Half Day Program

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Overview

In this virtual Workshop for SEC reporting professionals, using the SEC’s guidance discussed in our SEC 101 Reporting Essentials for Financial Professionals Workshop or the SEC 101 Reporting Essentials for Lawyers Workshop, you will learn the knowledge and skills required to prepare or review MD&A. Discussion will include the key principles and objectives of MD&A and the key sources of MD&A guidance.  Numerous examples will be presented and discussed to demonstrate the challenges in MD&A disclosure.  Discussion will also include frequent MD&A SEC comment areas.  This is an interactive Workshop (via Zoom) and open discussion is encouraged to enhance and deepen the learning process. 

The Workshop includes online access to PLI’s SEC Reporting Handbook.

What You Will Learn

  • The core principles of MD&A disclosure
  • Tips and tools for MD&A drafting and review
  • Essential MD&A guidance, including Regulation S-K Item 303 and Financial Releases 36 and 72
  • Key disclosure issues in MD&A
  • Details of the changes to MD&A from the SEC’s Disclosure Modernization and Simplification Initiative
  • SEC review “hot buttons” for MD&A, including quantified MD&A analysis, non-GAAP measures, revenue recognition, the statement of cash flows, segments and contingencies 

What You Should Bring 
To customize your Workshop and gain the most benefit from this interactive learning experience, we recommend you have access to your company’s or a client’s most recent SEC filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q. If you work with a company that is not yet public, filings from a company in your industry are a reasonable alternative. 

Who Should Attend
SEC reporting professionals, including those involved in the preparation or review of financial statements, partners of public accounting firms and their staff, lawyers and corporate legal staff, investor relations professionals, and audit committee members.

Program Level 
Basic 

Intended Audience 
SEC reporting professionals, including those involved in the preparation or review of financial statements, partners of public accounting firms and their staff, lawyers and corporate legal staff, investor relations professionals, and audit committee members.

Prerequisites 

Attendees should have some prior experience with the SEC reporting process. We recommend first attending either the SEC 101 Reporting Essentials for Financial Professionals Workshop or the SEC 101 Reporting Essentials for Lawyers Workshop so that you have the foundational tools and skills necessary for this program.

Advanced Preparation
None 

Suggested add-on courses:

Continue your learning at these other advanced SEC Reporting Essential Workshops:

 

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