion, tax overpayment, errors in tax calculation
12:00 1:00 Lunch
1:00 2:45 Income Tax Accounting: ASC 740 Compliance Issues & Current Developments
Issues that have required disclosures in recent financials
Focus on process improvement opportunities
What practicioners are seeing with their cleints
2:45 3:00 Break
3:00 4:15 IRS Audit Hot Topics & Issues
Current case law
Audit proceedings
4:15 5:30 Tax Department as a Profit Center
Tax department process improvement discussion
Traps to avoid: agressiveness vs. innovation
Agenda: DAY 2
8:30 10:00 Key M&A Tax Issues
Case studies from recent transactions
Structuring deals with an eye on taxes
How to avoid M&A tax traps
10:00 10:15 Break
10:15 12:00 Offshore Investments
Key tax issues
Tax loopholes are shrinking but there are still viable options
Pros and cons of offshore investing
12:00 1:00 Lunch
1:00 2:30 State & Local Tax Developments
What are the limits to what the state can tax
Tax base issues
Alternative tax regimes (e.g. gross receipts)
2:30 2:45 Break
2:45 4:20 SEC Tax Reporting Issues & Current Material Weakness Study
Case study: working out of a material weakness situtation
Disclosure issues
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

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

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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