SEC Conference: An Accounting & Reporting Update for Public Companies

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Discover what you need to do now about the latest developments—from SEC regulators, Big 4 leaders and industry experts

SEC Conference: An Accounting & Reporting Update for Public Companies

CPE Credit: 18 Hours

Price: $1,795.00

NASBA Field of Study: Accounting

 

Overview

This is the one SEC Conference that provides you with the latest updates and expert guidance from current SEC and PCAOB regulators—including the SEC’s Divisions of Enforcement and Corporation Finance—plus Big 4 leaders and other experts.

In this exclusive Conference, you'll be brought up to speed on how to effectively deal with all of the new financial accounting and reporting requirements, regulations, and developments from the FASB, SEC, PCAOB, IASB, AICPA and other rulemakers. We will also discuss many of today’s hot button issues such as ESG, ransomware, calculating Non-GAAP measures, and geopolitical risks. 
 

DAY ONE AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS


•  Key SEC Developments

•  ESG & Financial Reporting        

•  Non-GAAP Measures, Metrics & Disclosures

•  FASB Update

 

 

 

DAY TWO AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS


•  SEC Enforcement Issues

•  Public Company Auditing Update

•  Role of AI in Financial Reporting &
   Regulatory Compliance

•  Roundtable Discussion on Hot Button Issues
   for Public Companies

•  Internal Controls—Hot Topics

•  Frequently Encountered Accounting &
   SEC Reporting Topics

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVE  To provide financial professionals with an update on the key issues and regulations that impact the financial
accounting and reporting of listed companies.

PREREQUISITE  None.    ADVANCE PREPARATION  None.    PROGRAM LEVEL  Update.   NASBA FIELD OF STUDY  Accounting.
DELIVERY METHOD  In-Person.

Agenda

DAY ONE AGENDA

Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:45
 – 9:00 AM

Key SEC Developments
9:00
 – 10:30 AM
In this session, we will provide you with the up-to-the-minute information and guidance you need to successfully handle all of today's most critical SEC accounting and reporting issues, including:

• Status of SEC Rulemaking
• Climate Disclosure Rules
• Special Purpose Acquisition Companies

• SEC Sample Comment Letters
• SEC Cybersecurity Disclosure Rules
• Delaware Law Developments
• Staff Accounting Bulletins and Staff Guidance
   – Accounting for Obligations to Safeguard Crypto Assets
   – Segment Reporting 

Break
10:30
 – 10:40 AM

Key SEC Developments (continued) 
10:40 AM – 12:25 PM
• Share Repurchase Disclosure Rules
• New Insider Trading Rules
• Recovery of Erroneously Awarded Compensation
• Pay vs. Performance
• Perquisites
• Staff Comment on Materiality and Statement of Cash Flows
• SEC Staff Comments and Trends

Lunch
12:25 – 1:10 PM

ESG & Financial Reporting
1:10 – 2:40 PM
Market, investor, and key stakeholder driven interests have now given way to formal regulation of required reporting of sustainability and ESG formatted information with expanded requirements under strict deadlines. In this session, we will discuss the recently approved SEC rule regarding climate-related disclosures that actually lags behind the timing requirements of the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and California Rules 253 and 261. The final SEC rule applies to registrants depending on their size and scope of operations. Both CSRD and the California rules go further than the final SEC rule in terms of scope of the information being required to be reported and assured by an independent third party. This session will also focus on:
• Complying with the Regulatory Updates

• European Sustainability Reporting Standards (ESRS)
• Final SEC Climate-Related Disclosure Rules

• ESG Governance & Structure 
• The Rise of the ESG Controllership 
• Enhancing ESG Disclosures 
• Applying the COSO Internal Control Framework to ESG Reporting 
• How Technology Enables ESG Reporting & Execution 
• 
Assurance

Break
2:40 – 2:45 PM

Non-GAAP Measures, Metrics & Disclosures 
2:45 – 3:45 PM

While the SEC's non-GAAP measures and metrics have been around for some time, they still cause headaches for businesses when it comes to disclosures and financial statements. In this session, we will address how companies are currently applying non-GAAP guidance and metrics, and what can be done in response to SEC comment letters to avoid costly fines and penalties. Topics include:

• Non-GAAP Measures & KPIs
• SEC Staff Guidance
• Recent Comment Letter Trends
• Key Performance Indicators

Break
3:45 – 3:50 PM

FASB Update
3:50 – 5:20 PM
FASB’s recent changes will have a huge impact on business in many important areas, such as segment reporting, software costs, business combinations, and more. This session will update you on what these changes are, including:
• Accounting Standard Updates
• FASB Agenda
• Segment Reporting
• Improvements to Income Tax Disclosures
• Joint Venture Formations
• Disaggregtion of Income Statement Expenses ("DISE")
• Accounting for and Disclosures of
   – Crypto Assets
   – Software Costs
   – Government Grants
   – Environmental Credits
• Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF)

Closing Remarks
5:20 – 5:35 PM

 

DAY TWO AGENDA


Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:30 – 8:45 AM

SEC Enforcement Issues
8:45 – 10:15 AM
Discover the latest initiatives that the SEC's Division of Enforcement is targeting, what factors trigger investigations and enforcement actions, and the possible outcomes. You will also hear about numerous examples of enforcement situations in order to best avoid potential complications. In this session, we will cover:
• SEC Leadership & Enforcement Highlights
• Sources of Investigations
• SEC Investigation Process
• Financial Reporting & Disclosure Trends
• FCPA Trends
• 
Current Enforcement Trends & Developments

• Recent Cases
  – Accounting and reporting
  – Individual auditors and accountants
  – Insider trading
• Whistleblowers

Break
10:15
 – 10:20 AM

Public Company Auditing Update
10:20 – 11:20 AM
Receive updates on the most recent efforts being made by the PCAOB to protect investors and enhance audit quality for public companies. This session will cover the following areas of interest:
• 
Newly Announced Standards
• Auditing Standard 1000 (AS 1000)
   – Auditor responsibilities

   – Key provisions
   
– Related amendments
• Recent PCAOB Releases

• New Confirmation Standard

Break
11:20
 – 11:25 AM

Role of AI in Financial Reporting & Regulatory Compliance
11:25 AM – 12:30 PM
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has cemented itself as a foundational technology and transformative tool that is reshaping industries and ways of working. This session is designed to provide corporate finance and accounting professionals with a comprehensive understanding of AI's role and potential in their field. We will also discuss:
• The Evolution of AI in the Finance and Accounting Sector
• Potential Limitations, Risks and Challenges of Ai Implementation
• Expanding Role of Finance and the Demands on the Finance Function
• Emerging Use of AI in Financial Reporting, Cash Flow Forecasting, and Other Finance Functions
• Risk and Governance Considerations

Lunch
12:30 – 1:15 PM

Roundtable Discussion on Hot Button Issues for Public Companies
1:15 – 2:45 PM
Industry, auditing, legal and other experts will discuss how public companies are dealing with:
• ESG Reporting
• Artificial Intelligence
• Cyber Related Issues
• Board Matters

• Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
• Geopolitical Matters

Break
2:45
 – 2:50 PM

Internal Controls—Hot Topics
2:50 – 3:50 PM
This session will provide an update on current trends associated with a company’s internal control environment and expectations for public companies to maintain documentation and controls based on recent guidance and enforcement actions from the SEC and PCAOB. Topics to be discussed include:
• Internal Control Trends
• Critical Audit Matters (CAMs)
• Select SEC & PCAOB Topics
   – Risk assessment
   – Evaluation of deficiencies
   – Professional skepticism
   – Use of external data: disconfirming evidence
   – Root cause analysis
• Integrated Risk & Assurance
• Enablement of Automation in Control Activities & Testing

Break
3:50
 – 3:55 PM

Frequently Encountered Accounting & SEC Reporting Topics
3:55 – 5:10 PM
This session will focus on complex and challenging accounting and SEC reporting topics that are frequently encountered by financial accounting professionals serving public companies, including:
• Segment Reporting
• Business Combinations
• Revenue Recognition

• Fair Value Measurements
• Intangible Assets & Goodwill
• Contingencies
• Asset Impairment

• Inventory & Cost of Sales
• Climate Related Rules & Disclosures
• Income Taxes

• Cryptocurrency
• Impact of Higher Inflation & Interest Rates
• 
Accounting Changes & Error Corrections

Closing Remarks
5:10
 – 5:20 PM

Conference Ends
5:20 PM

 

Speakers

CURRENT REGULATORS

Robert Hirth, Senior Managing Director, Protiviti, Member, PCAOB & AICPA

Anne McKinley, Assistant Regional Director, Division of Enforcement, SEC

Erin Schneider, Regional Director, Division of Enforcement, SEC

Neil Stewart, Director of Corporate Outreach, Value Reporting Foundation & SASB

Alexander Vasilescu, Trial Unit Chief, SEC's New York Regional Office

Nikolay Vydashenko, Assistant Director, SEC's Fort Worth Regional Office

Jamie Wohlert, Assistant Chief Accountant, SEC

Kate Zoladz, Associate Regional Director, Enforcement, SEC
 

FORMER REGULATORS

Jim Barratt, Forensic Accountant, AlixPartners, former SEC Enforcement Accountant

Jina Choi, Partner, Securities, Enforcement & White Collar Defense, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Chris Davis, Partner, Gray Reed, former SEC Trial Lawyer

Louis Fanzini, Chief Accounting Officer & Corporate Controller, MISTRAS Group, Inc., former FASB Industry Fellow

Courtney Haseley, Of Counsel, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Matthew Jacques, Partner, AlixPartners

Henry Klehm III, Partner, Jones Day, formerly in the Division of Enforcement, SEC

David Korvin, Attorney, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, formerly an Attorney at Division of Corporation Finance, SEC

Susan Markel, Managing Director, AlixPartners, former Chief Accountant, SEC

Scott Mascianica, Partner, Holland & Knight, former Assistant Regional Director, SEC's Division Of Enforcement

James Moloney, Corporate Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, former Special Counsel, Division of Corporation Finance, SEC

Brad Mroski, Managing Director, AlixPartners, former Assistant Chief Accountant, Division of SEC Enforcement, SEC

David Peavler, Partner, Jones Day, Former Regional Director for Enforcement, SEC

Susan Resley, Partner, Morgan Lewis, formerly in the Division of Enforcement, SEC
 

CORPORATE LEADERS, BIG 4 & OTHER MAJOR ACCOUNTING FIRMS

Christina Abbott, Managing Director, U.S. Department of Professional Practice, KPMG

Chris Ackerlund, Head of Accounting Policy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Lauren Assaf-Holmes, Corporate Associate focused on ESG, Securities Regulation, and Corporate Governance, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Douglas Bell, Global Trade Policy Leader, Ernst & Young LLP

Barry Berkowitz, Technical Accounting, Google

Jeff Bernstein, Managing Director, ICR Capital

Stuart Block, Founder, Sustas LLC

Aaron Briggs, Partner, Gibson Dunn 

Fiona Burgess, Assistant Director, EY Center for Board Matters, Ernst & Young LLP

Chad Chevalier, Managing Director, EY

Brendan Clark, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young LLP

Scott Cooley, Audit Committee Chair, Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc., Uchicago.edu

T.J. Cummiskey, Manager, Business Consulting, Ernst & Young LLP

Meghan Depp, Professional Practice Partner - SEC Services, BDO

Loral De Salvio, National Office Director, PwC

Michelle Donahue, Managing Director, Deloitte

Trevor Donelan, Partner and Managing Director, AlexPartners

Sheri Fabian, National Assurance Partner, SEC Services, BDO

Shelley Finn, Senior Financial Principal/Director, Accounting Policies, DXC Technology

Emily Fitz, Partner, Deloitte

Virginia Fogg, Chair, Special Litigation Committee, Exelon Board of Directors, Exelon

Rebecca Freeman, Senior Manager, SEC Services, BDO

Tai Fung, Director, Starbucks Coffee Company

Marissa Gerdes, Senior Manager, KPMG

Shira Goldmann, Membership & Engagement Associate, Value Reporting Foundation

Roscelle Gonzales, Director, National Assurance, SEC, BDO USA LLP

Bobbi Gwinn, Director, Professional Practice, Accounting, BDO Solutions

Lisa Habash, Professional Practice Senior Manager, SEC Services, BDO

Daniel Hammond, Assistant Corporate Controller, Motorola

Rand Hawk, Senior, Technical Accounting Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Marie Johnson, Partner, Business Consulting, Ernst & Young LLP

Kimberly Kelly, National Quality Organization Director, PwC

Bob Kerich, Senior Vice President, Bank of America

Amanda Krauss, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Tim Kviz, National Assurance Managing Partner, SEC Services, BDO

Brandon Landas, Partner, BDO

Jennifer Lee, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young LLP

Garth Leggett, Partner, PwC

David Levi, Senior Vice President, Controller & Principal Accounting Officer, Vonage

Mark Levy, Global Head of Accounting Policy and Compliance, JLL

Craig Lewandowski, Managing Director, KPMG

Denise Lucas, Director, Accounting Policy & Financial Reporting, IBM

Matt Macalusco, Director Technical Accounting, Uipath

Jesicris Manabat, National Assurance Senior Manager, SEC Services, BDO

Joe Maneri, Audit Senior Manager, Deloitte

Haima Marlier, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Danielle Matthews, Audit Senior Manager, KPMG

Sidney McClung, Partner, Jones Day

Holly Menna, Manager, ESG, Financial Accounting Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Daisy Mogrovejo, Director, Banking & Capital Markets, PwC

Greg Moore, Member – Board of Directors, Texas Roadhouse

Polia Nair, Partner, National Director, SEC Practice, CohnReznick LLP

Angela Newell, National Assurance Partner, BDO

Sean Nolan, Managing Director, EY

Carlos Orozco, Managing Director, Department of Professional Practice, KPMG

Austin Peiffer, Managing Director, KPMG

Andrea Perdomo, MDP Audit Senior Manager, Deloitte

Jonathan Perdue, National Assurance Senior Manager, SEC Services, BDO

Alejandro Rebollo, Director, Deloitte

Vadim Riber, Director, AlixPartners

Louise Santacruz, Executive Director, Department of Professional Practice, KPMG

Jeremiah Saunders, Professional Practice Group Director, BDO

Yoland Sinclair, Senior Manager, National OfficeAudit & Assurance Services, Deloitte

Evan Singer, Partner, Jones Day

John Sikora, Jr., Partner, Latham & Watkins

Matthew Slattery, Audit Senior Manager, Deloitte

Mohamed Soliman, Senior Manager, Audit & Assuance Manager, Deloitte

Patrick Spagna, Director, PwC

Kristin Sterling, Senior Manager, Sustainability, Ernst & Young LLP

Tamara Stitt, SEC Reporting Manager, Bank of America

Kristin Sullivan, Partner, Deloitte

William Thomas, Responsible AI Risk Management & Enablement Lead, EY

Kendy Thompson, Consulting Senior Manager, Ernst & Young LLP

Michael Titera, Partner, Gibson Dunn

Brian Tomlinson, Managing Director, Ernst & Young, LLP

Kal Trinkner, Senior Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability, EY

Harrison Tucker, Associate, Capital Markets & Securities, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Paloma Valor, Counsel, Jones Day

Sara Watson, Senior Manager, Global ESG Policy, Control & Assurance, Amazon

Bill Witt, Director, Accounting and Transaction Services, MorganFranklin

Alysa Wix, Manager, Audit and Assurance, Accounting and Reporting Advisory, Deloitte

Paige Woolery, Managing Director, Consulting, KPMG

Christopher Wright, Global Leader - Business Performance Improvement Solution, Protiviti

 

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