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 the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), from the FASB, SEC, PCAOB, IASB, AICPA and other rulemakers. Plus, our new immersive platform allows you to interact with the speakers and other attendees, as well as participate in lively panel discussions.

Introducing our Conference Flex Pass! For the ultimate in flexibility, sign up for two consecutive or non-consecutive days of the same conference! (Non-consecutive days must be purchased at the same time.)
 

DAY ONE AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS


•  Key SEC Developments

•  ESG & Financial Reporting        

•  FASB Update

•  Public Company Auditing Update

 

 

DAY TWO AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS


•  SEC Enforcement Issues

•  Non-GAAP Measures, Metrics & Disclosures

•  Best Practices for Dealing with Corporate
   Ethics & Compliance Risks

•  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 the Geopolitical Environment
   – Russian invasion of Ukraine and supply chain issues
      – Disclosure Considerations
   – Remaining Impact from COVID
• SEC Financial Disclosure Rulemaking
• Amendments to Modernize, Simplify, and Enhance Certain Parts of Reg. S-K
   – MD&A and Other Disclosures
   – Critical Accounting Estimates
   – Trends and Takeaways
• Amendments to Enhance and Standardize Climate-Related Disclosures
   – Investor demand for ESG
      – Disclosures outside of the financial statements
   – Disclosures in the audited financial statements
      – Governance Disclosures
   – Risk Management
      – GHG Emissions
• Cybersecurity
   – Proposed Disclosure Rules
   – Best Practices
   – Enforcement Priority
 

Break
10:30
 – 10:40 AM

Key SEC Developments (continued) 
10:40 AM – 12:25 PM
• Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs)
• 10b5-1 Plans & Share Repurchases
• Pay vs. Performance
• Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act (HFCAA)
• SEC Disclosure Considerations for China-based Operations
• Staff Accounting Bulletins
• Staff Guidance on Materiality
• SEC Enforcement Activities
• Legislative Update
• SEC Staff Comments and Trends

Lunch
12:25
 – 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

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

Public Company Auditing Update
4:20 – 5:20 PM
• Leadership & Organizational Updates
• Standard-Setting Activities
   – Short-Term Standard Setting Projects

      – Quality control
      – Noncompliance with Laws and Regulations
      – Attestation Standards
      – Other Auditors
      – Going Concern
      – Confirmations
   – Mid-Term Standard Setting Projects
      – Substantive Analytical Procedures
      – Fraud
      – Interim Ethics and Independence
      – Interim Standards

   – Data and technology
   – Audit Evidence
• Inspections
   – Deficiencies in engagements
   – PCAOB inspection highlights
   – Future Areas of Focus
• Other Publications & Areas of Focus
   – PCAOB Spotlights
   – PCAOB Agreement with Chinese Authorities

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 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

Break
10:15
 – 10:20 AM

Non-GAAP Measures, Metrics & Disclosures 
10:20 – 11:20 AM

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

Break
11:20
 – 11:25 AM

Best Practices for Dealing with Corporate Ethics & Compliance Risks
11:25 AM 
– 12:30 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

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
• Cybersecurity & Ransomware

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

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 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:
• Governance Structure
   – Maximize risk coverage and resources
   – Lines of Defense (LOD) model
• ICFR Program
   – Effectiveness and efficiency of operations
   – Reliability of reporting
   – Compliance with laws and regulations
• SOX Section 302 Certifications
• Scope and Mix of Controls Testing
• Information Produced by the Entity (IPE)
• Population Completeness
• Related Parties
   – Document, maintain, and establish controls
   – PCAOB Auditing Standard 18
• Deficiency Impact Analysis
• Remediation of Deficiencies
• Major System Implementations
• Service Organization Controls Reports
• Segregation of Duties
• New Guidance on Testing Application Controls
• Leveraging Technology and Tools
• ESG
   – ESG risk management
   – Disclosure controls and procedures (DCPs)
   – Internal control over financial reporting (ICFR)

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:
• 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
5:10
 – 5:20 PM

Conference Ends
5:20 PM

 

Speakers

CURRENT REGULATORS

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
 

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

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
 

CORPORATE LEADERS, BIG 4 & OTHER MAJOR ACCOUNTING FIRMS

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

Chad Chevalier, Managing Director, EY

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, Professional Practice Partner - SEC Services, 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

Emily Fitz, Partner, Deloitte

Rebecca Freeman, Senior Manager, SEC Services, BDO

Tai Fung, Director, Starbucks Coffee Company

Gayatri Surendran, Manager, Internal Audit, Ernst & Young LLP

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, Business Consulting, 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

Polia Nair, Partner, National Director, SEC Regulatory Matters, CohnReznick LLP

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

Vadim Riber, Director, AlixPartners

Elizabeth Saunders, Partner, Clermont Partners, LLC

Jeremiah Saunders, Professional Practice Group Director, BDO

Tina Schmelcke, Director, PwC

Rishab Shetty, Manager, Business Consulting, Ernst & Young LLP

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

John Sikora, Jr., Partner, Latham & Watkins

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

Michael Tippett, Senior Manager Business Consulting, EY

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

Paloma Valor, Counsel, Jones Day

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

Paige Woolery, Managing Director, Consulting, KPMG
 

LEGAL & OTHER REPORTING SPECIALISTS

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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