What you missed at the 2020 FEI Conference

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11/17/20

We summarize key FASB and SEC takeaways from their sessions at FEI’s 2020 Corporate Financial Reporting Insights Conference.
 

Did you miss this year’s FEI Corporate Financial Reporting Insights Conference? We have you covered. In this episode, Valerie Wieman and Kyle Moffatt, both partners in PwC’s National Office, join host Heather Horn to provide their perspective on what we heard at the FASB and SEC sessions.

Topics include:

  • 0:50 - Background and overall themes. We kick off our discussion with some background on the conference and summarize this year’s presenters.
  • 2:02 - FASB standard setting update. Val discusses the remarks given by the FASB’s new chairman, Rich Jones, and new technical director, Hillary Salo, highlighting their key initiatives and areas of focus. Val also shares what we heard about the FASB’s agenda for the rest of the year and beyond.
  • 10:50 - SEC update. Kyle provides the highlights from the SEC sessions, including OCA’s priorities and the common questions fielded from consults with Corp Fin.
  • 16:00 - The COVID-19 environment. Not surprisingly, there was some discussion of the reporting implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kyle highlights the three key areas of focus: MD&A, goodwill impairment, and non-GAAP measures and metrics.
  • 20:05 - Wrap up. We close by discussing the primary messages that stood out during this year’s conference. 

About our guests

Valerie Wieman is an assurance partner in PwC’s National Office where she develops content and supports the creation of brand-defining thought leadership publications and communications.

Kyle Moffatt is a partner in PwC's National Office where he consults with engagement teams and audit clients on SEC reporting matters. He joined PwC in April 2020 after spending almost 20 years with the SEC, most recently as Chief Accountant and Disclosure Program Director in the Division of Corporation Finance.

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

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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