Thursday 30 November 2017


2:30 pm


1.5 CDP hours

Session Topic

Preparing for the transition into AASB 16 Leases

1 January 2018 is the transition date into AASB 16 Leases with 31 December being the comparative period. So lets get start on implementing this complex standard. The session will address:

  • Board principles of AASB 16 for lessee
  • What information needs to be collected
  • Transitional decisions for 3rd balance sheet
  • Implementation steps
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This session is presented by:

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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 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.

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.