21st Annual Conference on Financial Reporting
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
San Francisco Airport Marriott
About the Conference
Managing Change and Complexity in the Current Economic and Reporting Environment
(8 CPE Credits)
This conference brings together accounting standard setters, enforcement officials, corporate financial executives, and professional and academic accountants to discuss current issues in financial accounting and corporate reporting. In today's business and regulatory environment, it is essential that preparers and users of financial statements be current on the latest financial reporting trends and issues.
The goal of the conference is to:
- Provide preparers and users of financial statements with the latest developments in financial accounting standards
- Engage participants to dialogue with standard setters in recommending improvements in financial reporting
- Promote the advancement of quality financial reporting useful to investors in making investment decisions
About the Workshop
Fair Value Measurement and Financial Instruments
(4 CPE Credits)
This half-day workshop is designed to provide financial managers and executives with practical information related to current developments related to fair value measurements from both an accounting and valuation standpoint. The fair value discussion leads into the second half of the workshop, which will focus on the FASB’s proposed changes related to the classification, measurement, and presentation of financial instruments and highlight some of the proposals potential conceptual and application issues. The workshop will include lectures, case studies, and interactive discussions so that participants can deepen their understanding of the issues from an accounting and auditing perspective. The sessions will be lead by professionals from CFRM sponsor accounting firms.
Robert H. Herz was Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), from July 2002 through September 2010. Mr. Herz is noted for his strong leadership at the FASB in, arguably, the most challenging period in its history. Mr. Herz distinguished himself in many ways during his tough tenure, including confronting fair value accounting issues, advancing convergence with International Financial Reporting Standards, and changing the controversial financial reporting for share-based compensation. Prior to becoming Chairman of the FASB, he was a senior partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Among Mr. Herz’s other professional activities, he chaired the AICPA SEC Regulations Committee and the Transnational Auditors Committee of the International Federation of Accountants, and served as a member of the Emerging Issues Task Force, the FASB Financial Instruments Task Force, the American Accounting Association’s Financial Accounting Standards Committee, the SEC Practice Section Executive Committee of the AICPA, and the International Capital Markets Committee of the New York Stock Exchange. He has also served on various public policy commissions and governmental advisory groups.
Speakers and Panelists
Our carefully assembled discussion panels are comprised of diverse members of the accounting community who will offer information and opinions on the latest developments in financial reporting. Speakers and panelists include professionals from the following areas:
- FASB Board Members and Staff
- IASB Board Members
- SEC Accounting Staff
- PCAOB Staff
- AICPA Staff
- Senior Partners from International Accounting Firms
- CFOs and Accounting Executives from Diverse Industries
Pre-Conference Workshop Schedule
|12:00-12:45PM||Registration and Box Lunch Provided
|12:45-2:45PM||Key Issues in Fair Value Accounting
|3:00-5:00PM||Accounting for Financial Instruments
|7:30-8:20am||Registration and Continental Breakfast
|9:15-10:30am||CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN FASB AND IASB STANDARD SETTING
Preparing for Sweeping Changes in Accounting Rules
|10:45-12:00pm||CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS AT THE SEC
Regulation and Reform
Keynote Address - Topic TBD
|2:00-3:00PM||CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS AT THE PCAOB AND AICPA
Addressing Diverse Issues Facing Accounting Professionals
|3:15-4:30pm||MANAGING THE CHANGE AND COMPLEXITY PANEL
Addressing Current Year Changes While Preparing for the Future
|4:30-5:00pm||FOLLOW-UP WITH PANELISTS
(by Oct 10)
(after Oct 10)
|Conference Only (Oct 29)|
(4 or more)
|Pre-Conference Workshop Only (Oct 28)|
(4 or more)
|Conference + Workshop (Oct 28 + 29)|
(4 or more)
Registration fee covers all sessions, continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and conference materials.
If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Dayna Haugh, (510) 642-6334 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refunds and Cancellations
Cancellations received by October 22 will result in full refund less a $100 service charge. No refunds after October 22, but substitutions are permitted.
Hotel Location, Directions, Accomodations
San Francisco Airport Marriott Hotel
Address: 1800 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: (650) 692-9100
Fax: (650) 692-8016
A limited number of hotel rooms are reserved at the San Francisco Airport Marriott for the nights of October 27-30 at $109 per night. Please indicate if you require a room when registering. CFRM will make your reservation for you. Payment is to be made to the hotel upon departure. Room reservations must be made by October 13 to guarantee this rate!
Self-parking is $8 per day. Pick up a validation ticket during lunch at the registration desk at the conference. Valet parking is $25 daily.
The nearest BART station is the San Francisco International Airport station. There is a complimentary Marriott Hotel Shuttle from the Airport to the Hotel.