Financial Accounting & Reporting Update 2018 (Boston, United States - June 7-8, 2018)

  • ID: 4473271
  • Conference
  • Location: Boston, United States
  • 2 Days
  • Accounting Conferences and Seminars LLC
  • Conference Dates: June 7-8, 2018
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We are seeing an unprecedented level of major accounting changes from US and international standard-setters. This conference will address the latest developments in key areas. Experts from the Big Four and regional firms will lead the discussion.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the latest accounting changes in key areas
  • Recognize the timelines and key factors
  • Begin to assess the effects of these standards on your company or clients.

*Please note: events may be cancelled due to commercial or organisational reasons. In this case Research and Markets will refund all registration fees which have already been paid. Research and Markets will not refund any charges arising from the participant having to cancel or re-book transportation or accommodation which he or she has arranged.

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Agenda: DAY 1

8:00 - 8:45 - Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:45 - 10:00 - Financial Accounting Update
FASB Technical Agenda Overview
Key Learnings from Recent Lease and Rev Rec Implementations
Accounting for credit losses
What to Expect from FASB in Next Year

10:00 - 10:15 - Break

10:15 - 11:15 - Cybersecurity Update
What can you do?
Recent trends
Who is targeting you?
Methods of Attack
Phishing, Malware, Physical, Through Business Partners and Via New Technologies

11:15 - 12:30 - Accounting for Leases: New Rules
Identification of a Lease
Key Concepts
Lease Classification
Lessee and Lessor Accounting

12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch

1:30 - 3:30 - Revenue Recognition
Key provisions of new standard
Considerations and illustrative examples for collectibility, contingent revenue, sales to distributors, performance obligations over time, elimination of VSOE for software transactions, use of residual approach, term licenses, time value of money, disclosure implications

3:30 - 3:45 - Break

3:45 - 5:15 - Trump Presidency and the SEC: Handicapping the New Regulatory Environment
SEC Personnel Update
The Financial CHOICE Act
JOBS Act Implementation Update
FAST Act (aka JOBS Act 1.5)
What to Expect

Agenda: DAY 2

8:30 - 9:45 - SEC Reporting:
Opportunities for Time and Cost Savings
Form 10Q Efficiencies
Interim Financial Statements
Quantitative & Qualitative Disclosures

9:45 - 9:55 - Break

9:55 - 10:55 - Tax Update
After the election: Federal Tax Legislative Outlook for 2017 New Rules
Preparing for the financial statement impact of tax reform
State Tax: significant legislative, regulatory and case law updates

10:55 - 11:00 - Break

11:00 - 12:30 - Accounting for Stock-Based Compensation
10 Years later but still full of complex nuances
Impact on corporate income tax accounting
Calculation of earning per share
Presentation of cash flow statement

12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch

1:30 - 2:45 - Accounting for Transactions
Business Combinations
Recent Trends

2:45 - 3:00 - Break

3:00 - 4:15 - SOX & Internal Controls Update
Impact of new revenue recognition standard
Continuing evolution of COSO
Survey results

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Kristen Maynes PwC, Director Cybersecurity Consulting
Brandon Campbell PwC, Director
Ron Kiima Kiima Inc, (former SEC Assistant Chief Accountant Division of Corp Finance)
Joe Gill Andersen Tax, Managing Director
Moshe Cohen The Negotiating Table, Founder
Rick Cruickshank KPMG, Director
Keith Anderson Protiviti, Director
Seth Edwards Protiviti, Associate Director
Dave Christensen RGP, Managing Consultant

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  • CFOs (and their staff)
  • Controllers
  • VPs of Finance
  • Financial Managers
  • Internal Auditors
  • Tax Accountants
  • Treasury Staff
  • Accountants in Industry
  • Internal Control/SOX personnel
  • Consultants
  • Public Accountants
  • Educators
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Hyatt Regency Boston
One Avenue de Lafayette
MA 02111
United States


This upscale hotel is a 3-minute walk from the Downtown Crossing MBTA station and an 8-minute walk from the Boston Common.

Modern rooms feature coffeemakers and minifridges, plus desks, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms add skyline views. Suites offer living rooms. Some have kitchens and terraces. Room service is available 24/7.

There's a farm-to-table restaurant, a bar and a coffee lounge. Other amenities include an indoor saltwater pool, a 24/7 fitness room and massage services (fee), plus a business center and 30,000 sq ft of meeting space. Parking is available for a fee.

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