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September's Hot Finance & Accounting Dates

August 28, 2012
September's Hot Finance & Accounting Dates

FASB Board Meeting and Education Session

September 5

FASB Boardroom

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Meeting of FASB’s Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee

September 6-7

FASB Boardroom

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Unclaimed Property: Best Practices to Achieve Regulatory Compliance

September 7

CFO.com

 

All U.S. states have abandoned property laws, but with growing budget deficits and declining tax revenues many states are expanding their collections reach to include other unclaimed assets. These assets include uncashed payroll and vendor checks, uncashed refund checks, unclaimed gift cards and credit balances. Certain industries are identified and targeted by states.

 

Join presenter Tracey Reid of Reid Unclaimed Property Services for her discussion of abandoned property laws and how states are reaching further into your organization to find unclaimed assets. A state audit can be a disaster if you are unprepared but there are steps companies can take to minimize their liability and create a due diligence program.

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Using Excel to Detect Fraud Schemes

September 10

CFO.com

 

Join Rich Lanza, noted author and president of Cash Recovery Partners LLC, as he guides you through practical and easy-to-learn methods of detecting fraud. Using simple Excel techniques and data tables that you can easily obtain within any company (Rich will reveal how), you can become one of the first to detect fraud, and make "fraud fighting" a part of your everyday routine. Perhaps more important, even if fraud is not detected, these simple techniques will help to reassure management, the board, auditors and other interested parties that your organization maintains appropriate fiduciary responsibility over its corporate spend.

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AICPA National Conference on Banks & Savings Institutions

September 10-12

Washington, DC

 

The AICPA National Conference on Banks and Savings Institutions is the must-attend event for accounting and auditing professionals working in all segments of the banking industry. Here, you’ll be exposed to all the emerging auditing, accounting and regulatory developments that are so critical to your business on a daily basis. This three-day conference brings together leading industry experts, regulators and your peers for in-depth coverage on all aspects of auditing, accounting and tax issues within the Banking Industry. The conference features specialized tracks for all banks, as well as specialized sessions for community banks and large banks, as well as the return of the popular Advanced Accounting Textbook Series. The conference will also feature the informative “Ask the Experts” panel discussions and interactive Q&A sessions at the end of the day with speakers and panels.

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IFRS Immersion Workshop – Course 1000

September 10-18

Miami, FL

 

This eight-day dual-instructor workshop provides a detailed review of all significant technical IFRS requirements. It includes coverage of IFRSs, hands-on case studies, examples, exercises, and benefits from the interactive participation of the attendees. Designed as an extended version of Course 1010: IFRS Fundamentals (4-day course), this comprehensive workshop helps participants to acquire the tools necessary to understand and apply IFRS, as well as prepare IFRS financial statements. The program includes the latest pronouncements, and participants are brought up-to-date on all topics. In addition, participants are provided with information to assist them in researching accounting issues and monitoring future changes.

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FASB Emerging Issue Task Force Meeting

September 11

FASB Boardroom

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AP Best Practices: Procure-to-Pay Cycle

September 12

CFO.com

 

Is your business keeping up with technology? Complying with growing regulatory demands? Protecting itself from increasingly sophisticated crooks? Accounts payable is a critical part of every business but is often overlooked and not updated. Companies must take proactive steps to improve internal controls and minimize losses that directly affect profitability often resulting from weakened controls, duplicate payments, and fraud. In this webcast, Mary Scheaffer, a leading author on accounts payable and CFO's own editor-at-large for its CFO Learning Pro Accounts Payable newsletter, will discuss best practices in accounts payable that will help streamline and increase the effectiveness of this critical process. She will dissect the invoice-to-payment process and share best practices knowledge.

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Financial Consolidations and Reporting: The Alignment of People and Technology

September 13

CFO.com

 

Improving the efficiency and effectiveness of financial consolidations and reporting can make a huge impact on the value that finance and accounting teams offer to their organizations. Such efficiency and effectiveness are driven by the proper alignment, or lack thereof, between people and technology.


This webcast will focus on best practices in aligning internal resources and building processes that facilitate cooperation with internal and external auditors. CFO.com will also reveal current and emerging trends in the technology available to ease the enormous challenges posed in effectively and accurately consolidating company financial results across business units and borders, as well as budgeting and forecasting for these entities.

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Excel Advanced Budgeting & Forecasting

September 14

CFO.com

 

This advanced-level webcast meshes higher-level pivot-table use with more sophisticated analysis tools to help finance executives reduce the time and effort it takes to close the books, manage working capital and cash flow, build and update budgets, and model forecasts using Microsoft Excel.

 

Taught by Microsoft MVP and CFO contributor Bill "MrExcel" Jelen, the webcast demonstrates several new techniques and time-saving tricks to help you work through "what-if" multi-variable scenarios, and use data analysis tools, Excel's scenario manager, and more.

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The CFO Playbook on Health Care Cost Management

September 18

CFO.com

 

Sick of hearing politicians haggle over the sad state of the U.S. healthcare system? Join CFO.com as they present a fresh private sector approach to lowering the cost and increasing the effectiveness of your working capital dedicated to funding healthcare benefits.

 

The approach discussed during this hour-long webinar is driven by corporate executives with deep experience as efficiency experts in medicine, healthcare and finance - not government reform. At its core, the new model urges finance executives to attack rising healthcare expenses where these costs are generated -- the chronic disease care that has caused claims payouts to skyrocket. The approach calls on finance executives to take a more intelligent use of data than has been available from the typical claims data mining activity.

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IFRS Fundamentals – Course 1000

September 18-21

Houston, TX

 

This four-day course provides a rigorous and detailed overview of all major technical IFRS requirements, and includes illustrative financial statements, case studies, examples, coverage of IFRS, and interactive participation from the delegates. In addition to a review of current IFRS, course delegates also receive an update on the new standards for 2013 and 2015, as well as information on likely future pronouncements and the probable impact of their adoption.

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FASB Board Meeting and Education Session

September 19

FASB Boardroom

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AP Best Practices: Advanced Issues

September 19

CFO.com

 

If your company is simply paying invoices, you are not maximizing the potential of your accounts payable system. In fact, you may be making costly errors. Mary Shaeffer, a nationally recognized accounts payable expert and CFO's very own editor-at-large for its CFO Pro: AP Edition newsletter, will train you to take a critical look at your accounts payable department and processes and move toward implementing best practices that reign in waste while improving performance. Crucial areas covered in this training include vendor setup and handling, regulatory issues, and flagging and mitigating opportunities for fraud. Shaeffer will also review worst practices that should be avoided at all costs.

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AICPA National Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update Conference (GAAC) WEST

September 19-20

Las Vegas, NV

 

Fiscal issues bombard today’s federal, state and local governments and those that must address them.  The AICPA National Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update Conference will help you stay current and informed on key issues and help you understand how they affect government entities and their auditors. Key government officials and policymakers will update you on important auditing developments that are essential to compliancy and accuracy.  With the federal, state and local tracks in Washington, DC, and the state and local tracks covered in Las Vegas, this conference provides practical knowledge and “how-to” guidance enabling you to apply governmental accounting and auditing requirements.

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Joint FASB/IASB Videoconference Board Meeting

September 20

FASB Boardroom

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AICPA Workshop on Sustainability – Evaluating the Risks for Long-Term Viability

September 20-21

New York, NY

 

This jointly-sponsored workshop will take you through the process of how organizations are positioning their sustainability focus in the context of their organization’s long-term strategies.  While many organizations are focused on the impact of environmental and energy related threats to current business operations, others are trying to expand their sustainability focus to examine longer-term horizons of events and changes that might threaten market demand for their products and services and the inputs needed along their supply chain.  Building off an enterprise-wide approach to risk oversight, this workshop will outline a process that can be implemented by business leaders to position their sustainability analysis in the context of emerging risks and strategies.

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IFRS Accounting for Share-Based Payments, Pensions and other Employment Costs – Course 1280

September 20-22

Miami, FL

 

This two-day course provides an in-depth look at IAS 19 Employee Benefits and at IFRS 2 Share-based Payment, together with the Interpretation IFRIC 14 IAS 19 – The Limit on a Defined Benefit Asset, Minimum Funding Requirements and their Interaction. IFRS 2 provides guidance on accounting for share options and other share-based payment transactions. IAS 19 covers accounting for pension costs and other employee benefits. The program covers pension accounting (defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans) and accounting for other employee benefits, including other post-employment benefit plans, deferred compensation, employee termination plans and short-term employee benefits. The course also illustrates the rules of the amended version of IAS 19 issued in June 2011 (effective January 2013).

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IFRS for the Insurance Industry – Course 1801

September 20-22

Miami, FL

 

This comprehensive two-day program covers the most important accounting and reporting requirements for insurance companies (life and non-life), providing an overview of IFRS 4 Insurance Contracts and the latest developments emerging from the IASB’s Insurance Project Phase II .

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FASB Liaison Meeting with the Institute of Management Accountants

September 21

FASB Boardroom

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Joint FASB/IASB Videoconference Board Meeting

September 24

FASB Boardroom

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Excel Macros for Budgeting and Corporate Accounting

September 24

CFO.com

 

If you think creating and using those "time-saving" Excel macros actually eat up more time than they're worth, give CFO.com a chance to change your mind. Take the pain out of creating and using macros so you can get back to preparing and analyzing budgets and statements of accounts. Macros, those tiny programs that store repetitive keystrokes, only live up to their promise of shaving hours off of budget and account preparation work if they are created and recorded effectively. Join Bill "MrExcel" Jelen as he guides intermediate and advanced Excel users through the steps to create and build simple, yet valuable, macros you'll use every day.

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Oil & Gas Accounting Fundamentals – Course 1600

September 24-27

Houston, TX

 

The complexities of accounting for oil and gas companies require an ability to properly interpret and comply with the accounting requirements that are applicable to this industry's unique issues. This three-day course focuses on these issues and provides an understanding of a series of major IFRS and US GAAP accounting principles and standards that are particularly germane to the upstream oil and gas business; shows how to apply these accounting rules; discusses financial reporting requirements for energy companies whose stock is traded in the U.S., such as British Petroleum, Total, and Chevron; shows where to find in corporate reports a wide variety of data and metrics relating to the performance of oil and gas firms; illustrates financial analysis of oil and gas firms; and presents and explains the metrics used to assess exploration and production operations.

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FASB Liaison Meeting with the AICPA Private Companies Practice Section Technical Issues Committee

September 25

FASB Boardroom

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FASB Education Session

September 25

FASB Boardroom

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Joint FASB/IASB Videoconference Board Meeting

September 27

FASB Boardroom

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FASB Board Meeting and Education Session

September 27

FASB Boardroom

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Fair Value Measurements Workshop

September 27-28

New York, NY

 

The Fair Value Measurements Workshop will discuss conceptual issues in using fair value measurements and provide examples of valuation measurements. This in-depth, interactive workshop will provide detailed examples of measuring the fair value of individual assets, especially as prepared by a valuation specialist. Through case studies, examples and discussion, the workshop will show members in business and industry as well as their outside auditing firms the information necessary to confront the challenges in making and attesting to fair value measurements.

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IFRS Issues for the Oil & Gas Sector – Course 1605

September 27-29

Houston, TX

 

This two-day course summarizes the main accounting and disclosure requirements for upstream exploration, development and production (for a full discussion of these areas see our complimentary course 1600) before looking at the application of other key IFRS to the unique and diverse contracting arrangements of the industry. You will see how IFRS applies to presentation of financial statements, in particular presentation of income statement; revenue recognition including revenue recognition points, under and over lift and revenue sharing under production sharing agreements; how IAS 12 taxation applies to tax holidays, taxes paid on behalf of and deferred tax on asset retirement obligations; how to account for rehabilitation funds, identifying and accounting for leases “hidden” within service contracts; determining functional currency use of and accounting for financial instruments; joint arrangements and accounting by operators to non-operators and for asset exchanges and conveyances.

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Power Excel

September 28

CFO.com

 

If you've never caught a Bill Jelen seminar live, here is your chance to experience highlights from his Power Excel seminar -- without ever leaving your desk. Focused on intermediate and advanced Excel users, Jelen’s aim during this webcast is to have you put what you learned to work the next time you open up a spreadsheet.

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Liaison Meeting with the AICPA Auditing Standards Board’s Audit Issues Task Force

September 28

FASB Boardroom

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