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

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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..

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

•  Non-GAAP Measures, Metrics & Disclosures

 

 

DAY TWO AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS


•  SEC Enforcement Issues

•  Public Company Auditing Update

•  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 Response to Market Disruptions
   – Reporting Considerations
   – Lessons Learned
• SEC Financial Disclosure Rulemaking
   – Amendments to Enhance and Standardize Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors
   – Governance Disclosures—Item 1501
   – Strategy, Business Model, and Outlook—Item 1502
   – Risk Management—Item 1503
   – Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions
   – Quantitative Disclosures
 

Break
10:30
 – 10:40 AM

Key SEC Developments (continued) 
10:40 AM – 12:25 PM
• Cybersecurity
   – Disclosure Rules
   – SEC Enforcement Priority
   – Audit Issues
• Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs)
• 10b5-1 Plans & Share Repurchases
   – Rules and Share Repurchases
   – New Requirements
• Recovery of Erroneously Awarded Compensation
• Pay vs. Performance
• SEC Disclosure Considerations for China-Based Operations
• Staff Accounting Bulletins
• Staff Guidance on Materiality
• Legislative Update
• SEC Staff Comments & Trends
   – Non-GAAP Measures
   – Reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP Measures
   – Management's Discussion and Analysis (MD&A)
   – Segment Reporting
   – Risk Factors—Climate Change Matters
   – ASC 606
   – Proxy Statements

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

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 and 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
• Enforcement Process
• Current Enforcement Trends & Developments

  – Recent Priorities
  – Earnings and Reserves Management
  – Non-GAAP Measures
  – Internal Controls
  – Insider Trading
  – Cybersecurity
  – Electronic Communications
  – Executive Perk Transaction Disclosures
  – ESG Enforcement
  – Whistleblowers
  – SOX 304 Clawbacks

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 Inspections
   – Inspection Objectives and Approach

   – Common Deficiencies
   – Good Practice Observations
• Current Standard Setting Activities
   – Research Projects
   – Quality Control
   – Auditor Responsibilities
   – Noncompliance
   – Audit Procedures involving Technology-Assisted Analysis

• Other Current Events
   – The Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act (HFCAA) Regarding China

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 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:
• SOX Program Governance Structure
   – Lines of Defense (LOD)
   – Accountability and Communications Framework
   – Integrated Risk and Assurance
   – ESG
   – Culture and Education
• Focus Areas & Trends
   – PCAOB Inspection Themes
   – SOX Function as a Controls Advisor and Driver of Change
   – Automation in Control Activities
   – Automation in Testing
   – SOX Testing Evolution
   – Program Components and Strategies
   – Better Practices for SOX Programs

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 Concerns
• 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

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

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

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 Industry Fellow

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

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

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

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

Aaron Briggs, Partner. Gibson Dunn 

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

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

Meghan Depp, Professional Practice Partner - SEC Services, BDO

Michelle Donahue, Managing Director, Deloitte

Trevor Donelan, Partner and Managing Director, AlexPartners

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

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

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 Solutions

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

Daniel Hammond, Assistant Corporate Controller, Motorola

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

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

Jeff Joseph, Partner, PwC

Karen Keelty, Assurance Partner, National Office, PwC

Kimberly Kelly, National Quality Organization Director, PwC

Bob Kerich, Senior Vice President, Bank of America

Amanda Krauss, Partner, Ernst & Young LLP

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

Matt Macalusco, Director Technical Accounting, Uipath

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

Joe Maneri, Audit Senior Manager, Deloitte

Haima Marlier, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP

Danielle Matthews, Audit Senior Manager, KPMG

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

Carlos Orozco, Managing Director, Department of Professional Practice, KPMG

Austin Peiffer, Managing Director, KPMG

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

Louise Santacruz, Executive Director, Department of Professional Practice, KPMG

Jeremiah Saunders, Professional Practice Group Director, BDO

Tina Schmelcke, Director, PwC

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

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

Patrick Spagna, Director, PwC

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

Michael Titera, Partner, Gibson Dunn

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

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

Christopher Wright, Global Leader - Business Performance Improvement Solution, Protiviti
 

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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