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Why You Should Attend
Mid-sized and smaller reporting companies need to keep pace with a changing reporting landscape as the SEC ramps up its rulemaking activities, including proposed rules on climate change and cybersecurity disclosure requirements. Attendees will learn about the standard-setting agenda of the FASB and will hear updates on rulemaking, interpretive guidance, frequent comments, and enforcement actions emanating from the SEC. In addition, we have a panel on ethical challenges which qualifies for ethics credit for CPE purposes. Our expert faculty will provide practical approaches to new and complex accounting and disclosure requirements.
What You Will Learn
After completing this program, participants will be able to:
- Prepare for the SEC rule proposal: “The Enhancement and Standardization of Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors”
- Summarize recent SEC rule making, including Pay Versus Performance, Recovery of Erroneously Awarded Compensation and Insider Trading Arrangements and Related Disclosures
- Understand the current regulatory landscape and emerging issues, including the SEC’s proposed rules on cybersecurity
- Anticipate potential rulemaking from the FASB’s technical agenda, including segment reporting and disaggregation of income statement expenses
- Summarize accounting and reporting issues incurred with income taxes, including the FASB Exposure Draft “Improvements to Income Tax Disclosures”
- Identify changes from the FASB on accounting for financial instruments
- Discuss best practices for drafting MD&A, including the SEC’s focus on non-GAAP measures
- Recall the most frequent areas for SEC comments
- Gain insight on recent SEC enforcement actions, whistleblowing developments and ethical challenges
- Understand the current focus areas of the PCAOB
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.
We recommend first attending the SEC Reporting Skills Workshop for Financial Professionals or SEC Reporting and Practice Skills Workshop for Lawyers or prior experience with the SEC reporting process and use of the Instructions to Forms, and Regulations S-K and S-X.