International Operations Accounting Virtual Conference: Current Trends in Accounting, Tax & Financial Planning Strategies

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International Operations Accounting Virtual Conference: Current Trends in Accounting, Tax & Financial Planning Strategies

CPE Credit: 16 Hours

Price: $899.00

NASBA Field of Study: Accounting

$499 per day or take both days for just $899!

 

Overview

At this timely and all-new Virtual Conference for financial professionals serving global businesses, our unmatchable team of financial executives from international companies will supply you with up-to-date information and expert guidance on the latest developments, best practices and proven strategies for successfully dealing with today's toughest international accounting, tax, currency and financial planning problems. In addition to the impact of COVID-19 on global contracting, you will also learn how to overcome the challenges of managing your finance and accounting functions in a post-COVID environment.

Join us for this exclusive, online Conference, and take advantage of our new immersive platform to get your questions answered by CFOs from multinational corporations in real-time!

This two-day Virtual Conference is comprised of two 8-hour sessions. Take both days for just $899!
 

DAY ONE AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS


•  Meeting Today's Global Challenges

•  International Cash & Treasury Management,
   including Hedging Foreign Currency Risk

•  Global Contracting in the New Post-COVID
   World

•  Update on International Taxation

•  The Latest Developments in Transfer Pricing

•  Ethics, FCPA, Fraud & Disclosure Process in
   an International Environment

 

DAY TWO AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS


•  Current Challenges in Establishing Shared
   Services Centers

•  Cybersecurity: Effectively Dealing with
   Today's New International Risks & Threats

•  Outsourcing Accounting & Finance
   Operations

•  Multinational Accounting Systems
   Complexities

•  Financial Leadership Roundtable Discussion

•  Recent Developments at the FASB & IASB

 

LEARNING OBJECTIVE  To update financial professionals who deal with international operations on the latest developments, best practices
and strategies for handling international accounting, tax and financial planning issues in a post-COVID world.

PREREQUISITE  None.    ADVANCE PREPARATION  None.    PROGRAM LEVEL  Update.    NASBA FIELD OF STUDY  Accounting.    DELIVERY METHOD  Group Internet-Based.

Agenda

DAY ONE AGENDA


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

Meeting Today's Global Challenges
9:00 – 10:00 AM
Get an overview of the changing global economic landscape, including US trade relations, and the
impact of Brexit on international companies and trade negotiations.

Break
10:00 – 10:10 AM

International Cash & Treasury Management, including Hedging Foreign Currency Risk
10:10
– 11:25 AM
This session will focus on some of the latest techniques and strategies deployed by multinational
companies when managing international cash (including mobilizing global cash), as well as treasury
operations. It will also bring participants up-to-date on the latest technology available when dealing
with multinational assets, and specifically address methods of maximizing returns in today's
global market.

Break
11:25 – 11:35 AM

Global Contracting in the New Post-COVID World
11:35 AM– 12:35 PM
This session will focus on hot-button issues and best practices for creating and managing the
contracting process on a global scale. It will also highlight the inherent risks involved in international
contracting and the necessary controls required.

Lunch
12:35
– 1:20 PM

Update on International Taxation
1:20
 – 2:20 PM
This session will provide accountants and tax professionals with an in-depth examination of
legislation changes in international taxation that impact cross-border tax planning, including:

• Taxation of foreign-source income
• Deduction of foreign-source dividends received
• Treatment of sales or transfers of stock in foreign corporations
• Expansion of Subpart F: new FDII ownership rules
• Global Intangible Low-Tax Income (GILTI)
• Foreign Derived Intangible Income deduction
• Code §962 election and subsequent distributions
• Changes in tax laws of various foreign jurisdictions with an emphasis on Europe after BEPS
   and ATAD II
• European attacks on state aid
• DAC 6 and ATAD II adopted by European Commission
• The Danish cases in the European Court of Justice

Break
2:20 – 2:25 PM

The Latest Developments in Transfer Pricing
2:25 – 3:25 PM
Following BEPS and the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, dramatic changes to worldwide transfer-pricing legislation
and Customs rules have made old plans obsolete. This insightful session will explore:
Country-by-Country reporting and documentation
Value creation
New OECD intangible asset definition in action
New services pricing guidance
Strategies for managing US and “Rest-of-OECD” transfer pricing policies

The groundwork for updated financial transactions rules
Customs informed Compliance and Reasonable Care
Entry requirements and procedures
Rulings and legal opinions
Classification and valuation
First Sale Rule
Countervailing and antidumping duties
Duty reduction programs (NAFTA, other free trade area agreements)
Trump tariffs and Section 301 against China
Duty elimination programs

Break
3:25 – 3:30 PM

Ethics, FCPA, Fraud & Disclosure Process in an International Environment
3:30
 – 4:45 PM
This session will discuss key challenges faced by multinational companies when dealing with Ethics,
FCPA, Fraud & the Disclosure Process in an international environment. Specifically, the focus will
be on:

• International risk compliance

FCPA hidden traps
• Foreign government anti-corruptions measures
• Effective compliance programs
• Ethics training for employees, field inspections, and more

 

DAY TWO AGENDA


Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:30 – 8:35 AM

Current Challenges in Establishing Shared Services Centers
8:35
– 9:35 AM
"Beyond Shared Services" a term commonly used within the international arenarefers to work by individuals residing in different countries, working together as contractors to provide shared services.  We will discuss the issues and benefits regarding global services in relation to remote work and "working around the clock." Find out how shared services can benefit your organization in a tight US market, and help locate specialized talent at a reasonable cost.

Break
9:35
– 9:45 AM

Cybersecurity: Effectively Dealing with Today's New International Risks & Threats
9:45 – 11:15 AM
Organizations' risk exposure is constantly changing due to changes in business, technology, regulatory requirements, and the cyber threat landscape. Risk exposure is heightened for companies that operate globally. This session will focus on understanding risks for their highest criticality assets, establishing an effective and sustainable risk and control assessment program, adhering to applicable regulations, and establishing the foundation to drive a risk-aware culture.

Break
11:15
– 11:25 AM

Outsourcing Accounting & Finance Operations
11:25 AM– 12:25 PM

Lunch
12:25 – 1:10 PM

Multinational Accounting Systems Complexities
1:10 – 2:10 PM

Financial accounting becomes increasingly complicated when multinational companies are tasked with preparing financial statements under US GAAP and IFRS. Additional issues arise when audited financial statements must satisfy local country requirements. In this session, we will discuss:
• Requirements for maintaining multiple ledgers (Statutory, IFRS and US GAAP)
Technology for recording and maintaining adjustments
• Additional internal controls necessary in a multinational reporting environment
• Best practices for using ERP and consolidation systems to record foreign currency and translation
  adjustments

Break
2:10
 – 2:20 PM

Financial Leadership Roundtable Discussion
2:20 – 3:20 PM
A panel of CFOs from multinational corporations will discuss how they deal with the challenges of:
• Hiring international talent
Keeping current with new accounting and tax regulations
• Dealing with cultural differences (especially in mergers and acquisitions)
• Creating uniform processes and systems in international business
• Legal issues arising from international commerce

Break
3:20
 – 3:30 PM

Recent Developments at the FASB & IASB
3:30– 5:00 PM
• Current active agendas
• Recently completed projects and related implementation issues
• Recently issued Exposure Drafts and other formal projects
• Accounting updates with upcoming effective dates

Conference Ends
5:00 PM

Speakers

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS


Michael Berbari, Director, Duff & Phelps

Louis Fanzini, Global Controller, Vonage, former FASB Industry Fellow, FASB

Rosemary Ferrero, President, Ferrero Business Consulting

Masami Katayama, Director International Controller, China & Asia Pacific, Starbucks

Paul Koppel, Director, Transfer Pricing, Duff & Phelps

David Levi, SVP Controller, Principal Accounting Officer, Vonage

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

Robert Mason, Corporate Controller, Dole Food Company

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