2-Day Program

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Overview

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. Attendees will learn about the SEC’s latest initiatives in ESG and climate change disclosures and accounting and disclosure 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

  • The latest initiatives from the SEC on ESG and climate change disclosures
  • Accounting and disclosure 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 human capital resources disclosure requirements and other Disclosure Modernization changes
  • The latest on the FASB’s project on Identifiable Assets and Subsequent Accounting for Goodwill
  • Status of the changes from reference rate reform and other financial instruments hot topics
  • Discussion of lease accounting and reporting issues, including SEC observations, public remarks and comment letters
  • Tuning up your MD&A – practical steps to implement the SEC’s Disclosure Modernization Final Rule and understand current focus areas, including disclosure considerations for risks and impacts of COVID-19
  • Hear a lively SEC reporting roundtable 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.

Prerequisites

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

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