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The 12th Annual Financial Reporting Conference
Start Date: 5/2/2013Start Time: 8:15 AM
End Date: 5/2/2013End Time: 5:15 PM
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About the Program

This daylong conference serves as a forum for interaction between business and accounting executives and policy setters from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Financial Accounting Standards Board.  Featured speakers include SEC Chief Accountant Paul Beswick, FASB Chair Leslie Seidman and PCAOB Board Member Jay Hanson.

Agenda*

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST - 7:30 to 8:15 am

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION - 8:15 to 8:30 am

MITCHEL WALLERSTEIN - President, Baruch College
NORMAN STRAUSS - Ernst and Young Executive Professor-in-Residence, Baruch College

OPENING REMARKS - 8:30 to 9:15 am

Once again we had the pleasure of welcoming the Chair of FASB and the Chief Accountant of the SEC, for an update straight from the top.

PAUL BESWICK - Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Accountant, SEC
LESLIE SEIDMAN - Chairman, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)

PANEL 1: THE BIG 3 CONVERGENCE PROJECTS – REVENUE RECOGNITION, LEASES AND FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS - 9:15 to 11:30 am

These projects continue to be among the most important that the FASB is working on - keeping up with them continues to be as important as ever.

PAUL BESWICK - Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Accountant, SEC
JOHN BISHOP - Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
KATHERINE GILL-CHAREST - Controller, Viacom
MARK LaMONTE - Managing Director, Moody’s Investors Service
LESLIE SEIDMAN - Chairman, FASB

PANEL 2: THE LATEST FROM SEC'S CORP FIN AND ENFORCEMENT DIVISIONS - 11:30 am to 12:30 pm

The Chief Accountants of these two key SEC divisions will discuss the latest developments and their primary concerns.  Knowing what they are thinking is essential in today’s complex environment.

CRAIG OLINGER – Acting Chief Accountant, Div. of Corporation Finance, SEC
HOWARD SCHECK - Chief Accountant, Div. of Enforcement, SEC

LUNCH - 12:30 to 1:15 pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS - 1:15 to 2:00 pm

JAY HANSON - Board Member, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board

PANEL 3: CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR - 2:00 to 3:30 pm

Leaders in accounting and financial reporting offer their insights into critical areas of current interest to the business community including the new disclosure framework.

SUSAN COSPER - Technical Director, FASB
JACKSON DAY - Partner
ROBERT LAUX - Sr. Director of Financial Accounting and Reporting, Microsoft, Inc.
RICHARD PAUL - Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

COFFEE BREAK - 3:30 to 3:45 pm

PANEL 4: GAAP FOR PRIVATE COMPANIES - 3:45 to 4:45 pm

Has the time finally arrived where private companies will get some relief from the complex requirements that public companies must follow? Knowing the status of this issue is important for all those involved in financial reporting for private companies.

MARK BIELSTEIN - Partner, KPMG
SUSAN COSPER - Technical Director, FASB
THOMAS GROSKOPF - Director, Barnes Denning
DANIEL NOLL - Director, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

PANEL 5: ASK THE EXPERTS - 4:45 to 5:15 pm

This session will provide the audience with an additional opportunity to ask questions directly to the experts on any of the topics discussed during the conference.

SUSAN COSPER - Technical Director, FASB
JAY HANSON - Board Member, PCAOB
CRAIG OLINGER - Acting Chief Accountant, Div. of Corporation Finance, SEC

*Speakers and topics are subject to change without notice.

Registration

Registration fees:

  • Early Bird (by April 10) - $395
  • Single Registration - $435
  • Ten Person Group Registration - $3,500
  • Non-Profit and Academic - $120

Registration methods:

Payment instructions:

To pay via check: make payable to Baruch College and mail to

Baruch College
Attention: Matthew LePere, B11-275
1 Bernard Baruch Way
New York, NY 10010

To pay via credit card: complete and return the credit card payment form via fax 646-312-3351 or e-mail to Matthew.LePere@baruch.cuny.edu

CPE

Earn up to 9 CPE Credits (Accounting)
Continuing Professional Education Prerequisites and Advanced Preparation: None
Program Level: Overview
Delivery Method: Group-Live
For more information, please contact Matthew LePere at matthew.lepere@baruch.cuny.edu.

Requests for refunds must be received in writing by April 15, 2013, and will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted after April 15, 2013. For information regarding refunds, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, contact Matthew LePere.

The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

Schools/Departments:
  • Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity

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