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

CPE Credit: 18 Hours

Price: $899.00

NASBA Field of Study: Accounting

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

 

Overview

This is the one Virtual 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, online 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. Plus, our new immersive platform allows you to interact with the speakers and other attendees, as well as participate in lively panel discussions.

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DAY ONE AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS


•  Key SEC Developments

•  ESG & Financial Reporting        

•  FASB Update

•  Non-GAAP Measures, Metrics & Disclosures

 

 

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  Group Internet-Based.

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:

• General SEC Update
• SEC Reporting in Response to Market Disruptions
   – Reporting Considerations
   – Lessons Learned
• SEC Financial Disclosure Rulemaking
   – Beneficial Ownership Reporting
   – Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs)
   – Amendments to Enhance and Standardize Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors
   – SEC Disclosure Considerations for China-based Operations
   – Cybersecurity
   – Staff Accounting Bulletins
   – 10b5-1 Plans & Share Repurchases
   – Recovery of Erroneously Awarded Compensation
   – Pay vs. Performance
 

Break
10:30
 – 10:40 AM

Key SEC Developments (continued) 
10:40 AM – 12:25 PM
• Staff Guidance on Materiality
• SEC Comments & Trends
   – MD&A
   – Non-GAAP Measures
   – Segment Reporting
   – ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers
   – Climate-related Disclosures
• Cybersecurity
• Staff Accounting Bulletins
• Legislative Update

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 from March 6, 2024 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 Final Approved SEC Rule, Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD)
   and California Rules 253 and 261

• The Practical Considerations in Implementing the Approved Rules and Directives, and Complying
   with Multiple Regulations

• The New Climate-related Financial Statement Footnote & SOXification of It

• How to Prepare for the Assurance Reports by an Independent Third Party
• 
The Importance of the Internal Control over Sustainability Reporting (ICSR)

Break
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)

Break
4:15 – 4:20 PM

Non-GAAP Measures, Metrics & Disclosures 
4:20 – 5:20 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

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:
• 
Leadership & Organizational Updates
• PCAOB Agenda
• Standard-Setting Updates
   – Short- and mid-term projects

   – Research projects
• PCAOB Inspections
• Technology in the Audit
   – Automation
   – Artificial Intelligence
   – Data-driven audits
   
– Advanced analytics
   – Centralization/Service Centers
   – Cybersecurity

• Risk Assessment & ICFR Reminders
• Other Current Events

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.
• Gain a clear understanding of the concept of AI and its evolution in the finance and accounting sector,
   learning about its potential to transform traditional financial processes and systems
• Analyze emerging AI use cases in finance and accounting, focusing on their practical applications
   in finance and accounting

• Discuss the potential limitations, risks and challenges of AI implementation in finance and accounting
   and risk mitigations through responsible AI governance

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:
• Geopolitical Risk & Sanctions
• Artificial Intelligence
• Clawback Rules
• Breach Disclosures
• 
SEC Climate Rule & CSRD, ISSB, CA SB 253

• Expanded Human Capital Disclosures
• Cybersecurity & Ransomware

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:
• Understanding Internal Control over Financial Reporting
• Critical Audit Matters (CAMs)
• Select SEC 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:
• Management's Discussion & Analysis (MD&A)
• Segment Reporting
• Risk Factors—Climate Change Matters
• Revenue Recognition

• Fair Value Measurements
• Exhibits, Signatures & Agreements
• Intangible Assets & Goodwill
• Contingencies
• Asset Impairment

• Inventory & Cost of Sales
• Income Taxes

• Acquisitions & Business Combinations

Closing Remarks
5:10
 – 5:20 PM

Conference Ends
5:20 PM

 

Speakers

CURRENT REGULATORS

Anne McKinley, Assistant 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

 

FORMER REGULATORS

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

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

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

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

Stuart Block, Founder, Sustas LLC

Aaron Briggs, Partner, Gibson Dunn 

Chad Chevalier, Managing Director, EY

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

Meghan Depp, Professional Practice Partner - SEC Services, BDO

Loral De Salvio, National Office Director, PwC

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

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

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

Daniel Hammond, Assistant Corporate Controller, Motorola

Gina Hancock, Associate Attorney, Gibson Dunn

Justine Jacob, Technical Director, Morgan Franklin

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

Kimberly Kelly, National Quality Organization Director, PwC

Amanda Krauss, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

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

Julia Lapitskaya, Partner, Gibson Dunn

Jennifer Lee, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young LLP

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

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

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

Matt Macalusco, Director Technical Accounting, Uipath

Danielle Matthews, Audit Senior Manager, KPMG

Sidney McClung, Partner, Jones Day

Colleen McManus, Senior Manager, Morgan Franklin

Daisy Mogrovejo, Director, Banking & Capital Markets, PwC

William Molloie, Audit Committee Chair, Silvaco Inc.

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

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

Patrick Spagna, Director, PwC

Kristin Sullivan, Partner, Deloitte

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

Michael Titera, Partner, Gibson Dunn

Kevin Tollison, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

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

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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