Financial Reporting and Analysis

What Investors Need to Know about Audits

Monday, November 4 | 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Overview

Investors rely upon financial statements to analyze their current and proposed investments and investors rely upon the audit process to verify the reliability of these statements. Auditors are professionals trained to verify financial statements, but as we all know, unreliable financial statements are a recurring problem. We will have a series of experts explaining the state of today’s audit process, how it has and continues to changes over time and what signals investors should look out for in evaluating financial statements to help identify possibly inaccurate statements.

Agenda

4:00 PM | REGISTRATION & NETWORKING


4:30 PM | OPENING REMARKS

Arthur Fliegelman, CFA


4:35 PM | KEYNOTE SPEAKER

TBA


4:55 PM | KEYNOTE SPEAKER

TBA


5:15 PM | KEYNOTE SPEAKER

TBA


5:35 PM | KEYNOTE SPEAKER

TBA


5:55 PM | BREAK


6:15 PM | PANEL DISCUSSION

David Herbinet, Global Head of Audit, Mazars LLP

Francine McKenna, CPA, Transparency Reporter, Dow Jones MarketWatch

Michael Nohrden, CEO, Audit Analytics


7:05 PM | Q&A


7:15 PM | CLOSING REMARKS


7:20 PM | NETWORKING & CATERED RECEPTION

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Learning Outcomes

  • What does an audit verify and what does it not mean?
  • What signals should an analyst look for to evaluate the quality of a financial statement and its associated audit?
  • How is the auditing community working to improve audit quality?
  • What new information do investors have available to evaluate audit quality?
  • What can investor do to help improve financial statement and audit quality?