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

Canadian Accounting & Reporting - Calgary 2018

Implement IFRS Updates and Prepare for New Reporting Requirements

November 20 - 21, 2018  ·  Calgary, Alberta
Day Two Program Agenda: Wednesday November 21, 2018
8:00 - 9:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10
Opening Remarks from the Chair
Arthur Kostaras, CEO, Canada Accountants
9:10 - 10:10
Investor Expectations for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Reporting
Elizabeth Logan, Senior Manager, Climate Change, Environment and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young LLP
  • The state of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting is continuing to involve to meet changing and increased investor needs
  • In particular, the interest of investors and stakeholders with response to an organization’s climate change risk identification, mitigation and adaptation is continuing to change and increase
  • Elements of relevant reporting frameworks, including SASB, GRI and Integrated Reporting should all be considered in defining a reporting strategy – there is no one right framework for an organization
  • The recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TFCD) (2017) provide guidance around the governance, strategy risk management and metrics and targets for climate-disclosure
  • Balancing changing and increasing regulatory reporting requirements with investor reporting requirements necessitates a clearly defined reporting strategy to reduce the reporting burden on an organization
10:10 - 10:30        Networking Break
10:30 - 11:30
Blockchain and Accounting
Janine Moir, Manager, Assurance Services Group, Deloitte
  • Blockchain 101
  • Current live blockchains and use cases being explored
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Audit and financial reporting impacts
  • Regulatory environment
11:30 - 12:30
Collaboration through Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Bill Kimball, Senior Account Manager, Xero

Strange as it may sound, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are not taking away the human element. In fact, by automating once-manual tasks – people now have more time to collaborate and innovate. The session discusses the far-reaching impact of AI and machine learning – and how individuals and teams can prepare to make the best use of these groundbreaking advances.

12:30 - 1:30        Luncheon Break
1:30 - 2:30
Trends, Best Practices and Considerations in Integrated Reporting
Sander Jansen, Manager & Practice Lead, Sustainability Services, KPMG
  • What is current reality of, and drivers for, integrated reporting? What are we hearing from the street?
  • What is the value of integrated reporting?
  • What is the current rate of reporting?
  • How to prepare an integrated report: key content elements and considerations
2:30 - 2:45        Networking Break
2:45 - 3:45
IFRS 15 - Revenue Recognition – Lessons Learned So Far
Kathy Xu, Finance Manager, AECOM
  • Overview of IFRS 15
  • New modifications
  • What you need to know now
  • Practical examples and strategies
  • Hear from early Q1 Reports
3:45 - 4:45
IFRS 9 - Financial Instruments - Lessons Learned So Far
Heather Steinley, Audit Senior Manager, KPMG LLP
  • Overview of IFRS 9
  • Updates on classification and measurement, impairment model and reformed approach to hedge accounting
  • Understanding ongoing accounting requirements
  • Impact on disclosures
4:45        End of Day Two
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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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