SEC Reporting Updates and Hot Topics – A Webinar

Posted: Apr 07  |  By: Parker + Lynch

On Tuesday, April 28 at 11 am EDT Parker + Lynch will be co-hosting a webinar with GAAP Dynamics for CPE Credit (1.5 hours) to discuss recent updates and hot topics in SEC reporting – including information on accounting and reporting implications surrounding COVID-19.

To help navigate SEC reporting updates, our 1.5 hour webinar takes a deep dive into hot topics that accounting experts need to know about – including the latest as it relates to the COVID-19 crisis.

To start, we will be discussing how the SEC influences accounting and financial reporting through their speeches, regulations, comment letters, and enforcement actions using recent changes to MD&A to highlight this point.

SEC Speeches

The SEC speeches cover a variety of topics regarding the state of the market and regulatory agendas. In the webinar we will discuss those updates and what they mean for your business, including key themes and conversations resulting from the 2019 AICPA conference on current SEC and PCAOB developments.

Regulations and amendments

In an effort to provide some clarity on recent regulatory changes, this webinar also covers the amendments and regulation shifts you need to know about – including the FAST Act and DUST-R. We’ll review the following amendments in greater detail:

  • The amended definition of “smaller reporting companies” and why it matters.
  • Amendments to regulation S-K
  • Proposed amendments to disclosure requirements for business acquisitions and dispositions

Comment letters

Comment letters, or the correspondence between SEC staff and SEC filers, allow filers the opportunity to provide supplemental information to the SEC regarding any filing concerns. In this webinar, we go into SEC comment letter trends, including best practices for dealing with SEC staff.

Enforcement actions

As we round up the most commonly noted issues in enforcement actions, we’ll discuss the following:

  • Federal Court Actions
  • Administrative Proceedings
  • ALJ Decisions
  • Commission Opinions

Key learnings for attendees

This course is interactive and application based, with examples to illustrate key learning points. Beyond issuing CPE credits, our training engages accounting experts and guides them through complex accounting rules, saving time and money, while avoiding mistakes.

By the end of the course, learners should be able to:

  • Identify key themes and discussions from the 2019 AICPA conference on current SEC and PCAOB developments
  • Recognize related requirements of recently issued SEC regulatory guidance, including proposed guidance
  • Recall top areas of recent SEC comment letters
  • Recall information on recent SEC enforcement actions

CPE Credit Specifics

CPE Credits: 1.5

Course format: Live, facilitator-led webinar, which includes lecture, examples, exercises, polling questions, and Q&A

Instructional Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Field of Study: Accounting

Knowledge Level: Update

Prerequisites: Attendees should have a working knowledge of the regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Advanced Preparation: None

Note: In order to be awarded full credits, you must respond to at least five of the polling questions asked during the program.