Conferences

Center for Financial Reporting & Management

Executive Accounting Program

Co-Sponsored with Financial Executives International (FEI)

March 6-7, 2008
Haas School of Business
Executive Learning Classroom

About the Program

Berkeley's Executive Accounting Program is designed to enhance leadership skills and equip financial executives with current knowledge and best practices as well as foster personal development in a changing business world. The program employs the best practitioners and academicians to engage the world's most promising manager in a transformational experience to manage more effectively and innovatively.

The program is designed for:

  • CFOs / Chief Accounting Officers
  • Financial and General Controllers
  • Heads of Financial Reporting
  • IFRS/IAS Project Leaders
  • Accountants/Corporate Accounting Consultants

This two-day interactive workshop is carefully designed to address teh prevailing concerns of today's financial executives. It provides a step-by-step overview of the technical issues involved in IFRS and the critical differences between IFRS and US GAAP.

The course answers questions such as:

  • What are the current IFRS requirements?
  • What changes are proposed, and what impact will these have on financial statement preparation, disclosures and financial performance reports?
  • What are the critical differences between US and IASB standards?
  • What items commonly appear in the SEC Form 20-F GAAP reconciliation?
  • What are the prospects for international convergence of accounting standards?
  • What issues are involved in moving from US GAAP to IFRS?
  • What choices can be made when preparing IFRS financial statements?

Questions about the course content should be directed to:

Solomon Darwin
Executive Director
(510) 643 - 4133
darwin@haas.berkeley.edu

Program Overview

   
Name International Financial Reporting (IFRS Workshop)
Date 2 Day Program from March 6-7 2008
Time 7:00 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 4:30 pm Class Program
Location Executive Learning Classroom (S480) at Haas School of Business (capacity limited to 60 students)
Fee $2900 - a Diploma of Completion will be granted.
Instructors Interactive Program taught by experts in the field.
CPE Credit 7.5 hours each day
Contact Dayna Haugh (510) 642-6334

Program Agenda

Program Day 1
Module 1: 8:00AM - 12:00PM

  • Philosophical and key differences between IFRS and US GAAP
  • Comparison of the Conceptual Frameworks for IFRS and US GAAP
  • Prospects and timetable for the joint accounting convergence projects
  • Rules concerning First-time adoption of IFRS
  • Business combinations
  • Special purpose entities

Instructors:

  • Professor Xiao-Jun Zhang (Moderator)
    Haas School of Business
    University of California, Berkeley
  • Prabhakar Kalavacherla "PK"
    Partner, Audit and Risk Advisory Services
    KPMG LLP
  • Dara Bazzano
    Audit Partner, Western Area Professional Practice Group
    KPMG LLP

Module 2: 1:00PM-4:30PM

  • Investments in associates and joint ventures
  • Revenue recognition and measurement of assets
  • Construction contracts
  • Share-based payment
  • Intangible assets
  • Impairment of assets

Instructors:

  • Professor Maria Nondorf (Moderator)
    Haas School of Business
    University of California, Berkeley
  • Alan Stephen Jones
    Director, Transaction Services Group
    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • Srijit Banerjee
    Principal, Transaction Services Group
    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Program Day 2
Module 1: 8:00AM - 12:00PM

  • Property Plant & Equipment
  • Non-current assets held for sale
  • Discontinued operations
  • Financial instruments (derivatives and hedge accounting)
  • Investment property
  • Inventories
  • Leases
  • Provisions/non-financial

Instructors:

  • Professor Xiao-Jun Zhang (Moderator)
    Haas School of Business
    University of California, Berkeley
  • Kathie Bugg
    Partner, National Office SEC Services
    Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Ignacio Perez
    Partner, National Office Accounting Consultation
    Deloitte & Touche LLP

Module 2: 1:00PM - 4:30PM

  • Current and deferred taxes
  • Foreign currency issues
  • Financial statement presentation and specific disclosures
  • Segment and Interim reporting
  • Consolidated financial statements
  • Technical review of common items on the SEC Form 20-F of IFRS
  • Future IFRS developments/Pending IFRIC pronouncements

Instructors:

  • Professor Maria Nondorf (Moderator)
    Haas School of Business
    University of California, Berkeley
  • David G. Sawaya
    Partner, Assurance and Advisory Business Services, IFRS Expert
    Ernst & Young LLP
  • Sean Cremen
    Senior Manager, Assurance and Advisory Business Services, IFRS Expert
    Ernst & Young LLP

Hotels Accomodations

Woodfin Suite Hotel (see map)
5800 Shellmound Street, Emeryville
888/433-9042
$159 per night
http://www.woodfinsuitehotels.com/emeryville

A limited number of hotel rooms are being held at the Woodfin Suite Hotel for the Executive Accounting Program at $159 per night. The Woodfin Suite Hotel is about 10 minutes away from campus and the hotel will provide a free shuttle to campus at 7:00am and return to the hotel at 5:00pm for the days of the program.

For reservations, call 1-888-433-9042. When calling in your reservation, indicate that you want to book a room for the "Executive Accounting Program" group block. Check in is at 3:00pm and check out is at noon. Room reservations must be made by February 22 to guarantee this rate!

Getting to Haas - General Parking and Driving Directions

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