Center for Financial Reporting & Management

2009 Executive Accounting Program

International Accounting IFRS Phase 1 Assessment Workshop
March 19-20, 2009
Woodfin Suites Hotel

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.

Questions about the course content should be directed to:

Solomon Darwin
Executive Director
(510) 643 - 4133

Program Overview

Name International Accounting IFRS Phase 1 Assessment Workshop

Date 2 Day Program from March 19-20, 2009

Time 7:00 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Class Program

Location Woodfin Suites Hotel, 5800 Shellmound Street, Emeryville, CA 94608 (capacity limited to 70 students)

Special Early Bird Rates (register by February 27) Single Registration: $2800
Group Registration (for 3 or more): $2300 per person
Academic (for full-time professors): $1800
CalCPA Members: $1800

Regular Fees Single Registration: $2900
Group Registration (for 3 or more): $2400 per person
Academic (for full-time professors): $1900
CalCPA Members: $1900

A Diploma of Completion will be granted.

Instructors Interactive Program taught by experts in the field.

CPE Credit 8 hours each day

Contact (Registration Information) Dayna Haugh (510) 642-6334

Program Agenda

Program Day 1: Early Adoption Challenges: Preparation and Resource Requirements
Morning Session: 8:00AM - 12:00PM

  • Exploring pros & cons of early adoption
  • Creating an effective timeline and priorities
  • Variables and components to evaluate in Phase 1
  • Key issues in the first-time adoption of IFRS
  • Factors that enable a smooth transition
  • Key challenges of initial conversion


  • Alan Jones,
    Director, Transaction Services
    PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
  • Srijit Banerjee,
    Principal, Transaction Services
    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Afternoon Session: 1:00PM - 5:00PM

  • An overview of key IFRS accounting policies and issues
  • Tax conversion issues
  • Process, systems, and control impacts
  • Information systems changes
  • Operational and HR needs to meet the challenges


  • Christie Simons,
    Partner, Accounting & Advisory
    Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Alfonse Upshaw,
    Partner, Accounting & Advisory
    Deloitte & Touche LLP

Program Day 2: Financial Reporting Under IFRS
Morning Session: 8:00AM - 12:00PM

  • Understanding the new IFRS language
  • Impact on External Reporting
  • Elements of IFRS financial statement preparation
  • Impact on relevant ratios and numbers
  • Possible new exposures to earnings management


  • David Sawaya,
    Assurance & Advisory - IFRS
    Ernst & Young LLP
  • Nancy Salisbury,
    Partner, National Professional Practice - IFRS
    Ernst & Young LLP

Afternoon Session: 1:00PM - 5:00PM

  • Recognition and measurement of assets
  • Inventories
  • Revenue recognition
  • Provisions/non-financial liabilities and other liabilities
  • Special purpose entities; consolidated financial statements
  • Financial instruments, including the disclosure requirements in IFRS 7


  • Marcus McArdle,
    Partner, Professional Practice, National Office
  • Dara Bazzano,
    Partner, Area Professional Practice

Speaker Biographies

Speaker Biographies

Hotels Accomodations

Woodfin Suite Hotel (see map)
5800 Shellmound Street, Emeryville
$154 per night

A limited number of hotel rooms are being held at the Woodfin Suite Hotel for the Executive Accounting Program at $154 per night. For reservations, please contact Quenisha Hicks at or 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. Room reservations must be made by February 27 to guarantee this rate!

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