With the world of corporate reporting under increasing scrutiny, the 2018 Financial Reporting Conference will cover all the latest developments across the profession. It will highlight challenges, identify potential risks and provide you with the expert guidance you need to stay ahead of the game.
Featuring expert analysis of 2017’s Triennial review amendments to FRS 102, as well as practical experiences from early adopters of IFRS 16 Leases, this full-day conference can be tailored to suit your needs whether you are a UK GAAP or IFRS financial reporter. Senior representatives from the FRC and IASB will also be on hand to share their thoughts with delegates. This interactive conference will offer you the opportunity to get answers from experienced professionals and hear how they might tackle any issues you are facing.
Technological advancements such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, changes to business regulation and climate change all have the potential to disrupt current financial reporting processes; join us to hear the latest expert insights and ensure you are ready to countermove.
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Optional breakfast session - Practical lessons from the ESEF field testAndromeda Wood, Senior Director of Data Modelling, Workiva
The mandatory field test of the European Single Electronic Format (ESEF), which took place in the summer of 2017, asked 25 volunteer issuers, split into 6 groups to tag their financial statements against the IFRS Taxonomy using the newly proposed rules. Join us at this breakfast session to learn from our experiences as the only software vendor supporting two of those volunteer groups. We will take a look at the practical side of the requirement including:• What an ESEF filing will actually look like• Tagging using the IFRS Taxonomy • How ESMA's extension 'anchoring' will work
Breakfast will be served. Places are limited and on a first come first served basis.
Registration and Refreshments
Welcome and chair's opening remarksVeronica Poole, Deloitte
Keynote: Current challenges in corporate reportingPaul George, Executive Director Corporate Governance and Reporting, FRC
Technology: the impact on corporate reportingThomas Toomse-Smith, FR Lab, FRC and David Lynford-Smith, IT Faculty, ICAEW
Refreshments and networking
Streamed session one1. IFRS: Current & future work agenda of IASBGary Kabureck, IASB
2. UK: Hot topics in UK GAAPJake Green, Grant Thornton and Danielle Stewart OBE, RSM
Streamed session two1. IFRS: IFRS 16: Lessons learned from early adoptersPeter Hogarth, PwC
2. UK: Panel session - Triennial review 2017 and other UK GAAP issuesStephanie Henshaw, Francis Clark (chair)Jenny Carter, FRC; Danielle Stewart OBE, RSM and Donna Caira, Saffery Champness
Breakout session one
1. IFRS 15 workshop - Phil Barden, Deloitte2. Conceptual Framework - Jelena Voilo, IASB3. Climate-related disclosures - Doug Johnston, EY4. Digital reporting: ESEF legislation and impact on use of iXBRL - Phil Fitz-Gerald, FR Lab5. Filing requirements for small & micro-entities - Speaker TBC
Breakout session two
1. IFRS 15 workshop - Phil Barden, Deloitte2. Conceptual Framework - Jelena Voilo, IASB3. Climate-related disclosures - Doug Johnston, EY4. Digital reporting: ESEF legislation and impact on use of iXBRL - Phil Fitz-Gerald, FR Lab5. Small & micro-entity reporting - John Selwood
Strategic report guidance and s172Speaker TBC
Chairman's closing remarksVeronica Poole, Deloitte
Andromeda Wood's main area of interest is the role of technology and data in the future of corporate reporting. She is an experienced data and semantic modeller and has been working with XBRL for over 15 years. Andie is co-chair of the Entity-Specific Disclosure Task Force, a member of a number of other XBRL International task forces and a member of the FASB Dimension Modeling Working Group. Prior to her role with Workiva, Andie spent five years at the IASB working on the IFRS Taxonomy and technology in corporate reporting. Andie has a degree in biological sciences from St Catherine’s College, Oxford.
Veronica Poole is Deloitte's Senior Accounting Technical Partner. She is the DTTL Global IFRS Leader, UK National Head of Accounting and Corporate Reporting and a member of the DTTL and UK Audit Quality Boards. She is a member of the UK FRC's Corporate Reporting Council, HM Treasury's Financial Reporting Advisory Board and the UK Hundred Group Financial Reporting Committee.
Paul George is Executive Director of the Corporate Governance & Reporting Division. Paul joined the FRC in 2004 as the Director of the Professional Oversight Board. He was Chair of the International Forum of Independent Audit Regulators (IFIAR) from April 2011 to April 2013. He holds a degree in Accountancy and Financial Analysis from Warwick University, qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 1985 and was a partner from 1995 until he left the firm in 1999. In addition to being responsible for the audits of many major public interest entities he managed one of KPMG’s significant consulting businesses and was on their UK Consulting management committee. Following KPMG, and prior to joining the Financial Reporting Council in 2004, Paul was a main board director of a UK publicly quoted company specialising in helping multi-national companies improve their operational efficiency and the effectiveness of their finance functions.
Thomas Toomse-Smith joined the Financial Reporting Council’s FR Lab in late 2013. He led the Lab’s ‘Towards Clear and Concise Reporting’ project and is now leading the ‘Corporate Reporting in a Digital World’ project looking at how the use of digital reporting might be optimised in the future. Before joining the Lab, Thomas worked in the Corporate Reporting team at a FTSE 100 company for two years. Prior to this he worked in insurance audit for 10 years both in the UK and the US. Thomas is an ICAEW chartered accountant
David Lyford-Smith is an accountant and tech expert with particular interests in the digitalisation of tax systems, blockchain and cryptocurrencies, spreadsheet skills and best practice, and the place of technology in ICAEW’s professional qualifications. In his role in the IT Faculty, David liaises with various business and practice stakeholders as well as academic and political interests to create events and publications on a variety of thought leadership activities surrounding accountants in practice.
Gary Kabureck was appointed to the International Accounting Standards Board (Board) in 2013 and reappointed for a second term in 2017. From 2001 to 2013, he served as the chief accounting officer and since 2003 as a corporate vice president for Xerox Corporation. He was responsible for ensuring the company’s compliance with IFRS Standards and US GAAP and for overseeing the work of more than 1,200 accountants globally. Mr Kabureck supervised Xerox’s internal controls, accounting-policy development, implementation of ’new accounting procedures and internal and external financial reporting. Prior to becoming chief accounting officer, Mr Kabureck held various senior accounting positions at Xerox, beginning in 1985. His professional career began in 1975 at what is now PwC, where he worked for 10 years. Mr Kabureck is an active member of Financial Executives International (FEI), an association for senior finance executives. Before his appointment, Mr Kabureck served on a range of advisory bodies, including those to the US Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) and to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Mr Kabureck has an MBA from the University of Bridgeport, US. He is a certified public accountant and in 2008 was inducted into the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Hall of Fame.
Danielle Stewart OBE is a partner at RSM, where she heads up the firm’s financial reporting service line. Danielle delivers complex financial reporting services to clients, as well as running a diverse portfolio of fast growing mid-market businesses from the firm’s Guildford office. She is a member of the Financial Reporting Council’s committee which maintains UK GAAP. As well as this, she is a member of the Financial Reporting Faculty Board at the ICAEW and a key member of their Financial Reporting Committee (FRC), which issues responses on all financial reporting based consultations from both UK and global regulators and standard setters. Danielle works pro bono with the UK Government’s Department of Trade (currently known as BEIS) from time to time. She is currently assisting them with certain accounting profession related matters arising from Brexit. In 2013, Danielle received an OBE for services to accountancy and small businesses.
Jake Green is Grant Thornton's technical partner. He has responsibility for leading the technical team within the firm where he has worked since 2003. In this role he has helped many of the firm's largest clients that prepare financial statements under either IFRS or UK GAAP, and now FRS 102. Jake is an active contributor to the financial reporting community, and enjoys representing Grant Thornton International Limited on the joint IASB and FASB Revenue Transition Resource Group, and the IFRS Advisory Council.
Peter Hogarth is a partner at PwC and leads the firm's UK Accounting Consulting Services group. He advises the firm and its clients across a wide range of financial reporting topics, dealing with both UK GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards. He is a principal author of PwC’s Manual of Accounting and is closely involved with many of the firm’s initiatives concerning the future direction of financial reporting.
Stephanie Henshaw is a corporate audit partner based in Exeter, delivering assurance and advisory services to a wide range of entities and has a particular interest in complex financial disclosures, effective narrative reporting and corporate governance. Stephanie joined PKF Francis Clark in 2008 after 14 years as a partner in a Top 20 firm. Stephanie enjoys finding pragmatic solutions to seemingly complicated problems, providing support to the entire firm across a range of clients and working alongside tax and corporate finance on reconstructions and acquisitions. In addition to being the audit partner for a wide range of clients, from manufacturing and service companies to not-for-profit entities, she acts as a second partner for many of the firm’s most prestigious clients, including the firm’s largest groups and listed companies. Stephanie has overall responsibility for professional standards, including acting as the firm’s head of audit, assurance and financial reporting.
Donna Caira is a Partner in Saffery Champness's London office. She joined in 2003 as a technical communication manager, following spells with HSBC, Hillier Hopkins and Coopers & Lybrand, where she qualified as a chartered accountant and worked in financial service audit for seven years. Donna became a partner at Saffery Champness in 2009. Donna is responsible for implementing and monitoring audit technical and compliance across our business. She is the firm’s audit compliance partner and ethics partner and is a member of the Cold File Review Panel which conducts in-house reviews of audits.
Jenny Carter is Director of UK Accounting Standards at the FRC, and leads the FRC’s work on standards such as FRS 102 including the triennial review. Jenny qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC, rising to Senior Manager. In addition to a secondment from PwC to HM Treasury and a previous period working for the FRC, Jenny spent four years as Head of Technical Accounting at the BBC.
Phil Barden is a partner in Deloitte’s UK IFRS Centre of Excellence, assisting UK and multinational clients on a wide range of financial reporting issues. He leads Deloitte’s global Expert Advisory Panel on revenue recognition. Phil chairs the Financial Reporting Editorial Board of the ICAEW, and is a member of the Institute’s Financial Reporting Committee.
Jelena Voilo is a Technical Manager at the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) where she works on the Conceptual Framework project. Prior to joining the IASB, Jelena worked for the Accounting Standards Board in Lithuania and for Moore Stephens Vilnius accounting firm.
Phil Fitz-Gerald became Director of the Financial Reporting Lab in 2017. He is a Chartered Accountant in the UK with over 20 years of experience in accounting and audit. He has worked for the FRC since 2009 and was previously the Head of Case Examination and Enquiries where he led the first phase of the FRC's project on improving the quality of reporting at smaller listed and AIM quoted companies. Phil started his career in the audit practice at a large audit firm where he spent ten years, the latter half of which he worked as a senior manager in the firm’s professional practice department. After leaving practice, he spent five years as a training consultant helping companies with their corporate reporting requirements before joining the FRC.
John Selwood is a Chartered Accountant and independent training consultant, who lectures for major accountancy practices, professional bodies, training companies and publishers. He speaks on financial reporting, auditing, money laundering and company law. Previously, he has been the technical partner for a top thirty firm of accountants and head of an accountancy network. John is a member of the ICAEWs Audit and Assurance Faculty’s Practitioner Services Committee and has been involved with presenting and writing the material for the Audit & Assurance and Financial Reporting Faculty’s Roadshows for a number of years. He also regularly writes for Audit & Beyond and is the author of Core Auditing Standards for Practitioners.
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