17th Annual SEC "Hot Topics" Conference Webcast | 5183256A


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September 21, 2018 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Center for Corporate Reporting & Governance's 17th Annual SEC Conference provides updates directly from regulators at the SEC, FASB and PCAOB. This conference features expert panels on boardroom issues, and legal and financial reporting hot buttons for businesses to monitor in 2018 and beyond. The emergence of new technologies such as blockchain, cryptocurrencies, big data and analytics are transforming the business and audit landscapes. This year's conference, therefore, focuses on “Fast Changing Technologies Transforming Business.”


To address corporate reporting and governance issues facing companies and financial professionals in the changing financial environment.

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Regulatory Updates from the SEC, FASB and PCAOB:

  • Latest SEC Enforcement Initiatives
  • Recent Developments out of the Division of Corporation Finance
  • Updates from the Office of the Chief Accountant
  • New Projects from the PCAOB
  • FASB Standards Generally Effective in 2018 and Beyond
  • Key Areas of Focus for the SEC Staff

Hot Button Topics:

  • Technology and Regulation - General Data Protection Regulation
  • New Tax Law Updates
  • Audit of the Future
  • Digital IQ
  • Cyber Security
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
In collaboration with the Center for Corporate Reporting and Governance at California State University, Fullerton.


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The conference is intended for audit committee members, CFOs, auditors, accountants, lawyers, academics, financial professionals and those involved in the financial reporting process.


Dr Vivek Mande
Vivek Mande, Ph.D., is the director for the Center for Corporate Reporting and Governance (CCRG), which organizes SEC financial reporting training conferences for boards of directors, audit committees, auditors and accountants in Los Angeles. In addition to being a professor at California State University, Fullerton, he has been a SOX consultant on 404 issues. He also has provided training to foreign private issuers wishing to take their firms public in the United States. In 2001-2002, he was the academic fellow at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Mande is the author of Accounting for Share Based Compensation, a 200-page portfolio published by BNA Tax and Accounting. He has been quoted in numerous newspapers and articles published by such publications as KPMG's Audit Committee Insight and Compliance Week. His analysis of executive compensation was a front-page story in the Orange County Register in the summer of 2006. He has made presentations on United States accounting issues such countries as Taiwan, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, India, Germany and Singapore.


  • 8:00am Welcome Remarks (Framroze Virjee)
  • 8:05am Keynote Address (Hester Peirce)
  • 8:55am SEC & PCAOB Updates (John Berry, Tom Collens, Craig Olinger, George Wilfert) & Q&A with the SEC & PCAOB (Jorge DeNeve, Douglas Reynolds, Marc Fagel)
  • 10:45am Impact of Tax Reform on Your Business (Panel I) (Chip Morgan, Kris Sennesael, Shannan Gardner)
  • 11:35am Keynote Address (Michael Mussallem)
  • 12:50pm Digital Transformation in the Audit (Panel II) (Will Bible, Brad Fisher, Brian Miller, Pierre-Alain Sur)
  • 1:40pm FASB Updates (Jason Bond) & Q&A with FASB (Sougata Banerjee, Paul Short)
  • 2:40pm What is Your Digital IQ? (Panel III) (Shaalu Mehra, Nicolas Morgan, Michael Ray, Mauricio Uribe, Mike Quindazzi)
  • 4:00pm Closing Remarks (Dr. Vivek Mande)