It was the most informative session on IFRS that I have attended.
- Controller, Univar Canada
19th Annual Event!

Canadian Accounting & Reporting - Calgary 2018

Implement IFRS Updates and Prepare for New Reporting Requirements

November 20 - 21, 2018  ·  Calgary, Alberta
LAST YEAR'S Day One Program Agenda (2017)
8:00 - 9:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair
Sharjeel Abdur, Associate Partner, Calvista LLP
9:10 - 10:10
Future of Corporate Reporting
Sander Jansen, Manager, Sustainability Services, KPMG LLP
  • Greater transparency in relation to non-financial or sustainability issues
  • How to best prepare for future changing expectations
  • Overview of key trends that will define the corporate reporting landscape going forward
  • Role of reporting in gaining access to capital and building social license
10:10 - 10:30        Networking Break
10:30 - 11:30
What You Need to Know About the New Federal Carbon Pricing Plan
David Crawford, Senior Manager, Indirect Tax Services, PwC
  • Reporting practices
  • Learn how the tax is distributed
  • Its impacts financial reporting
11:30 - 12:30
Update on IFRS 16 - Leases
Kerry Clark, Associate Partner, EY
  • Learn about key concepts
  • Lessee accounting and lessor accounting
  • Transition and effective date
  • Project plan
  • Best practices in project diagnostics
  • Post implementation
12:30 - 1:30        Luncheon Break
1:30 - 2:30
IFRS 15: Understanding and Applying the New Standard
Sharjeel Abdur, Associate Partner, Calvista LLP
  • Overview of IFRS 15
  • What you need to know before it comes into effect in 2018
  • Practical examples and strategies
  • Hear what early adopters are saying
2:30 - 3:30
Compliance with the New Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act (ESTMA)
Stephanie Stimpson, Partner, Torys LLP
  • Overview of the Reporting Requirements
  • Challenges for the implementation of ESTMA
    • Joint ventures and attribution of payments
    • Project level reporting
    • Consolidated versus subsidiary reporting
  • Attestation (director/officer vs. external auditor)
  • Liability and the due diligence defense
  • Aboriginal government payments
  • Confidentiality and conflicts of law
  • Status of legislation in other jurisdictions and substitute reporting
  • Latest guidance from NRCan and current developments
3:30 - 3:45        Networking Break
3:45 - 4:45
Year-End Best Practices
Bhavna Duggal, Senior Manager, Financial Accounting Advisory Services, EY
  • Year-end accruals and next year's reversals
  • Closing entries, closing of books, opening of next year's books report preparation
  • Engaging stakeholders
4:00        End of Day One



As major accounting projects evolve and new standards are implemented, your company must stay on top of changes that will inevitably affect your financial reporting. Improper interpretation and application of these ever-changing standards has the power to compromise your entire organization. Ensuring that you are up-to-date on the latest standard revisions and regulatory priorities are critical to your success.

INFONEX's 19th annual Canadian Accounting & Reporting will provide an in-depth analysis of standards that were implemented in the last year, and provide practical guidance for projects are in the midst of changing. This year the agenda is comprised of a series of mini workshops to go deep into complex standards. Our faculty of experts will go beyond discussions of what the standards are, and provide specific accounting examples for your most pressing challenges in financial reporting.

Take an in-depth look at the new revenue recognition model and learn how to make sense of the changes. Get an update on the latest exposure draft of the accounting project. Better understand the latest developments to financial instruments and hedges. Take away strategies to enhance your MD&A. Overcome common implementation issues related to IFRS11 - Joint Arrangements. Discover best practices for improving your year-end reporting. Take a look ahead and learn about the latest improvements to IFRSs.

Join us in Calgary to learn the best methods for applying the standard changes from leaders in your field, and get solutions to issues that arise when applying the changes. Register today!

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