This is a webcast of the live New York session.
Why you should attend
As we continue to see many new regulations from the SEC, PCAOB and financial institution regulators, we also continue to see numerous challenges emerge for the audit committee. If you are a director or member of an audit committee, or if you advise audit committees, this program will help you understand what is required of the audit committee, and those who advise them, in this rapidly changing environment. You will hear from an expert faculty of public company directors and audit committee members, lawyers and CPAs who advise audit committees, and government regulators who oversee the audit and financial reporting processes. Each panel will offer practical advice based on real-world examples to give you the information and tools you need to successfully perform and meet the many challenges facing audit committees and boards today.
What you will learn
- The most important developments in the past year for audit committees, including SEC and PCAOB developments
- Continuing impact of the Dodd-Frank regulatory reform legislation on financial reporting and audit committees
- Dealing with the host of new regulations from the financial institution regulators - what audit committees and their advisors need to know
- Key accounting developments: important changes and GAAP/IFRS convergence update
- How to build and maintain strong compliance programs
- The audit committee’s role in overseeing risk
- Ethical issues arising when advising audit committees
- One full hour of ethics CLE credit
- Interactive panels
Who should attend
Public company directors, audit committee members, lawyers, CPAs and other public company advisors will take away valuable practical information and skills necessary to succeed in the current financial reporting environment.
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All times are E.D.T.
Morning Session: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (E.D.T.)
9:00 Opening Remarks and Introduction
John F. Olson, Gene A. Capello, Catherine L. Bromilow
9:15 SEC Developments You Need to Know About
- Latest SEC staff guidance on financial reporting, controls and risk disclosure
- The SEC rulemaking agenda for 2013
- What the SEC expects of audit committees
- Recurring issues identified in Corp Fin review
Moderator: John F. Olson
Speakers: Michael J. Gallagher, Jay D. Hanson, Mark Kronforst
10:15 PCAOB Developments: What’s Happening in the Auditing Arena?
- Continuing focus on auditor independence and skepticism
- Where does mandatory firm rotation stand - both in the United States and abroad?
- Impact of new audit committee communications standard
- Focus on audit quality - PCAOB guidance
- Auditor reporting model
- Improving the transparency of audits
- How should audit committees evaluate the eternal auditors? - CAQ guidance
Moderator: Catherine L. Bromilow
Speakers: J. Michael Cook, Linda L. Griggs, Jay D. Hanson
11:30 Financial Reporting Developments: What Audit Committees Need to Know
- Key recent SEC disclosure guidance
- What’s coming down the road in the next year? (progress of work on key convergence standards)
- Impact of key changing standards: Revenue Recognition, Leasing, Financial Instruments standards
- How can audit committees better understand complex financial reporting standards?
Moderator: Catherine L. Bromilow
Speakers: Michael J. Gallagher, Linda L. Griggs, Daghan M. Or
Afternoon Session: 1:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (E.D.T.)
1:45 Compliance: What Audit Committees Need To Know
- Role of internal audit
- New FCPA guidance
- C-suite fraud
- Crisis management
- Challenges and best practices for 2013
Moderator: Gene A. Capello
Speakers: Mary K. Bush, Frank R. Jimenez, Anthony O’Reilly, Debra Wong Yang
3:00 Risk Management: A Full Plate - But is it Too Much?
- Financial statement risk
- Earnings management
- Cyber security
- Limits to audit committee responsibility for risk management
- Auditor communications
Moderator: Gene A. Capello
Speakers: Mary K. Bush, Frank R. Jimenez, Mary R. “Nina” Henderson, Michael R. Young
4:00 Ethical Challenges for Audit Committees and Their Advisors: Look Out…the SEC and DOJ are Watching!
- How to deal with tough disclosure and financial reporting issues without getting your fingers burned
- When does the audit committee need its own counsel? Outside audit advice?
- What do you tell, to whom to you tell it and when as a problem issue emerges?
- To whom is legal counsel responsible? External auditors?
- Common pitfalls; how audit committees and their legal and accounting advisors get into trouble
Moderator: John F. Olson
Speakers: Peter J. Beshar, Mary R. “Nina” Henderson, Debra Wong Yang, Michael R. Young
Peter J. Beshar
~ Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc.
J. Michael Cook
~ Director: Comcast Corporation, International Flavors & Fragrances, Retired, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Jay D. Hanson
~ Board Member, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
Mary R. "Nina" Henderson
~ Henderson Advisory, Former Corporate Vice President Bestfoods and President Bestfoods Grocery, Director/Audit and Investment Committee Member: CNO Financial Group and Director: Walter Energy Inc.
Frank R. Jimenez
~ General Counsel, Secretary and Managing Director, Government Affairs, Bunge Ltd.
~ Associate Director (Disclosure Operations), United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Division of Corporate Finance
Daghan M. Or
~ Practice Fellow, Financial Accounting Standards Board
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