Center for Professional Education SEC Conference 2016: A Accounting & Reporting Update for Public Companies

August 22, 2016 to August 23, 2016

SEC and PCAOB regulators, Big 4, and other top financial reporting experts join together to give financial professionals an update on the key issues and regulations that impact public company reporting.

Litigation partner Peter Chan will be speaking on the panel “SEC Enforcement Initiatives”, along with the Assistant Director for the SEC Chicago Regional Office, Anne McKinley.

Topics that will be discussed include:

  • SEC enforcement trends
  • Financial reporting and disclosure cases are back on the rise
  • SEC investigation process and case sources
  • Financial Reporting and Audit (FRAud) Group Initiatives and their proactive approach to identify financial fraud
  • Use of the SEC’s latest enforcement detection tool: big data 
  • Review and focus of recent cases:
    • Revenue recognition
    • Consolidation accounting issues (as M&A increases)
    • Earnings management
    • Increased emphasis on issuer compliance and controls
    • Focus on individuals and gatekeepers
    • ICFR and disclosure controls
    • Valuation and impairment issues
    • Auditor independence
    • Auditor fraud
  • Auditor fraud
  • Whistleblower update
  • FCPA enforcement trends
  • Insider trading
  • Continued focus on cybersecurity
August 23, 2016
8:30 am-10:00 am