SEC Conference 2015: An Accounting & Reporting Update for Public Companies

Hosted By: Center for Professional Education

​The one conference where SEC and PCAOB regulators, Big 4 and other top financial reporting experts join together to give financial professionals an update on the key issues and regulations that impact public company reporting.


  • Update on recent and ongoing developments in Division of Corporation Finance
  • Staff report on Review of Disclosure Requirements of Regulation S-K
  • Cybersecurity considerations and disclosures
  • Reporting company registration statement topics
  • Current staff focus on MD&A, risk factors and disclosure of performance metrics
  • Nonfinancial disclosures and non-GAAP presentations
  • Internal control over financial reporting: current issues and guidance
  • FASB/IASB projects update
  • Revenue recognition: the new standard and practical implementation considerations
  • Recent triggers for SEC enforcement and whistleblower awards update
  • Disclosure controls and procedures
  • Public company auditing update
  • COSO’s New Framework: successfully transitioning to the new model
  • An update on t​he proposed major changes to lease accounting
  • SEC's current use of data analytics and the new AQM (Accounting Quality Model) to detect earnings management and financial data analysis to capture performance aberrations
  • Recent changes to consolidation accounting
  • Compensation accounting disclosure and trends
  • Frequently encountered accounting and SEC reporting topics