Convergence GAAP & IFRS: Are You Prepared? LIVE Webcast
Unprecedented changes will appear in US financial reporting within the next few years as convergence between US GAAP and IFRS grows nearer. Even at its early state, it has already impacted greatly a number of major accounting standards especially in the areas of leasing, revenue recognition, and financial instruments According to the Feds, it’s here to stay.
The Knowledge Group is assembling a panel of experts to provide you with up-to-date regulatory guidance and how the emerging issues can impact your business.
It will include the following:
• General Accounting Issues
• Leasing Project
• Revenue Recognition
• Accounting for Financial Instruments
• Insurance Contracts
• Preparing for the Convergence-Related Changes
• Up-to-the-minute regulatory changes
Veronica E. Rendón, Partner,
Arnold & Porter LLP
Keith Peterka, Shareholder,
Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.
- Background of the SEC activities regarding IFRS:
- 2007 Decision regarding Foreign Private Issuers
- SEC IFRS Roadmap/ Work-plan
- Current SEC Activities
- SEC Comments on FPI’s
- FASB/IASB Joint work-plan Status
- Status of Completed Projects
- Business Combinations
- Fair Value
- Status of Completed Projects
- Exposure Drafts
- Revenue Recognition
- Lease Accounting
- rojects to be completed
Who Should Attend:
- Tax Attorneys
- Legal Auditors
- Finance Directors
- Audit Committee Members and Controllers from both Financial and Non-financial Institutions
- Finance Directors
- Financial Executives/Officers
- Financial Analyst
- Financial Accounts Manager
- Portfolio Managers
- Corporate Senior Management
- Investment Bankers
- Senior Executives
- Business Unit Finance and Tax Leadership, and Other Financial Reporting Functions
Veronica Rendón is a partner in Arnold & Porter’s securities enforcement and litigation practice. She concentrates her practice on litigation, enforcement, and white collar criminal matters. She has successfully defended securities class action litigations; accountant and auditor liability matters; breach of fiduciary duty and common law fraud claims; as well as receiver, liquidator, and trustee actions, which often implicate the in pari delicto doctrine. Ms. Rendón has also defended investigations and enforcement actions brought by the US Securities & Exchange Commission, the US Department of Justice and State Attorneys General, as well as the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Ms. Rendón regularly appears in federal district court, Delaware Court of Chancery, and state courts. She also regularly lectures at professional conferences on issues facing the securities industry and financial markets.
Veronica Rendón is a partner in Arnold & Porter’s securities enforcement and litigation practice. She concentrates her practice on litigation, …
Keith Peterka is a member of Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.’s Professional Standards Group. Keith is the Firm’s subject matter expert for International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Fair Value Accounting, and SEC Reporting. Prior to joining MHM, Keith was a member of the PCAOB’s Inspections Division in New York, where he performed inspection of both domestic and international firms. Keith has extensive international experience having lived in both Europe and Asia where he consulted Companies on a variety of complex technical matters involving both U.S. GAAP and IFRS.
Keith received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Robert Morris University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Keith Peterka is a member of Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.’s Professional Standards Group. Keith is the Firm’s subject matter expert …
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