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CSA/SEC 2016: The 21st Annual Financial Reporting Course

September 27 - 28, 2016 · Toronto, Ontario
Day One Program Agenda: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
8:00 - 9:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Day One Chair
Umair Tasadduq, Manager, Accounting and Assurance Services, SF Partnership
9:10 - 9:55
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Update
Julia Suk, Partner, Deloitte
  • Recent updates and developments in U.S. accounting and reporting
  • Discussion of the latest FASB and IASB initiatives
  • Overview of the latest SEC initiatives
  • What's next and what you should do to prepare
9:55 - 10:15        Networking Break
10:15 - 11:15
IFRS 16 Leases - Interactive Overview of the Final Standard
Lee Anne Probert, Senior Manager, Assurance Services, EY
  • Scope of the new standard
  • Key principles
  • Accounting by lessees
  • Accounting by lessors
  • Presentation and disclosure
  • Transition requirements
11:15 - 12:15
Panel Discussion
IFRS 16 Leases: Pros and Cons of the Final Leasing Standard
MODERATOR: Lee Anne Probert, Senior Manager, Assurance Services, EY
Stacey Ferguson, Manager, Accounting Policy and Research, Canadian Tire
Brian Fiedler, CFO, Give & Go Prepared Foods
Umair Tasadduq, Manager, Accounting and Assurance Services, SF Partnership
12:15 - 1:15        Luncheon Break
1:15 - 2:00
Update on OSC Bulletins and Initiatives
Matthew Merkley, Partner, Blakes
  • Update on current regulatory initiatives in financial reporting
  • Non-GAAP financial measures
  • OSC's Review of REIT Distributions Disclosure
2:00 - 2:45
Autorité des marches financiers (AMF) Update
Bruno Caron, Partner, Miller Thomson LLP
  • New requirement to file on SEDAR reports of exempt distributions under Regulation 45-106
  • Recent changes to the early warning system
  • New CSA regime for cease-trade orders
  • Most recent Activity Report from the AMF on the Continuous Disclosure Review Program
2:45 - 3:00        Networking Break
3:00 - 5:00
Extended Classroom Discussion
IFRS 15 Revenue Recognition
Katie Quinn, Senior Manager, Grant Thornton
Rinna Sak, Partner, Grant Thornton
  • Interactive discussions to illustrate concepts
  • Work through mini examples
  • New revenue model
  • Application guidance
  • Presentation and disclosure
5:00        End of Day One
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For 20 years, Infonex's CSA/SEC event has been the one-stop annual update for corporate accounting professionals. This conference will build upon previous years and provide delegates with a comprehensive update on the latest standards, best practices. and trends in corporate reporting. Representatives from the Ontario Securities Commission and the Autorité des Marchés Financiers will provide updates on the latest regulatory developments and priorities. Delegates will also hear an update from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Leading experts will provide timely strategies to confront the major challenges facing corporate accountants in the coming year.

CSA/SEC will provide an in-depth analysis of standards that were implemented in the last year, and provide practical guidance for projects are in the midst of changing. Our faculty of experts will go beyond discussions of what the standards are, and provide specific accounting examples for your most pressing challenges in financial reporting.

Take an in-depth look at the new revenue recognition model and learn how to make sense of the changes. Get an update on the latest exposure draft of the lease accounting project and understand the latest developments to financial instruments and hedges. Take away strategies to enhance your MD&A. Overcome common implementation issues related to IFRS11 - Joint Arrangements. Discover best practices for improving your year-end reporting and learn about the latest improvements to IFRSs that are on the horizon.

Our prestigious faculty of accounting professionals and regulatory representatives will provide you with a robust and in-depth update that covers the scope of IFRS, regulations beyond IFRS, and advice for how you can sustain a long-term plan amidst an ever-changing environment with new demands. Take advantage of this expertise when you need it most. Register today!

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