Date

Tuesday 10 November 2020

Time

2:30 pm

Duration

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 of 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 the co-author of ‘Understanding and Implementing the Reduced Disclosure Regime’. Carmen is serving her third three-year term as a member of the AASB.

Stephen Newman

Corporate lawyer

Stephen is a corporate lawyer with extensive litigation experience, particularly in the Supreme Court and the Federal Court as well as with police fraud squads. Stephan has advised clients on fraud and fraud related issues including the design of relevant work policies, the recovery of defrauded assets from fraudsters, the making of insurance policies, and litigation against negligent professional advisers.

Sonya Sinclair

Audit and risk management expert

Sonya is a registered company auditor, registered superannuation auditor and quality-control reviewer, CAANZ. Sonya specialises in risk management, implementation of audit quality through development of audit systems and processes, and interpretation and advice on generally accepted accounting and auditing principles. Sonya has over 15 years’ experience in auditing and financial reporting, bringing a collaborative style and balancing technical aspects with practical recommenations to clients.