SEC Conference: An Accounting & Reporting Update for Public Companies

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


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SEC Conference: An Accounting & Reporting Update for Public Companies

CPE Credit: 18 Hours

Price: $1,795.00



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.

You'll be brought up to speed on how to effectively deal with all of the new financial accounting and reporting requirements and regulations, as well as on doing business in a post-COVID world, from the FASB, SEC, PCAOB, IASB, AICPA and other rulemakers.


•  Key SEC Developments

•  ESG & Financial Reporting        

•  FASB Update

•  Non-GAAP Measures, Metrics & Disclosures


•  SEC Enforcement Issues

•  Public Company Auditing Update

•  Best Practices for Dealing with Corporate
   Ethics & Compliance Risks

•  Hot Button Issues for Public Companies
   —Expert Panel Discussion

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.





Deluxe Continental Breakfast & Registration
8:00 – 8:45 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks
 – 9:00 AM

Key SEC Developments
 – 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:

General SEC Update
SEC Reporting in a Geopolitical Environment
– Suggested disclosure considerations
      – Sanctions

      – Investors, employees, and other stakeholders
      – Russia or other government nationalization of assets
      – Risk assessment

      – Cybersecurity
      – Critical accounting estimates
      – Import/export bans and supply chain disruptions

      – Non-GAAP
      – Controls
   – COVID-19 

 – 10:40 AM

Key SEC Developments (continued) 
10:40 AM – 12:25 PM
SEC Financial Disclosure Rulemaking
   – Amendments to modernize, simplify and enhance 300 Series of Regulation S-K
     – MD&A liquidity disclosure requirements
     – Critical accounting estimates
     – General trends and takeaways
   – Climate-related disclosures for investors

   – Cybersecurity
   – Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs)
   – 10b5-1 plans and share repurchases
   – Pay vs. performance

   – Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act (HFCAA)
   – Commission-Identified Issuers
   – SEC disclosure considerations for China-based operations

SEC Guidance on Materiality

• Legislative Update
• Staff Comments & Trends

 – 1:10 PM

ESG & Financial Reporting
1:10 – 2:40 PM
Though not yet fully regulated, public ESG reporting has essentially become mandatory for larger public companies due to market-driven pressures. This reporting has continued to cascade down to smaller public companies, private companies, private equity and venture-backed entities, and even pre-IPOs and recent IPOs. While ESG reporting is still developing to some degree, that development is moving fast in terms of stakeholder expectations, shareholder voting, and framework and standard selection, including new regulation coming from the SEC and others. Recent activities by the IFRS Foundation and the formation of an International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) will accelerate the standardization of reporting over the next several years. This session will cover the:
Current State of the ESG Ecosystem

ESG Reporting Landscape & Regulatory Updates
Institutional Investor Priorities

Role of the Finance Function

2:40 – 2:45 PM

FASB Update
2:45 – 4:15 PM

FASB’s recent changes will have a huge impact on business in many important areas, such as lease accounting, financial instruments, revenue recognition, business combinations, and more. This session will update you on what these changes are, including:
Accounting Standard Updates
FASB's Technical Agenda
Select New Standards
Revised Effective Dates—"Two Bucket" Approach

Recently Issued Exposure Documents (EDs)
Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF)

4:15 – 4:20 PM

Non-GAAP Measures, Metrics & Disclosures 
4:20 – 5:35 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 and KPIs
SEC Staff Guidance
Recent Comment Letter Trends

Closing Remarks
5:35 – 5:45 PM

Cocktail Reception
5:45 – 6:45 PM



Deluxe Continental Breakfast & Registration
7:45 – 8:30 AM

Welcome & Opening Remarks
 – 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 learn the best ways to avoid trouble, and how to handle SEC investigations and enforcement actions if they do come your way. In this session, we will cover:
ESG, SPACs & Other Risk Factors
• SEC Enforcement Actions & Penalties
Sources of Investigations

Investigation Process
Arsenal of SEC Enforcement Weapons
Conduct of Individuals

Financial Reporting & Disclosure Trends
Mistakes Public Companies Make
Whistleblower Program Update
Recent Trends & Developments

  – ESG
  – Crypto
  – Ukraine

 – 10:20 AM

Public Company Auditing Update
10:20 – 11:20 AM
Inspections Update
   – COVID and remote working
   – Critical Audit Matters (CAMs)

Current Standard-Setting Activities

      – Quality control
      – Substantive analytical procedures
      – Fraud
      – Interim standards and ethics
      – Data and technology

• Other Current Trends
   – Audit considerations related to the invasion of Ukraine
   – PCAOB inspection reports
   – HFCAA determinations regarding China
   – Staff guidance on Form AP

 – 11:25 AM

Best Practices for Dealing with Corporate Ethics & Compliance Risks
11:25 AM
– 12:40 PM
Learn how performing periodic risk assessments, and implementing successful compliance and ethics
programs, can help protect your business. Experts will discuss:

State Law & Federal Duties
Compliance Program & Federal Law

• Relevant DOJ Guidance
• Risk Assessment
Incentives & Disciplinary Measures

12:40 – 1:25 PM

Hot Button Issues for Public Companies—Expert Panel Discussion
1:25 – 2:40 PM
Industry, auditing, legal and other experts will discuss how public companies are dealing with:
Geopolitical Risk & Sanctions
Cybersecurity & Ransomware

Financial Reporting Best Practices
• Climate Change, De-Carbonization
• Recruiting & Developing Accounting/Finance Talents

 – 2:45 PM

Internal Controls—Hot Topics
2:45 – 4:00 PM
This session will provide an update on current trends associated with a company’s internal control environmentincluding important ESG factorsand 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:
Documentation Expectations Associated with Management Review Controls
• Considerations Associated with Information Produced by the Entity
• IT System Implementation Considerations
• Service Organizations & Controls Reports
• Monitoring Activities & Evaluating Deficiencies
• Using Digital Audit Techniques

The Current ESG Risk Landscape
• Internal Controls to Unlock ESG's Strategic Value

 – 4:05 PM

Frequently Encountered Accounting & SEC Reporting Topics
4:05 – 5:20 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:
• Non-GAAP Financial Measures
• Management's Discussion & Analysis (MD&A)
• Contingencies
• Segment Reporting
• Revenue Recognition

• Fair Value Measurements
• Asset Impairment

• Goodwill & Other Indefinite-Lived Intangible Assets
• Inventory & Cost of Sales
• Income Taxes—Estimating Annual Effective Tax Rate

• Going Concern
• Amendments to Regulation S-K items 301, 302 & 303
• Amendments to Rule 3-05 and Article 11: Changes to Reporting Acquisitions & Dispositions

• Business Combinations

Closing Remarks
 – 5:30 PM

Conference Ends
5:30 PM




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

Matt Jacques, Chief Accountant, Division of SEC Enforcement, SEC

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

Maren Meyers, Educational Content Manager, IFRS Foundation

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

George Wilfert, Deputy Director, Office of Research & Analysis, PCAOB

Jamie Wohlert, Assistant Chief Accountant, SEC

Kate Zoladz, Associate Regional Director, Enforcement, SEC


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Scott Angeloff, Manager, Business Consulting, Ernst & Young LLP

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

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

Andrea Campion, Team Lead, SEC Reporting, Google

Emily Childs, Senior Manager, Deloitte

Brendan Clark, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young LLP

Scott Cooley, Independent Director & Chairman of Audit Committee, Diamond Hill Investment Group, Inc.

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

Meghan Depp, Senior Manager, Assurance National SEC Department, Audit Matters, BDO

Michelle Donahue, Managing Director, Deloitte

Angela Donnelly, Partner, PwC

Rani Doyle, Executive Director, Center for Board Matters, Ernst & Young LLP

Sheri Fabian, National Assurance Partner – SEC Services, BDO

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

Rebecca Freeman, Managing Director, BDO

Tai Fung, Director, Starbucks Coffee Company

Shira Goldmann, Membership & Engagement Associate, Value Reporting Foundation

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

Ted Guy, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Bobbi Gwinn, Director, Professional Practice, Accounting, BDO

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

Nykema Jackson, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

Marie Johnson, Partner, Assurance and Advisory, Ernst & Young LLP

Jeff Joseph, Partner, PwC

Karen Keelty, Assurance Partner, National Office, PwC

Bob Kerich, Senior Vice President, Bank of America

Kurt Kuehn, former UPS CFO, Board Member, LocatorX, Henry Schein, and SASB

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

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

Joe Maneri, Audit Senior Manager, Deloitte

Haima Marlier, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

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

Angela Newell, National Assurance Partner, BDO

Andrea Perdomo, MDP Audit Senior Manager, Deloitte

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

Chris Power, Senior Manager of Technical Accounting and SEC Reporting, Salesforce

Alejandro Rebollo, Director, Deloitte

Barbara Ruane, Global Director of Revenue Recognition, JLL

Elizabeth Saunders, Partner, Clermont Partners, LLC

Tina Schmelcke, Director, PwC

Meaghan Schmidt, Managing Director, AlixPartners

Matthew Slattery, Audit Senior Manager, Deloitte

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

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

Tamara Stitt, SEC Reporting Manager, Bank of America

Kristin Sullivan, Partner, Deloitte

Kendy Thompson, Consulting Senior Manager, Ernst & Young LLP

Hannah Welch, Assurance Senior Manager, Ernst & Young LLP

Bill Witt, Director, Accounting and Transaction Services, MorganFranklin

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


Shaswat Das, Counsel, King & Spalding LLP

Maia Gez, Partner, White & Case LLP

Hillary Holmes, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

John Tang, Partner, Jones Day

Mike Titera, Associate, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Robyn Zolman, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP



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