Date

Tuesday 10 November 2020

Time

12:00 pm

Duration

1.5 CPD hours

Session Topic

What’s new with accounting, auditing and ethical standards and the regulators?

Much has happened since our last GAAPinars in March. What might you have missed but need to know? This session brings accountants and auditors up-to-speed with the latest significant developments in financial reporting, auditing, and ethical standards. Corporate governance and the regulatory activities
of ASIC and ACNC are also covered. The session will tell you what you need to know and how to plan accordingly.

Other GAAPinars in this year’s spring series will detail key issues for 31 December reporters and beyond.

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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.