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
Current live blockchains and use cases being explored
Audit and financial reporting impacts
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
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