PwC's Professional Development Program (PDP)

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PDP has been serving training needs of our clients for over 25 years and we continue to evolve and expand our suite of services and learning solutions each year to respond to your needs. The Program currently offers services including: skill/knowledge gap assessment, learning path development, customized training development and performance improvement evaluation solutions. As part of our customized on-site learning solutions, we work with you to create a tailored program designed to align with your business strategies and goals. The result is improved performance, motivation and skill gap closure while maximizing more of your training investments.

Keeping your needs in mind, our annual CPE event has a fresh and new approach designed to offer more collaboration and richer dialog with PwC practitioners and subject matter specialists. The agenda features technical updates and a selection of special topic electives. While CPE eligible; this event stretches beyond a standard technical update. Each event agenda contains thought provoking topics strategically selected to help you consider how various emerging issues, technical trends, and changes in our profession can be applied or used in practice. Click here to view a list of cities, dates and to register.



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Level: Intermediate
Length: Approximately 8 hours; 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Registration and networking begins 1/2 hour prior to class time
CPE: Approximately 8 Credits
Prerequisites: Participants should have a fundamental understanding of the financial statement components for an alternative investment entity.
Delivery Method: Group
Advanced Preparation: None
Who should attend: Investment management industry accounting, operations, tax and administrative personnel with supervisory responsibilities.
Benefits: In this interactive course, participants will get an understanding of the key elements of a set of financial statements of an Alternative Investment Fund and the different formats used (depending on the structure of the entity). This course will help participants gain more experience with a set of financial statements as a whole.
Content: Discussion of the key elements of a set of financial statements for an alternative (i.e., non-registered) investment entity, the different types of structures of Alternative Investment Funds including:
Overview of Financial Statements Types—In this discussion participants will be introduced to the different types of forms and structures for whichAlternative Investment Companies are typically organized, which includes: Limited Partnership/LLC, Offshore Companies, Master/Feeder and Fund of Funds
Overview of Financial Statement Components—In this discussion, participants will review a set of financial statements of an Alternative Investment Company including the Balance Sheet, the Condensed Schedule of Investments, the Statement of Operations, the Statement of Changes, the Cash Flow Statement, the Financial Highlights and the Footnotes
Case Study—In this discussion, participants will review the calculation of certain financial statement items including netting and presentation of due to/from brokers, financial highlights, condensing the schedule of investments and related risk disclosures
Level: Overview

Length: Approximately 3 1/2 hours; 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Registration and networking begins 1/2 hour prior to class time

CPE: Approximately 3 1/2 Credits

Prerequisites: None

Delivery Method: Group

Advanced Preparation: None

Who should attend: Real estate industry accounting, tax, operations and administrative personnel and professional staff of law firms advising real estate companies.

Benefits: Participants will be introduced to the most recent developments relating to current industry trends, accounting and tax developments.

Content: Discuss the most recent industry trends; Describe recently issued or proposed accounting developments and pronouncements as it relates to REITs; Discuss recently issued and evolving tax developments
Level: Overview

Length: Approximately 3 1/2 hours; 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Registration and networking begins 1/2 hour prior to class time

CPE: Approximately 3 1/2 Credits

Prerequisites: None

Delivery Method: Group

Advanced preparation: None

Who should attend: Real estate industry accounting, tax, operations and administrative personnel and professional staff of law firms advising real estate companies.

Benefits: Participants will be introduced to the most recent developments relating to current industry trends, accounting and tax developments.

Content: Discuss the most recent industry trends; Describe recently issued or proposed accounting developments and pronouncements as it relates to real estate funds; Discuss recently issued and evolving tax developments
Level: Overview

Length: Approximately 3 1/2 hours; 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Registration and networking begins 1/2 hour prior to class time

CPE: Approximately 3 1/2 Credits

Prerequisites: None

Delivery Method: Group

Advanced Preparation: None

Who should attend: Real estate industry accounting, tax, operations and administrative personnel and professional staff of law firms advising real estate companies.

Benefits: Participants will be introduced to the most recent developments relating to current industry trends, accounting and tax developments.

Content: Discuss the most recent industry trends; Describe recently issued or proposed accounting developments and pronouncements as it relates to REITs; Discuss recently issued and evolving tax developments
Level: Overview

Length: Approximately 3 1/2 hours; 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Registration and networking begins 1/2 hour prior to class time

CPE: Approximately 3 1/2 Credits

Prerequisites: None

Delivery Method: Group

Advanced preparation: None

Who should attend: Real estate industry accounting, tax, operations and administrative personnel and professional staff of law firms advising real estate companies.

Benefits: Participants will be introduced to the most recent developments relating to current industry trends, accounting and tax developments.

Content: Discuss the most recent industry trends; Describe recently issued or proposed accounting developments and pronouncements as it relates to real estate funds; Discuss recently issued and evolving tax developments
Level: Basic
Length: Approximately 4 hours; Timing varies by location; please refer to schedule; Registration and networking begins 1/2 hour prior to class time
CPE: Approximately 4 Credits
Prerequisites: None
Delivery Method: Group
Advanced Preparation: None
Who should attend: CFO's, controllers, administrators and other personnel responsible for accounting, tax and reporting for alternative and registered funds.
Benefits: The seminar provides participants with the tools and knowledge to understand and discuss technical aspects of IFRS as well as a clear picture and understanding of what the transition challenges will be to adopt IFRS for the first time. Participants will learn many of the key differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP as well as better understand the IFRS framework and principles.
Content: This seminar focuses on the technical aspects of IFRS as well as many of the key differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP.
Participants will discuss the status of IFRS in the United States today as well as how far it has evolved around the world, as well as some of the key changes that face management in making the transition to IFRS
Participants will discuss the key changes to presenting financial statements under IFRS; contrasting and comparing to those under U.S. GAAP by walking through a sample set of IFRS financial statements
Participants will examine the accounting differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP most relevant to the IM industry and an introduction to the IFRS accounting model (where significantly different than U.S. GAAP) through analyzing real-life practical examples
Participants will also examine the regulatory environment