FEI Hosts Conference on Accounting Change for Financial Leaders

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2017 Conference to Address New Accounting Standards Including Leases, Revenue Recognition, and More; Keynote by FASB Chairman Russ Golden

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Financial Executives International (FEI), the association of choice for CFOs and other senior-level financial executives, will host its 2017 Accounting Change for Financial Leaders Conference from June 27-28 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown in Philadelphia.

The conference will address new accounting standards such as leases and revenue recognition, and financial instrument updates on both derivatives and hedging, and classification and measurement. Sessions will be lead by regulatory and industry leaders, and are designed to prepare financial executives to meet new regulatory requirements. Special attention will be paid to current FASB initiatives in order to help financial executives understand and keep pace with a quickly changing regulatory environment.

“In this rapidly changing regulatory environment, it is incumbent upon CFOs, controllers, and treasurers to stay on top of the latest requirements and accounting standards, as well as understand and prepare for what may be coming next,” said Andrej Suskavcevic, CAE, President and CEO of FEI. “This conference is an extension of our efforts to provide ongoing education and support to financial executives to ensure they remain at the top of their professions and continually utilize best practices for the benefit of their organizations.”

The first day of the conference will focus on revenue recognition, featuring a keynote address from Russ Golden, FASB Chairman. Chairman Golden’s remarks will focus on the future of standard setting. The day’s program will also include an update on the FASB’s hedging project and a session on classification and measurement.

The second day will focus on lease accounting, with a keynote address on accounting changes from an SEC perspective. Attendees will learn the new lease accounting rules, how to prepare for adoption, and uncover the impact to an organization’s systems, processes and controls.

The conference qualifies for 16.5 CPE credits, and notable speakers include:

  •     John Bober, Managing Director, Global Technical Controller, General Electric
  •     Chris Bolash, Partner, Financial Accounting Services Practice, EY
  •     Leigh Cokonis, Director, Accounting Consultation and Compliance, Northrop Grumman
  •     Mary Hoeltzel, Vice President & Global Chief Accounting Officer, Cigna
  •     Shawn Husband, Senior Director, Global Lease Center of Expertise, Walmart
  •     Michael Keeler, Chief Executive Officer, LeaseAccelerator
  •     Kim Kushmerick, Senior Technical Manager, Accounting Standards, AICPA
  •     Patrick McNamee, Deputy Chief Auditor, Office of the Chief Auditor, PCAOB
  •     Scott Muir, Partner, National Office, KPMG
  •     Josh Paul, Director, Technical Accounting, Google
  •     Stephen Rivera, Worldwide Sr. Director, Financial Compliance & Procedures, Johnson & Johnson
  •     Rob Royall, Partner, Derivatives and Financial Instruments Solution Leader, EY
  •     Matt Schuler, Manager, Accounting Research and Technical Accounting, Raytheon
  •     David Shebay, Consulting Principal, PwC
  •     Chris Wardak, Principal, Risk Assurance, Enterprise Systems Solutions, PwC

Other sessions include:

  •     Technical Deep Dive into Revenue Recognition
  •     Getting Control of Internal Controls: Accounting Change
  •     Preparing Disclosure and Easing Transition: Revenue Recognition
  •     Talent Development in an Accounting Change Environment
  •     Technical Accounting for the Leasing Leader
  •     IFRS vs. FASB Leasing: Global Solutions for New Leasing
  •     Adoption and Planning: Leases Edition
  •     Where’s The App? How Technology Can Assist with the Adoption Process
  •     End of the Day Q&A with Lease and Revenue Recognition Experts

Conference attendees can earn up to 16.5 CPE credits. To register for FEI’s Accounting Changes for Financial Leaders conference, please contact FEI at 973.765.1099. The full conference agenda and registration can be found here (https://www.financialexecutives.org/Events/Conferences/Accounting-Changes-Everything-You-Need-to-Know.aspx).
Sessions are open to members of the media.

About FEI
Financial Executives International (FEI) is the leading advocate for the views of corporate financial management. Its more than 10,000 members hold policy-making positions as chief financial officers, treasurers and controllers at companies from every major industry. FEI enhances member professional development through peer networking, career management services, conferences, research and publications. Members participate in the activities of more than 65 chapters in the U.S. and a chapter in Japan. FEI is located in Morristown, NJ, and Washington, D.C. Visit http://www.financialexecutives.org for more information.

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