Tuesday 10 November 2020


2:30 pm


1.5 CPD hours

Session Topic

COVID-19 – The ongoing financial reporting, auditing and regulatory developments

The issues facing financial professionals in COVID-19 times continue. They are many and complex … too hard to confront without expert insights. Now is the time to bring COVID-19’s financial-reporting and auditing risks into sharp focus for the 31 December period.

This session will focus on:

  • The latest guidance from standard-setters and regulators
  • Examples of COVID-19 implications and disclosures in recent financial reports, and
  • Examples of audit reports in the COVID-19 environment.
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This session is presented by:

Colin Parker

Principal | GAAP Consulting | Financial Reporting Expert

Colin, Principal of GAAP Consulting, is an expert in financial reporting, auditing and related governance issues, and was previously a member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board.

He has conducted many independent expert and consulting experts reports on professional negligence, and accounting and auditing standards. He is the team leader advisory and litigation services and adviser to GAAP Training and Reportfraud.


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Carmen Ridley

Principal | Australian Financial Reporting Solutions

Carmen has an excellent knowledge of financial reporting through significant experience with a number of major accounting firms in both the external audit and technical divisions and spending significant time analysing and interpreting accounting standards for clients.

Carmen is a former Board member of the AASB (2012 – 2020) and a former member of the IFRS for SME implementation committee (2020 – 2023).

Stephen Newman

Executive Counsel

Stephen is a corporate and commercial lawyer who also has considerable litigation experience in all major Courts and Tribunals. Stephen is a team member of ReportFraud. Stephen advises a range of clients and in particular, Accountants and Auditors on issues that relate to corporate and trust entities, businesses and private clients operating in many different industries, both domestic and international. Stephen also has considerable experience in dealing with regulators and conducting the defence of investigative and enforcement action.