What you missed at the 2019 AICPA Conference

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Hear partners from PwC’s National office summarize 5 things you need to know about the 2019 AICPA Conference.

The 2019 AICPA Conference on Current SEC & PCAOB Developments included content focused on how all participants in the financial reporting ecosystem have a shared objective. Join Heather Horn, Valerie Wieman and Ryan Spencer as they discuss key takeaways from this year’s conference. Topics include:

  • 1:05 - Background and overall themes. We kick off our discussion with some background on the conference and discussion of overall themes. 
  • 4:56 - FASB standard setting update. Valerie discusses upcoming projects and key initiatives the FASB is focusing on.
  • 8:31 - SEC update. Ryan provides the highlights from the SEC sessions, including proposed new rules and SEC comment letter trends. 
  • 14:50 - PCAOB update. We discuss the focus on CAMs and 2020 areas of focus for the PCAOB.
  • 19:09 - Final thoughts. We wrap it up with a discussion of interesting takeaways from other sessions.

About our guests

Valerie Wieman is an assurance Partner in PwC’s National Office where she consults with engagement teams and audit clients on tax accounting matters. She also develops content and supports the creation of brand-defining thought leadership publications and communications.


Ryan Spencer is a Partner in PwC's National Office specializing in SEC financial reporting matters. He has over 20 years of experience serving clients in the technology and life sciences industries and is a frequent contributor to PwC’s publications and communications.

About our host

Heather Horn is PwC’s National office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series, as well as periodic webcasts for the power and utilities industry. With over 25 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.

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Heather Horn

Heather Horn

US Strategic Thought Leader, National Professional Services Group, PwC US

David Schmid

David Schmid

International Accounting Leader, National Professional Services Group, PwC US

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