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

September 27 - 28, 2016 · Toronto, Ontario
Day Two Program Agenda: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
8:00 - 9:00        Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10
Opening Remarks from the Day Two Chair
Farhan Shabbir, Director, External Reporting, Manulife
9:10 - 10:40
Interactive Session
Optimizing Your MD&A and Meeting Regulator Expectations
Michael Gouveia, Manager, EY
Sameer Merchant, Manager, EY
  • Focus areas of regulators
  • Key elements and guiding principles
  • Managing the disclosure overload
  • Work through interactive examples
  • Discuss your unique MD&A challenges
10:40 - 11:00        Networking Break
11:00 - 12:00
Panel Discussion
Best Practices and Lessons Learned for MD&A
Co-Moderator: Michael Gouveia, Manager, EY
Co-Moderator: Sameer Merchant, Manager, EY
Varun Sehgal, Corporate Controller, Sienna Senior Living
Umair Tasadduq, Manager, Accounting and Assurance Services, SF Partnership
Mark Fernandez, Supervisor, Assurance and Advisory Services, SF Partnership
12:00 - 1:100        Luncheon Break
1:00 - 1:45
OSC Update
Update on New OSC Whistleblower Program
Heidi Franken, Manager, Office of the Whistleblower, Ontario Securities Commission
Clare Devlin, Litigation Counsel, Office of the Whistleblower, Ontario Securities Commission
  • Key elements of the Program, including eligibility, financial incentive and whistleblower protections
  • Whistleblower tips: submission process and staff review of tips received
  • Market participant preparedness: fostering a culture of compliance and encouraging internal reporting
1:45 - 2:45
Interactive Discussion
Implementing IFRS 9
Farhan Shabbir, Director, External Reporting, Manulife
  • Cataloguing the various changes to IFRS 9
  • Transitioning from IAS 39 to IFRS 9
  • Classification model for financial assets and liabilities
  • Reclassification of assets
  • Three stage impairment model
2:45 - 3:00        Networking Break
3:00 - 4:00
IFRS Hot Topics and Update on IFRS Discussion Group
Craig Cross, Partner, Collins Barrow
  • Update on the IFRS discussion group
  • Developments with IFRS standards
  • Review of narrow-scope changes to IFRS
  • IFRS 11 update for identifying joint operations
  • Future expectations from IASB
4:00 - 5:00
Overview of XBRL and Expected Implementation Timelines in Canada
Gerald Trites, Director, XBRL Canada
  • Detailed overview of XBRL
  • How it affects your reporting practices
  • Building infrastructure to accommodate
  • Using XBRL to improve the effectiveness and efficiency when creating financial information
  • Potential implementation timeline for XBRL in Canada
  • Implementation status of XBRL in the United States
5:00        End of Day Two
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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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