Fair Value Measurements and Reporting for 2014
Overview:The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders to provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the latest issues and trends on Fair Value Measurements and Reporting.Key topics include:
- Overview of Fair Value Measurements and Reporting
- Issues and Guidelines Related to the Application of Key Accounting and Reporting Standards
- IFRS Framework
- Assets Valuation
- Financial Instruments and a lot more!
Crowe Horwath LLP
Fair Value Measurement Update – Discussion Topics
- Private Company Council Update
- FASB ASU No. 2014-02 issued in January 2014 - Intangibles - Goodwill and Other (Topic 350)
- Best practices on Customer Relationships Valuation from The Appraisal Foundation
- Status Updates on Post Implementation Review process pertaining to ASC 820 and ASC 718
NERA Economic Consulting
- Recent developments at the SEC suggest that automated detection of potential financial accounting anomalies may become an increasingly important aspect of future enforcement strategies.
- Quantifying the impact of potential financial accounting anomalies on a company’s operations and existing business model(s) will play a crucial role in predicting what the SEC might consider to be red flags warranting investigation.
- Understanding the fundamental valuation consequences of potential financial accounting anomalies will become increasingly important.
- Companies should consider pre-emptively disclosing additional information and detail in anticipation of potential SEC scrutiny.
Who Should Attend:
- Business Officers
- Financial Directors/Analysts
- Valuation Analysts
- Other Related/Interested Professionals
Ms. Travers has over 20 years of consulting experience, specializing in the valuation of businesses and business interests, intangible assets, liabilities and complex securities in connection with mergers and acquisitions, financing, income and estate tax planning, litigation support services, economic analyses, accounting matters, regulatory requirements and recapitalizations. Her fair value studies have been used for financial reporting, litigation, tax, acquisition, regulatory and accounting purposes. Ms. Travers has an emphasis in purchase price allocation and goodwill impairment studies performed in connection with business combinations, as well as model validation and testing in the financial services (capital markets, banking) industry.
Ms. Travers has also served as an economic consultant and investment banker in her consulting career. Additionally Ms. Travers worked in valuation with a Big Four firm for over 10 years where she led a national industry line before joining Crowe to serve as the national valuation services group practice leader.
Ms. Travers received her Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Chicago. She holds the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) certification and is nationally licensed.
Ms. Travers has over 20 years of consulting experience, specializing in the valuation of businesses and business interests, intangible assets, …
Mr. Wong specializes in accounting and financial economics. He has devised and implemented analyses for numerous general advisory and litigation projects. His areas of expertise include broker/customer disputes, mutual fund litigation, forensic accounting, insider trading, leasing and leveraged leasing, securities class action litigation, and valuation.
Mr. Wong has been retained to issue valuation reports on the various equity, debt, and derivative securities of private companies with complex capital structures. He has served as the damages expert in mediations involving brokerage firm customers with churning and suitability claims. He has also been retained as a consulting expert on cases involving forensic accounting issues and the valuation impact of alleged accounting fraud.
Mr. Wong holds a master of accounting and a bachelor of economics from the University of Michigan. He is a CFA® charterholder and a Certified Public Accountant, and is Accredited in Business Valuation by the AICPA.
Mr. Wong specializes in accounting and financial economics. He has devised and implemented analyses for numerous general advisory and litigation …
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2.0 CPE (Not eligible for QAS (On-demand) CPE credits)
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NERA Economic Consulting (www.nera.com) is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For half a century, NERA’s economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world’s leading law firms and corporations. We bring academic rigor, objectivity, and real world industry experience to bear on issues arising from competition, regulation, public policy, strategy, finance, and litigation.
NERA’s clients value our ability to apply and communicate state-of-the-art approaches clearly and convincingly, our commitment to deliver unbiased findings, and our reputation for quality and independence. Our clients rely on the integrity and skills of our unparalleled team of economists and other experts backed by the resources and reliability of one of the world’s largest economic consultancies. With its main office in New York City, NERA serves clients from more than 25 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.