Join us for an update on recently issued and pending standards from the FASB and new reporting requirements from the SEC. During this important webinar, we’ll discuss critical issues that may impact your technical accounting and financial reporting roadmap and provide practical tips on how to address these challenges.
After participating in this webinar, you’ll be able to:
• Identify areas for accounting and reporting focus in 2014.
• Articulate regulation changes as they relate to FASB initiatives and SEC updates.
• Assess how these changes may impact your organization and what you can do to prepare.
It’s not enough to stay on top of current industry issues. Instead, to be most successful, you need to look ahead and be prepared for what’s coming next.
In this webinar, we will begin with an update and analysis on standards recently proposed and issued by the FASB, as well as new and enhanced reporting requirements from the SEC. You’ll then get a look into the future, so you can better anticipate and address critical financial reporting, compliance and accounting requirements to support successful implementation.Along with getting briefed on the FASB’s convergence projects, including revenue recognition and leases, we’ll also discuss other key issues likely to impact your technical accounting and financial reporting roadmap.
After participating in this webinar, you will be able to:
•Articulate the current status of key FASB initiatives and recent FASB and SEC updates
•Identify areas of accounting and reporting focus for 2013
•Develop impact assessments for your organization for new and pending accounting changes and compliance requirements
Are you implementing the new lease accounting standards? Our global lease accounting and compliance solution, powered by LeaseAccelerator, not only delivers a guaranteed compliance outcome but additional benefits beyond the scheduled implementation deadline.Read more >
This webcast will cover issues that lawyers often encounter in commercial litigation with reviewing and understanding financial statements. Our panel of accounting experts will cover fundamental accounting concepts and components that are the basis of the financial statement reporting- the statement of financial position (balance sheet), the statement of profit and loss (income statement) and the cash flow statement.
Our panel will also show how to derive meaningful conclusions about the performance of a business through financial ratio analysis and trend analysis.
In addition to understanding and analyzing financial statements, the webcast will highlight recent changes in generally accepted accounting principles that will affect the presentation of information contained in the financial statements.
Please join Jeff Litvak, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA and Jason Tolmaire, CPA/ABV, both of FTI Consulting’s Forensic & Litigation segment, as they address these issues as well as your questions.
The initial deadlines for the new lease accounting standards are less than a year away. Yet most companies are just beginning their leasing accounting projects, having been focused on revenue recognition for most of the past twelve months. With an extension of the compliance deadlines by IASB or FASB unlikely, companies will have to decide fast what strategies they should take to get ready to comply by this year end.
Join this webinar to hear an expert panel of thought leaders from HfS Research, Genpact, and LeaseAccelerator discuss:
• What updates to processes, systems and controls will be needed to achieve compliance?
• How can new technologies and delivery models be used to accelerate the project?
• How can accounting organizations minimize project costs and realize optimal ROI and outcomes from the project?
Following the EU referendum, falling bond yields have pushed company pension liabilities, measured under IAS19, FRS102 or overseas accounting standards, to new heights. This webinar will update companies on how they react to these challenging conditions.Read more >
Alter ego/separateness litigation is sought to breach the defendant’s corporate structure in order to obtain access to the financial or other resources of the defendant’s subsidiaries. In order to determine separateness or “pierce the corporate veil,” the plaintiff is generally required to prove that the corporate form was ignored, controlled or manipulated to an extent that it was merely the alter ego of another person or entity and that the misuse of the corporate form would constitute a fraud or used to promote injustice. We will cover the three elements that courts look to in order to determine separateness: (1) the corporation is substantially controlled or manipulated by another; (2) the control was or will be misused to commit fraud or promote injustice and (3) the claimant suffered or will suffer injury as a result. We will also discuss factors that indicate whether affiliated companies should be treated as a single entity including:
•Fraudulent representation by corporation’s shareholders or directors;
•Use of the corporation to promote fraud, injustice or illegal activities;
•Commingling of assets and affairs;
•Failure to observe required corporate formalities;
•Other shareholder acts or conduct ignoring, controlling, or manipulating the corporate form
•Existence of common officers, directors, and employees;
This webcast will provide legal and accounting perspectives on determining separateness or piercing the corporate veil and will cover:
•Need for accounting expertise and issues to examine from an accounting perspective;
•Evidentiary basis and the federal rules of evidence;
•Permitted Uses including accounting expertise and expert opinions;
•Cases where alter-ego claim was made;
•Hypothetical case study
In this first of three webinars, we’ll discuss the risk environment in which accounting firm practice, including:
•The areas of practice from which most claims arise
•The statute of limitations on claims
•Who owns engagement files and who should have access to them
•Confidentiality of information and engagement files
•What to do if issued a subpoena
By participating in this session you’ll gain an understanding of:
•The riskier areas of your practice
•Who has rights to access engagement files
•Your obligation to protect confidentiality
This series of three webinars will qualify as 4 hours of CPE for CPAs:
•Each session will include 3 polling questions which makes the CPE credits NASBA eligible when taken live.
•Firms may register as one participant and share the experience in a conference room. Please provide a list of participants and participation dates on firm letterhead to receive CPE.
•Firms that have the ability to handle their own CPE’s will get a certificate of attendance.
Firms may qualify for premium credits:
•Firms that complete all 3 sessions either live or recorded are eligible for premium LC Credit with CPA ProSecure. CPA ProSecure Premium credits apply only when all three sessions have been viewed.
•Firms that are issued NAPLIA certificates do not need to submit additional information to NAPLIA for premium Credit.
•Non CPA ProSecure clients are welcome to attend for CPE’s but premium credits are not guaranteed.
Fraudulent wire transfers scams continue to plaque accounting firms nationwide. The FBI reports that fraudulent wire transfers have doubled since 2016. The new wave of scam e-mails have grown in their sophistication and appearance and no longer resemble clumsy “Nigeria” e-mails.
Hear directly from the insurance company and lawyers on steps to prevent these fraudulent wire transfer scams and how to deal with a claim if this happens to your firm.
Presented by Ginger Johnson & Michael J Weber - Michael J Weber Partner at Dinsmore. He focuses his practice on fidelity and surety bond claims/litigation, complex litigation, commercial law, transactional matters, general business matters/litigation and construction law. & Ginger Johnson is Specialty Claim Consultant at The Hanover Insurance Company working with Crime, Fidelity and first party Cybercrime claims up to $10M in the Management Liability Unit.
Understand the pension accounting pitfalls to avoid; opportunities to sieze upon and actions that companies can take as they prepare for the year end - with LCP Partners Phil Cuddeford, Tim Marklew, Carla LakeyRead more >
This webcast will cover fundamental concepts of accounting, focusing on issues that lawyers often encounter. Our panel of accounting experts will cover the three financial statements–balance sheet, income statement, and cash flows–and describe the components that are used to create them. In addition, our panel will cover how to derive meaningful conclusions from the data through ratio and trend analysis.
In addition to understanding financial statements, this webcast will cover common Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and International Financial Reporting Standards.
Since 31 December 2015 the liability value of a typical pension scheme has increased by 25%. This increase can have real consequences; as Carclo found out in October, when it was unable to pay an interim dividend.
Join Adam Poulson, as he guides you through the simple steps you can take to mitigate this issue.
The risk for public companies and senior management becoming the subject of a financial fraud investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission has never been greater. Mary Jo White, the SEC’s Chair, and the SEC’s Director of Enforcement, Andrew Ceresney, have publicly stated that financial fraud cases are a programmatic priority for the Commission. Indeed, the Commission has formed a Fraud and Audit Task Force to proactively identify potential schemes. Moreover, the Commission officials have routinely touted the Commission’s data analytic capabilities for detecting anomalies and red flags and have encouraged collaboration internally within the Commission and with other regulators.
This webcast will provide insights to all those in the financial reporting process including attorneys, accountants and other professionals preparing or auditing financial statements, investigating allegations of accounting misstatements or defending targets of investigations and lawsuits. Senior management, audit committee members and independent auditors are especially at risk given that the Commission has signaled a desire to bring enforcement action against gatekeepers. Consequently, it is important to understand what the Commission will be examining and how to respond when the Enforcement Division comes knocking.
The webcast will focus on the sources of the government’s investigations, hot accounting topics, process for investigating financial fraud allegations and the government’s expectations for responding to allegations of financial fraud. You will get insights on how to manage expectations of the board of directors and independent auditors as well as strategies for defending companies and individuals. Additionally, this webcast will cover cross border considerations, lessons from recent enforcement cases, and related class action lawsuits.
Very soon global companies will have to comply with the new lease accounting rules but they cannot do it on their own. Genpact and LeaseAccelerator jointly offer a unique and outcome-oriented solution that helps companies achieve compliance efficiently by the deadline.Read more >
The Information you need to hire and be hired in 2014
As the economy improves, even incrementally, the fortunes of accounting and finance professionals remain on an upward trajectory. While good news for today’s professionals, hiring has become increasingly challenging for employers, which need staff who combine functional expertise and outstanding soft skills, can turn data into strategic guidance, are regulatory experts, and contribute to decisions affecting all areas of the business.
Join Robert Half and AFWA to learn how you, whether you’re hiring financial professionals, looking for your next career move or both, can succeed in this environment. The webinar will cover:
•Today’s most pressing financial hiring trends
•In-demand positions and skills
•How employers can attract and retain top performers
•Steps for job seekers to stand out from the crowd
•Salary trends for 2014
The webinar qualifies for one unit of continuing professional education.
Field of study: HR/Personnel
Participant level: Beginning
The first quarterly reporting deadline for public companies is quickly approaching, and that reporting for the first time will include significant disclosures related to the newly-implemented accounting standards. By January 2018, companies were expected to update revenue recognition rules for all revenue arising from contracts with customers, which requires not only a change to financial statements, but related disclosures, business processes and internal controls over financial reporting.
In a panel discussion, Cathy Connolly of StoneTurn and Jonathan Shapiro of Baker Botts will focus on the changes brought about by the new rules, and address the questions they raise.
Topics to be covered include:
-- What types of issues may be brought to light? From what sources (internal, SEC, other)?
-- How does a company and its counsel respond?
-- What is the board’s response?
-- How can the key problems be quickly identified, and an effective response, including a remediation plan, be implemented?
Learn about cloud-based QuickBooks Online from US accounting professional Stacy Kildal. This webcast covers QuickBooks Online features and benefits to you and your clients, subscription levels, and a high-level in-product demonstration.Read more >
Discover the benefits of moving of Cloud Accounting, see how QuickBooks online can help you run your practice more efficiently and be more connected with your clients.Read more >
External forces continue to drive change—from regulatory demands around transparency and controls; to battling the perception that companies simply don’t pay enough taxes, in turn motivating global tax reform and pleas for more and faster information. These market factors all lead to the need for faster more accurate tax accounting processes. New technologies like cloud-based, SAP-certified integrations enable users to automate provisioning by significantly reducing manual data management processes – improving visibility and outcomes across the tax lifecycle.
Join this webinar to learn how you can leverage integrated financial data and calculations in downstream tax processes to reduce risk, speed up processes, and obtain greater accuracy for tax provisioning. The session will highlight how organizations can achieve:
• Multi-year, multi-ledger, multi-GAAP, multi-jurisdiction, and multi-intra-period tax allocations
• Greater accuracy and consistency across the tax lifecycle
• Full tax transparency through global enterprise-level business intelligence tools
• Advanced modeling and reporting
• Global collaboration for tightening organizational-level governance and controls
- Kendall Smith, Sr. Global Client Service Leader, Vertex Enterprise for Income Tax.
- Rob Shields, Sr. Solutions Engineer and Lead Analyst, Vertex Tax Accounting
- Elizabeth Milne, SAP Solution Marketing.
You know the old saying - time is money.
Have you often wondered if your current accounting methods or software, is right for your business? Have you wanted to learn more, but don’t want to be sold a system you don’t know will work. We’ll explore how businesses are moving into the future of Accounting and show you some of the features and functions of this solution that helps you track and save money and save time.
In this webcast you will learn:
- Why businesses have moved from spreadsheets to software
- What are the pitfalls of current accounting software
- How to choose the right one
- How you can move in front of your competition but operationalizing your methods
- How simple it is to adopt and learn
If you are a CFO, C-level executive, IT Director, IT Manager, Business Development Decision Maker, or Technical Decision Maker, you won't want to miss this discussion!
Foreign Bank Accounting Reporting
In this webinar, guest speaker Duncan Jones, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester explored the importance behind reducing dependence on larger incumbent software solutions and the benefits a SaaS spend management solution can bring to any strategic spend initiative. Following Duncan’s industry overview, Mike Greenwood, Director – Accounting Information, USANA discussed how they extended their Oracle ERP with Coupa to drive user adoption and improve operational efficiency in their spend management processes.Read more >
Phil Cuddeford, Tim Marklew and Alex Waite discuss avoiding the pitfalls of the new UK GAAP and new developments in IAS19.Read more >
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline of May 2018 is fast approaching! In the midst of preparing for the new regulation, it is equally important to understand how to provide visibility into endpoint data generated by your knowledge workers, and how to protect it.
In this live webinar, Code42’s Josh Evans, product manager, and Abhik Mitra, product marketing manager, will discuss how Code42 addresses the endpoint gap and enables your GDPR strategy.
Intacct is the leading provider of cloud-based accounting software. Together with our partners we have helped thousands of companies through their software evaluation process and over the course of those evaluations have identified a set of best practices to help companies navigate through the difficult selection process.
Our experts will show you how to:
-Start the process by focusing on 4 key areas
-Find the right provider by following 5 best practices
-Avoid common mistakes and identify the best solution for your organization
-Calculate the ROI you can expect from a cloud financial management and accounting system