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 Two Program Agenda (2017)
8:00 - 9:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10
Opening Remarks from the Chair
Sharjeel Abdur, Associate Partner, Calvista LLP
9:10 - 10:10
Addressing Implementation Issues with IFRS 9
Bhavna Duggal, Senior Manager, Financial Accounting Advisory Services, EY
  • Overview of IFRS 9
  • Updates on classification and measurement, expected loss, impairment model, and reformed approach to hedge accounting
  • Preparing for implementation
  • Design and advice on the implementation of models, processes, systems and changes to internal controls
  • Internal monitoring of the implementation progress
  • Roadblocks
  • Early market reaction to IFRS 9
10:10 - 10:30        Networking Break
10:30 - 11:30
Update on Trends and Issues in Audits of Internal Control over Financial Reporting (ICFR)
Elaine Wakely, Principal, Peak Advisory
  • Global regulations that focus on ICFR: U.S. SOX, NI 52-109
  • Trends and hot topics related to ICFR audits
  • Data related to ICFR audit opinions and related questions
  • Identifying audit deficiencies related to ICFR
11:30 - 12:30
Impact of Innovations in Data and Analytics on Financial Reporting
Geoff Zakaib, Chair, XBRL Canada
  • How companies are using data and analytics to drive business performance
  • Using XBRL to improve the effectiveness and efficiency in financial reporting
  • Developments at the SEC on mandatory use of XBRL for Foreign Private Issuers reporting in accordance with IFRS
  • What is Inline-XBRL and why it is becoming a financial reporting standard
12:30 - 1:30        Luncheon Break
1:30 - 2:30
Maintaining Accurate and High-Quality Financial Reporting
Malcolm McKay, Director, Technical Accounting, Agrium Inc.
Leah Lagamayo, Accounting Specialist, Agrium Inc.
  • Higher risk areas where restatements have occurred
  • Regulator hot buttons in Canada and the U.S.
  • Review of recent comments from regulators, focusing on Calgary companies
  • Best practices in financial disclosure risk management
  • What to do if a Canadian or U.S. regulator such as the SEC or ASC calls or sends a written comment
  • How preparers of financial statements and MD&A can protect themselves
2:30 - 2:45        Networking Break
2:45 - 3:45
Practical Advice for Impairment Testing
Dan Rochon, Director, Finance, TEC Canada
  • Assessing whether an impairment exists under IFRS and ASPE
  • Fair value costs to sell versus value in use impairment testing
  • Disclosure considerations
  • Allocating goodwill to cash-generating units
  • Reversing an Impairment Loss
3:45 - 4:45
Improving Your MD&A
Tyler Smith, Manager Financial Accounting Advisory Services, EY
  • Key principles for an effective MD&A
  • Common disclosure deficiencies and how to avoid them
  • Minimizing the risks of disclosure overload while meeting your obligations
  • MD&A best practices
  • Identify key concerns from the CPA Disclosure Framework
4:45        End of Day Two



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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