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Date

Thursday 5 December 2019

Time

2:30 pm

Duration

1.5 CDP hours

Session Topic

Reporting and auditing considerations for 31 December

Every reporting period has its unique challenges for preparers and auditors, ranging from new accounting standards to ASIC’s and the ACNC’s regulatory focuses. This session will focus on:

  • Accounting standards operative for 31 December reporters
  • Lessons to be learnt from ASIC-inspired corporate restatements
  • ASIC targets and the results of its financial-reporting surveillance program
  • Corporate-governance developments, and
  • Auditing developments and issues (including the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services inquiry into auditing).
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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.

 

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.