International Operations Accounting Virtual Conference 2020: Current Trends in Accounting, Tax & Financial Planning Strategies

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International Operations Accounting Virtual Conference 2020: 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!



At this unique, highly targeted Virtual Conference, our unmatchable team of financial executives from international companies—along with former regulatorswill 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.

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!


•  Meeting Today's Global Challenges

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

•  Global Contracting—Hot Buttons

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

•  Update on International Taxation

•  The Latest Developments in Transfer Pricing
    & Custom Issues

•  Update on Customs Issues & Laws



•  Current Challenges in Establishing Shared
   Service Centers

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

•  International Lease Accounting Issues

•  Multinational Accounting Systems

•  CFO 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.




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.

10:00 – 10:10 AM

International Cash & Treasury Management, including Hedging Foreign Currency Risk
– 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.

11:25 – 11:35 AM

Global Contracting—Hot Buttons
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.

– 1:05 PM

Ethics, FCPA, Fraud & Disclosure Process in an International Environment
 – 2:05 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

2:05 – 2:15 PM

Update on International Taxation
2:15 PM
 – 3:15 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

3:15 – 3:25 PM

The Latest Developments in Transfer Pricing & Customs Issues
3:25 – 4:25 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

4:25 – 4:35 PM

Update on Customs Issues & Laws
4:35 – 5:35 PM



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

Current Challenges in Establishing Shared Services Centers
– 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.

– 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.

– 11:25 AM

International Lease Accounting Issues
11:25 AM– 12:25 PM
The New Lease Accounting Standards present major challenges for companies that report under both US GAAP and IFRS. As a result, international companies need to maintain two sets of lease calculations for each operating lease, and two sets of balance sheet reconciliations to track liability and asset balances. This session will focus on:
Recording operating leases under ASC 842
• ROU asset balances, depreciation and liability under IFRS 16
• Significant differences in EBITDA and EBTDA under US GAAP and IFRS
• Discount rate requirements and de minimus assets
• Software and additional controls for maintaining two different income statements

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

 – 2:20 PM

CFO 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

 – 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



Michael Berbari, Director, Duff & Phelps

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

Rosemary Ferrero, President, Ferrero Business Consulting

Masami Katayama, Director 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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