Building a Proactive IFRS Transition Plan- Utilizing the Latest Guidance to Drive Accurate and Timely Financial Reporting
Event Date: 18-19 May 2009
Location: The Charles Hotel, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, USA

Effective corporate financial reporting remains one of the most crucial functions within a company.In today’s constantly changing global business environment with new regulations and a harsh macro economic environment, it is becoming more of a challenge to report corporate financial performance accurately and timely while constantly staying on-top of changes in regulations from the SEC and FASB.


This event will bring together top corporate leaders and government regulators to discuss honestly the future of financial reporting.Leave this conference with an understanding on how real companies are preparing for IFRS, implementing XBRL, integrating processes into the business, and reporting during mergers and acquisitions.


This year’sFinancial Reporting Excellence conference has been specifically co-located with ourindustry specific Leveraging SOX Compliance in Financial Services conference and also 15th Edition of the SOX Compliance Evolution conference, the premier venue for VPs, SVPs, Directors and Senior Management from leading Fortune 500 companies from various industries with responsibilities or involvement in the following areas:SOX Compliance,Corporate Governance,Internal Audit,Risk, Financial Reporting and Controls. The three conferences, combined into a uniqueGRC Leadership Forum, willbe held at the same venue inBoston and will be bridged together by networking sessions and shared breaks that involve participants from both conferences. Joint participation in the conferences is highly recommended and will be facilitated upon request/interest.

Financial Reporting Excellence – SOX Compliance Evolution – Leveraging SOX Compliance in Financial Services 

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  David Blaszkowski  
Director, Office of Interactive Disclosure, SEC- Securities Exchange Commission

  Orna Samuelly  
SVP, GCS Americas Finance and Business Controller, DHL

  Mario Seto  
Controller, Financial Reporting, URS Corporation

  Keith Meyer  
Director, External Reporting, PepsiCo Inc.

  Liv Watson  
At-Large Representative & 2nd Vice Chair, XBRL International
  • Understanding Ipact of US GAAP and IFRS Convergence
  • Ensuring Timeliness and Accuracy in Financial Reports
  • Adding Value Through Effective Financial Reporting
  • Leveraging Technology to Add Value (XBRL)
  • Effective Forecasting and Budgeting and Maximizing on the Best Structure and Processes
  • Understand key business implications of transitioning from US GAAP to IFRS
  • Identify best organizational structure around financial reporting
  • Utilize new tools for financial reporting
  • Benchmark XBRL implementation and how to recover return on investment 



“Understand the latest guidance on financial reporting and how it impacts your business in 2009 and beyond.”
Leverage effective financial reporting in your business



  Event Contact
Contact Name:
Ob Buranabanyat – Marketing Coordinator
marcus evans
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