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Second Annual Dealing with MD&A Hot Topics

Recorded on: Feb. 16, 2017
Running Time: 01:03:42

CPE credit (NASBA QAS Self-Study) is available by completing and passing the program’s CPE Review & Exam.


Lecture Topics [Total time 01:03:42]

Upon the successful completion of this program, the participant will be able to:

  • Recognize current developments in the overall objective and structure of MD&A.
  • Apply the requirements for discussion of causal factors and forward-looking information in MD&A to areas including foreign exchange rate changes and commodity price levels.
  • List current hot topics relevant for consideration when drafting MD&A.

Course Overview:

This program will focus on:

  • The ongoing evolution of cybersecurity disclosures.
    • Relevance to MD&A and information to be disclosed.
  • Foreign exchange historical and prospective disclosures for 2016/17.
    • Using constant currency disclosures for foreign exchange impacts and risks.
  • Commodity price historical and prospective disclosures for 2016/17.
  • Quantification of changes in operations.
  • Pointers on drafting the overview.
    • Five ways to improve MD&A.
    • Example drafting and review processes.
  • Frequent SEC comments on MD&A.
    • Lessons from recent MD&A enforcement cases, including “known trends.”
    • Why hasn’t the SEC issued any new MD&A guidance in recent years?

CPE Program Level:

Update

Intended Audience:

In-house counsel, outside attorneys, board members, corporate officers, and other allied professionals responsible for the preparation of public reporting and disclosure documents, particularly with respect to drafting and reviewing MD&A.

Prerequisites:

A background in the preparation of public reporting and disclosure documents, particularly with respect to drafting and reviewing MD&A.

Advanced Preparation:

None

Instructional Method:

QAS Self-Study

Updated:

February 2017

Speaker(s)
Carol A Stacey, MSA, CPA ~ Director, SEC Institute, a Division of PLI
George M Wilson, MBA, CPA ~ Director, SEC Institute, a Division of PLI
General credit information about this format appears below. For credit information specific to this program, please choose your jurisdiction(s) in the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page.

SEC Institute’s live and on-demand webcasts are single-user license products intended for an individual registrant only. Credit will be issued only to the individual registered.


U.S. MCLE States

Alabama:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of online programs per reporting period.

Alaska:  All SEC Institute products can fulfill Alaska’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via SEC Institute products.

Arizona:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “interactive CLE” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via interactive CLE programs.

Arkansas:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments are not approved for Arkansas CLE credit.

California:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “participatory” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via participatory programs.

Colorado:  All SEC Institute products can fulfill Colorado’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via SEC Institute products.

Connecticut: Effective January 1, 2017, all SEC Institute products can fulfill Connecticut’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via SEC Institute products.

Delaware:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “eCLE” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of eCLE per reporting period, no more than 6 of which may be audio-only.

Florida:  All SEC Institute products can fulfill Florida’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via SEC Institute products.

Georgia:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “in-house” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 in-house credits per reporting period.

Hawaii:  All SEC Institute products can fulfill Hawaii’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via SEC Institute products.

Idaho:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Illinois:  All SEC Institute products can fulfill Illinois' CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via SEC Institute products.

Indiana:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments do not qualify for credit.

Iowa:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “unmoderated” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of unmoderated programs per reporting period.

Kansas:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “prerecorded” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of prerecorded programs per reporting period.

Kentucky:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “non-live” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 non-live credits per reporting period.

Louisiana:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 4 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Maine:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5.5 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Minnesota:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “on-demand” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 on-demand credits per reporting period.

Mississippi:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Missouri:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Montana:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Nebraska:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “computer-based learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 5 credits of computer-based learning per reporting period.

Nevada:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “self-study” credit. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via self-study programs.

New Hampshire:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of self-study per reporting period.

New Jersey:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “alternative verifiable learning formats” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of alternative verifiable learning formats per reporting period.

New Mexico:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 4 credits of self-study per reporting period.

New York

Experienced Attorneys:  All SEC Institute products can fulfill New York’s CLE requirements for experienced attorneys. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via SEC Institute products.

Newly Admitted Attorneys:  SEC Institute’s transitional MP3 audio segments can be used to fulfill the requirements for New York newly admitted attorneys. Only professional practice and law practice management credits may be earned via transitional MP3 audio segments. Ethics and skills credits may not be earned via MP3 audio segments.

North Carolina:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of online programs per reporting period.

North Dakota:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Ohio:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Oklahoma:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “online, on-demand” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of online, on-demand programs per reporting period.

Oregon:  All SEC Institute products can fulfill Oregon’s CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via SEC Institute products.

Pennsylvania:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Puerto Rico:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “non-traditional” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of non-traditional programs per reporting period.

Rhode Island:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “on-demand” credit. Attorneys are limited to 3 on-demand credits per reporting period.

South Carolina:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “alternatively delivered” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of alternatively delivered programs per reporting period.

Tennessee:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “distance learning” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of distance learning per reporting period.

Texas:  All SEC Institute products can fulfill Texas’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via SEC Institute products.

Utah:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Vermont:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 10 credits of self-study per reporting period.

Virgin Islands:  All SEC Institute products can fulfill the Virgin Islands’ CLE requirements. There is no limit to the number of credits an attorney can earn via SEC Institute products.

Virginia:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “pre-recorded” credit. Attorneys are limited to 8 credits of pre-recorded programs per reporting period.

Washington:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “A/V” credit. Attorneys are limited to 22.5 credits of A/V programs per reporting period.

West Virginia:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “online” credit. Attorneys are limited to 12 credits of online instruction per reporting period.

Wisconsin:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “repeated, on-demand” credit. Attorneys are limited to 15 credits of repeated, on-demand programs per reporting period. No ethics credits can be earned via MP3 audio segments.

Wyoming:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “self-study” credit. Attorneys are limited to 6 credits of self-study per reporting period.


CPD Jurisdictions

British Columbia (CPD-BC):  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments are not eligible for CPD-BC credit unless viewed with at least one other attorney or an articled student. In this case, the credit must be recorded as a “study group.”

Ontario (CPD-ON):  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “recorded” credit. If viewed without a colleague, attorneys are limited to 6 credits of recorded programs per year. If viewed with at least one colleague, there is no limit to the number of credits that can be earned via recorded programs.

Quebec (CPD-QC):  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments can fulfill Quebec’s CPD requirements.

Hong Kong (CPD-HK):  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments are not approved for CPD-HK credit.

United Kingdom (CPD-UK):  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments can fulfill the United Kingdom’s CPD requirements.

Australia (CPD-AUS):  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments may fulfill Australia’s CPD requirements. Credit limits on MP3 audio segments vary according to jurisdiction. Please refer to your jurisdiction’s CPD information page for specifics.


Other Credit Types

CPE Credit (NASBA):  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “QAS Self-Study” credit. Please check the Credit Information box on the right-hand side of this page to verify CPE credit availability.

IRS Continuing Education (IRS-CE):  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments may fulfill IRS-CE requirements. To request IRS-CE credit, please notify PLI at plicredits@pli.edu of your request and include your Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

Certified Fraud Examiner CPE:  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments may fulfill Certified Fraud Examiner CPE requirements. To request CPE credit or find out which programs offer CPE, please contact PLI at plicredits@pli.edu.

IAPP Continuing Privacy Credit (CPE):  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments may fulfill Privacy CPE credit requirements.

HR Recertification (HRCI):  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments may fulfill HR credit requirements.

SHRM Recertification (SHRM):  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as "self-paced" credit. SHRM professionals are limited to 30 credits of self-paced programs per recertification period.

Compliance Certification Board (CCB):  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments qualify as “self-study” credit. Candidates are limited to 10 self-study credits per 12-month period, and certification holders are limited to 20 self-study credits per 2-year renewal period.

Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists Certification (CAMS):  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments are not approved for CAMS credit.

New York State Social Worker Continuing Education (SW CPE):  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments are not approved for SW CPE credit.

American Bankers Association Professional Certification (ABA):  SEC Institute’s MP3 audio segments may fulfill ABA credit requirements.

 

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