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Financial Reporting and SEC Enforcement Update for 2013
   LIVE Webcast  


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In a two-hour LIVE webcast, a panel of thought leaders and speaker experts assembled by The Knowledge Group, will discuss technical and policy presentations regarding the significant topics surrounding financial reporting for 2013. They will offer valuable information and insights regarding the most important issues in the mix including:

This is a great way to get yourself up to speed regarding the most significant compliance related issues of 2013.

Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Method Of Presentation: Group-Based-Internet
Developer: The Knowledge Group, LLC
Recommended CLE/CPE Hours: 1.75 - 2.0
Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials
Course Code: 124271
NASBA Fields of Study: Accounting - 1.00 credit and Finance – 1.00 credit
Recording Fee: $299 (Please click here for details)


Featured Speakers for Financial Reporting and SEC Enforcement Update for 2013 LIVE Webcast :

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John O'Rourke , Vice President, Product Marketing,
Oracle Corporation

The slow adoption of IFRS rules into US GAAP means companies will need to support multi-GAAP reporting for a long time
  • • Integrating XBRL-based regulatory reporting into the financial close and reporting cycle reduces costs and improves the accuracy of filings
  • • The global move towards Integrated Reporting will improve stakeholder communications, but will cause public companies to expand the scope of their quarter end data collection and reporting process

Patricia Woodbury, Managing Director,
FTI Consulting

The Division of Corporation Finance, through its comment process will focus on several financial reporting areas in 2013. While the 2013 SEC “hot topics” may relate to familiar topics, the focus of the Staff is often nuanced. Some of these include:
  • • Fair value measurement and the use of pricing services
  • • Internal control over financial reporting
  • • Goodwill impairment accounting and disclosure
  • • Income tax valuation allowance
  • • Loss contingencies
  • • Revenue recognition

David B. Hardison, Partner,
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

  • - Under SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro and SEC Enforcement Director Rob Khuzami, the SEC's Enforcement Division was significantly reorganized to streamline the management structure, create specialized units, and establish new cooperative initiatives for those voluntarily providing the Commission with information regarding potential securities law violations.
  • - Although the number of financial statement and accounting fraud cases brought by the SEC has decreased in absolute numbers in recent years, SEC representatives have emphasized that such cases remain a "core focus" for the Commission.
  • - Many of the SEC's enforcement cases in the post-financial crisis era have involved the inadequate recognition of loan/asset impairments by financial firms, which in the SEC's opinion have employed "extend-and-pretend" or "delay-and-pray" strategies to avoid taking losses and fully disclosing their loan and subprime mortgage exposures
  • - Recent SEC accounting and reporting "hot buttons" from an enforcement perspective have included matters involving revenue recognition, loss avoidance, international or cross-border fraud, the adequacy of internal accounting controls, the sufficiency of audit committee oversight, and alleges misrepresentations by corporate officers to outside auditors
  • - On a prospective basis, key areas of interest to observers of the SEC's enforcement program, as it relates to financial reporting and accounting issues, are enforcement proceedings arising from tips received by the SEC under the Dodd-Frank whistleblower rules, as well as the implications of the JOBS Act signed by President Obama in April 2012

Oracle Corporation
John O'Rourke
Vice President, Product Marketing
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FTI Consulting
Patricia Woodbury
Managing Director
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Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP
David B. Hardison
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Who Should Attend?

- CFOs
- Compliance Professionals
- CPAs
- Auditors
- Attorneys
- Senior Management
- Finance Professionals
- Directors
- And Other Related Professionals with Financial Reporting Functions

Why Attend?

This is a must attend to anyone interested in learning the significant issues concerning financial reporting and SEC enforcement updates for 2013.

- Detailed guidance explained by the most qualified key leaders & experts
- Hear directly from experienced practitioners & thought leaders
- Interact directly with panel during Q&A

Enroll in this course today by clicking the "Register" button below. Significant discounts apply to early registrants. Advanced registration is advised as space is limited.

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The Knowledge Group, LLC is producing this event for information purposes only. We do not intend to provide or offer business advice. The contents of this event are based upon the opinions of our speakers. The Knowledge Congress does not warrant their accuracy and completeness. The statements made by them are based on their independent opinions and does not necessarily reflect that of The Knowledge Congress' views. In no event shall The Knowledge Congress be liable to any person or business entity for any special, direct, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages as a result of any information gathered from this webcast.













Financial Reporting and SEC Enforcement Update for 2013
LIVE Webcast
Event Sponsors / Speaker Firms:

Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ: ORCL) is the world's largest enterprise software company. With the market-leading Hyperion enterprise performance management suite, world class financial applications, and integrated governance, risk and compliance solutions Oracle helps finance executives maximize potential and deliver results for their organizations. For more information about Oracle’s Solutions, visit us at

FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. FTI Consulting professionals, who are located in all major business centers throughout the world, work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management and restructuring. More information can be found at

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP is a leading international law firm. From offices located in the world's principal financial centers, Fried Frank attorneys advise their clients with regard to their most critical legal and business needs. Firm attorneys have extensive experience guiding clients through a wide range of enforcement matters, government investigations and internal investigations. Fried Frank regularly defends corporations and individuals under criminal and regulatory investigation, including investigations by the United States Department of Justice, United States Attorneys' Offices, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, federal agency inspectors general and debarment officials, self-regulatory organizations, and various state regulatory and law enforcement agencies. In many instances, these investigations involve serious allegations of misconduct with parallel criminal, civil and regulatory actions. Fried Frank also handles internal investigations for existing clients or for new clients seeking an independent perspective.


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