IFRS Update: Will GAAP Ever Be Replaced? (morning session)
Convergence with IFRS has been imminent for years. We will discuss some of the roadblocks to convergence with US GAAP as well as current projects being undertaken to expedite this change. There are several contentious areas that have delayed convergence despite years of negotiation between the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Board. Areas to be discussed in this workshop include the following: areas that the boards are starting to agree upon, areas the boards are not close to agreeing upon, the continued principles vs. rules debate and the global impact of U.S. convergence with IFRS. Mini case studies as well as a short online quiz will be part of this interactive workshop.
Audit and Controls Update: Integrating the Four Arms of COSO Guidance (afternoon session)
Over the last 30 years, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission, or COSO, has been a leading thought provider in the U.S., as well as around the world, in fraud deterrence, internal controls, (enterprise) risk management, and governance and operational performance.
Auditors - both external and internal - have looked to COSO to provide vital guidance and authoritative reference support in planning, performing, and reporting on audits of internal control. This includes the transition to and ongoing alignment and integration with, COSOs most recently updated Internal Control, Integrated Framework for SOX 404 considerations, and assessment purposes.
A major challenge for auditors is how to organize and prioritize the four major arms of COSO guidance in the most effective and efficient manner possible in conducting audit programs. This course will address practical application strategies for integrating the four arms of COSO guidance into audit and control programs. Whether you are looking for a COSO audit and control introduction or refresher, or a more expanded discussion of COSO reference guidance integration opportunities, this presentation is for you.
- Providing an overview of key reference information pertaining to the four major arms of COSO guidance: Internal Control, Risk Management, Fraud Deterrence, and Governance and Operational Performance
- Promoting enhanced awareness of the importance and benefits of COSO guidance for organizations and auditors
- Linking/integrating COSOs guidance to entity and process level audit and control programs
- Highlighting the strategic impact of COSOs guidance and audit assessments thereto on the internal/control environment of organizations
Dr. Regan Garey, CPA is a full-time faculty member in the business department at Lock Haven University, where her area of teaching expertise is in accounting and finance. She has extensive business experience as an accountant and small business owner. She has a BA in economics, BS in accounting, an MBA, and a Doctorate in business administration with a concentration in accounting. She is also an independent consultant who trains individuals with various levels of expertise in accounting. She is knowledgeable in audit and individual tax preparation, and she speaks to various organizations about financial literacy. Her book Business Literacy Survival Guide for HR Professionals is the basis for many of her presentations. She has also taught IFRS courses to CEOs and CFOs for other training organizations. Some other courses she facilitates include Fraud Red Flags and Tax Updates for Individuals.
Jim Hallinan, CPA, CIA, CFSA, CBA is an independent business consultant and inspirational writer/speaker. Jim has over 25 years of corporate and independent business consulting experience, focused on providing proactive guidance, assessments, and support to organizations in their efforts to enhance governance, risk management, and control programs and processes. Jim is an approved CE (Continuing Education) program sponsor of the Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy, has been a speaker at various in-house, professional/organization and client conferences and training events, conducts Board of Director/Audit Committee education/training and informational awareness communications, and provides an array of personal and organizational development type training programs.
||Saturday, October 28th, 2017. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST
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||Dr. Regan Garey,
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