AICPA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments 2020

Dec 7, 2020 ‐ Dec 9, 2020



Sessions

Conference Opening, AICPA Welcome and Update

Dec 7, 2020 10:00am ‐ Dec 7, 2020 10:35am

Identification: SEC2001

Operation Minutes: 25

Operation Credits: .5

Operation Credit Type: Specialized Knowledge

Operation Level: Intermediate

Operation Prerequisites: 3-5 Years in the Profession

Operation Advanced Prep: None

Operation Alertness Issued: 2

Operation Alertness Required: 1

Operation Sale: 1

Operation Archive: 1

Operation Sponsor Video: 1

Learn from the Chair of the American Institute of CPAs about the acceleration of trends shaping the future of work and how the AICPA is helping the profession adapt to emerging needs and embrace opportunities.

Learning Objectives:
  • Recognize changing needs in the CPA Profession
  • Identify resources that support emerging needs and changing marketplaces
Speaker(s):
Category: General Session (Online)

Auditing in a Period of Transformation

Dec 7, 2020 10:40am ‐ Dec 7, 2020 11:05am

Identification: SEC2002

Operation Credit Type: Auditing

Operation Level: Intermediate

Operation Prerequisites: 3-5 Years in the Profession

Operation Advanced Prep: None

Operation Minutes: 25

Operation Credits: .5

Operation Alertness Issued: 2

Operation Alertness Required: 1

Operation Sale: 1

Operation Archive: 1

Operation Sponsor Video: 1

Operation Polling: 1

Julie Bell Lindsay, Executive Director of the Center for Audit Quality, will discuss perspectives on the auditing profession in a period of transformationAuditing is transforming as the role of the auditor expands into new areas like ESG, cyber risk management, and non-GAAP. In addition, auditing is transforming as a new generation of talent enters the profession and new technological advances are made. This session will also discuss the auditing profession's efforts in maintaining audit quality given the challenges and risks presented by COVID-19.  

Learning Objectives:
  • Gain an understanding of the role of auditors in a transforming environment.
  • Learn about the efforts of the audit profession to maintain audit quality during COVID-19.
Speaker(s):
Category: General Session (Online)

Sponsor Chat: Workiva Simplifies Complex Work

Dec 7, 2020 11:05am ‐ Dec 7, 2020 11:20am

Identification: SEC20Chat

Join the Workiva team members in a text chat to learn more about how Workiva can help you adapt in today’s environment and simplify digital transformation. They will also be able to address any questions that you may have. (Not eligible for CPE).

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Break

Dec 7, 2020 11:05am ‐ Dec 7, 2020 11:20am

Identification: SEC20NS01

Category: Activity

Keynote - A Conversation with the SEC Chief Accountant and OCA Policy Initiatives

Dec 7, 2020 11:20am ‐ Dec 7, 2020 12:35pm

Identification: SEC2003

Operation Credit Type: A (45), AU (30)

Operation Level: Intermediate

Operation Prerequisites: 3-5 Years in the Profession

Operation Advanced Prep: None

Operation Alertness Issued: 6

Operation Alertness Required: 4

Operation Minutes: 75

Operation Credits: 1.5

Operation Archive: 1

Discover the SEC's current activities and future plans related to public company financial reporting and obtain accounting and auditing policy updates from OCA leadership. Hear the SEC staff's perspectives on specific financial reporting considerations during COVID-19. 

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about the SEC staff's specific areas of focus in the current reporting environment.
  • Gain an understanding of the SEC staff's current and future regulatory initiatives.
Speaker(s):
Category: General Session (Online)

Underwriter ConnectionUnderwriter Connection

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Underwriter Connection

Dec 7, 2020 12:35pm ‐ Dec 7, 2020 1:05pm

Identification: SEC20NS02

Category: Activity

Office of Chief Accountant (OCA) Current Projects

Dec 7, 2020 1:05pm ‐ Dec 7, 2020 1:55pm

Identification: SEC2004

Operation Prerequisites: 3-5 Years in the Profession

Operation Minutes: 50

Operation Credits: 1

Operation Alertness Issued: 4

Operation Alertness Required: 3

Operation Credit Type: Accounting

Operation Level: Intermediate

Operation Advanced Prep: None

Operation Archive: 1

Operation Sponsor Video: 1

Obtain an update on current accounting and reporting issues being addressed by SEC Professional Accounting Fellows.

Learning Objectives:
  • Identify current accounting issues being addressed by SEC
  • Identify current reporting issues being addressed by SEC
Speaker(s):
  • Kevin Cherrstrom, Professional Accounting Fellow, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Geoff Griffin, CPA, Professional Accounting Fellow, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Jeff Joseph, Professional Accounting Fellow, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Sheena Lam, Professional Accounting Fellow, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Jeffrey T. Nick, Professional Accounting Fellow, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Jillian Pearce, CPA, Professional Accounting Fellow, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Damon Romano, CPA, Professional Accounting Fellow, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Category: General Session (Online)

PCAOB Keynote: Discussion with the Board

Dec 7, 2020 2:00pm ‐ Dec 7, 2020 2:50pm

Identification: SEC2005

Operation Credit Type: Auditing

Operation Level: Intermediate

Operation Prerequisites: 3-5 Years in the Profession

Operation Advanced Prep: None

Operation Alertness Issued: 4

Operation Alertness Required: 3

Operation Minutes: 50

Operation Credits: 1

Operation Archive: 1

Join Julie Bell Lindsay and the entire PCOAB Board in an interactive dialogue about the Board's efforts to ensure audit quality and transparency in the current environment. Hear about the Board's current and future regulatory and standard-setting initiatives.  

Learning Objectives:
  • Gain an understanding of the PCAOB's regulatory initiatives.
  • Hear the views of PCAOB Chair and Board members regarding audit quality and transparency
Speaker(s):
Category: General Session (Online)

Stretch*s for Neck and Shoulder Relief - Sponsored by Audit Analytics

Dec 7, 2020 2:50pm ‐ Dec 7, 2020 3:05pm

Identification: SEC20NS03

Sponsored by Audit Analytics - Strecth*s for Neck & Shoulder Relief: Stretch*s to help relieve common areas of tension, in the shoulders and neck. Whether you're experiencing tension from sitting behind a desk, staring at a phone or sleeping in the wrong position, these stretches will help work out common kinks.

Category: Activity

Resilience Beyond Recovery: Reimagining Accounting in Extraordinary Times

Dec 7, 2020 3:05pm ‐ Dec 7, 2020 3:55pm

Identification: SEC2006

Operation Minutes: 50

Operation Credits: 1

Operation Credit Type: Accounting

Operation Level: Intermediate

Operation Prerequisites: 3-5 Years in the Profession

Operation Advanced Prep: None

Operation Alertness Issued: 4

Operation Alertness Required: 3

Operation Sale: 1

Operation Archive: 1

Operation Sponsor Video: 1

AICPA President and CEO Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, will discuss how the profession is helping drive economic recovery and addressing disruption to remain resilient in a complex and transformative world. Topics will include the innovation of core services, new and emerging technologies, reskilling and the evolution of CPA licensure.

Learning Objectives:
  • Understand how the profession impacts the economic recovery.
  • Understand how addressing disruption impacts the profession's resilience.
Speaker(s):
Category: General Session (Online)
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