Why you should attend
Staying up-to-date in the ever-changing world of accounting and SEC Reporting is a must. The Financial Accounting Standard Board (FASB) completed their Revenue Recognition convergence project this year setting off a flurry of transition activity, and they have a multitude of other projects to stay abreast of. The SEC staff review process continues to challenge preparers with new areas of comment and new questions on perpetual favorites. The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) agenda is full of projects that will impact registrants, as well as auditors; and of course, the PCAOB staff has provided a wealth of information about inspections findings, which are sure to impact upcoming audits. The Forum will help you understand the regulator’s hot button issues and the significant changes happening in accounting and auditing. Our expert faculty will offer practical advice, based on real-world examples, to give you the information and tools needed to successfully meet the current and future challenges in accounting and SEC reporting.
What you will learn
- Important developments in the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, including frequent accounting and disclosure comments and how to consult with the staff
- In-process and recent SEC rules and updated staff guidance that will have a continuing impact on financial reporting
- The potential changes in MD&A from the SEC’s disclosure effectiveness project and the PCAOB’s Auditor’s Reporting Model project
- Key FASB developments: new accounting standards and updates in process
- The latest on FASB major projects – Revenue Recognition is final, with Leases and Financial Instruments still in-process – adoption challenges, timetables, and tips on getting ready
- How to stay out of trouble with the SEC: an update on the SEC’s Auditing and Reporting Task Force
- Key focus areas and hot topics, including stock compensation and FCPA
Who should attend
SEC reporting professionals, including preparers of financial statements, partners of public accounting firms and their staff, lawyers and corporate legal staff, investor relations professionals, audit committee members, and others involved in preparation or review of the financial statements.