31st Annual Financial Reporting Symposium

Sarah Woodman, Global events journalist
May 10, 2011 /

The Houston CPA Society, a chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, will host authorities from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) to the 31st Annual Financial Reporting Symposium in Westin Houston Memorial City, Gessner, Texas on May 19, 2011.

The goal of the symposium is to provide financial statement users with relevant informaton and perspectives on current accounting, auditing and financial reporting issues.

Topics to be tackled are the current state of financial Reporting, prospects for the convergence of IFRS and FASB standards, current FASB, FASB/IASB and EITF projects; potential for private company standard setting, current developments at the SEC, PCAOB activities that potentially affect auditor behavior and proposed changes in auditor reporting.

One of the speakers of the event is Jay D. Hanson, a board member of the Houston Society of CPAs.

The coordinators are Katherine Schipper, PhD, Jay D. Hanson, Gregory J. Jonas, James L. Leisenring, CPA, Paul H. Munter, Scott A. Taub and Phil D. Wedemeyer, CPA.

The information to be provided in symposium will only be an overview. There are no prerequisites for joining and the CPE credit for it is 8 hours.

The Houston CPA Society is an organization of Certified Public Accountants in Texas Society of  which was organized in 1928 for the purpose of networking and social interaction.

It is a permanent source of continuing education as well as a professional network for CPAs, not only in Houston but throughout Texas.

 

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