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Why You Should Attend
Mid-sized and smaller reporting companies need to keep pace with a changing reporting landscape as a result of COVID-19. Attendees will learn about the accounting, disclosure and reporting relief related to COVID-19, as well as the standard-setting agenda of the FASB, 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
- Accounting, disclosure and reporting relief related to COVID-19, including a focus on impairment accounting and reporting issues\
- Understand the current regulatory landscape and emerging issues, including the SEC’s proposed MD&A guidance and their new release about the use of metrics
- Status of the credit losses standard implementation and other financial instruments hot topics
- An update on internal control over financial reporting, with a discussion of best practices
- Tuning up your MD&A – understand the current focus areas of investors and regulators and how to meet their expectations, including disclosure considerations for risks and impacts of COVID-19
- The latest practices on ESG disclosures and a review of the key frameworks for ESG reporting
- Our SEC Reporting Roundtable will provide a lively discussion of current events, including COVID-19 accounting, disclosure and reporting issues
- Recent SEC enforcement actions, whistleblowing developments and ethical challenges
- And, of course, detailed updates on the latest developments at the SEC and FASB
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: Overview
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.
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.
Advanced Preparation: None