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.
4:00 PM | REGISTRATION & NETWORKING
4:30 PM | OPENING REMARKS
Arthur Fliegelman, CFA
4:35 PM | KEYNOTE SPEAKER
4:55 PM | KEYNOTE SPEAKER
5:15 PM | KEYNOTE SPEAKER
5:35 PM | KEYNOTE SPEAKER
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
- 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?