Financial Reporting and Analysis, Virtual Events & Programming

What Investors Need to Know about Audits

Tuesday, February 23 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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Overview

The CFA Society New York presents an in-depth conversation that will familiarize investors with the audit process, highlighting relevant case studies and procedural changes in light of recent PCAOB and SEC actions. Audits are a critical part of ensuring the veracity of reported financial information, which investors depend on to develop and maintain a sound investment strategy.

Join us as we participate in a two-hour deep dive into the audit process. A series of experts will teach attendees how to recognize Critical Audit Matters and apply that information to their investment strategy. The discussion will feature recent examples that have triggered changes to international auditing, including WireCard and Luckin Coffee, as well as an explanation of what that means for US-based investors.

As professionals who are trained to verify financial statements, auditors are essential to the accurate evaluation of current and proposed investments; however, investors must still contend with misinformation and, occasionally, unreliable statements. Register now to learn what signals to look out for when evaluating financial statements and gain a better understanding of how the audit process continues to evolve to meet the needs of today’s financial professionals.

Agenda

5:00 PM | OPENIING REMARKS

Arthur Fliegelman, CFA, Chair, Financial Reporting & Analysis Group at CFA Society New York


5:05 PM | PROGRAM OVERVIEW 

Thomas Ray, CPA, Distinguished Lecturer, Baruch College


5:15 PM | KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Moderated by: Thomas Ray, CPA, Distinguished Lecturer, Baruch College

Jay Brown, Former Board Member, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board


5:35 PM | Q&A


5:45 PM | BREAK


5:50 PM | KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Moderated by: Thomas Ray, CPA, Distinguished Lecturer, Baruch College

Francine McKenna, CPA, Founder and Editor, The Digging Company LLC


6:10 PM | Q&A


6:20 PM | BREAK


6:25 PM | WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED FROM 2019 CRITICAL AUDIT MATTERS REPORTING

Moderated by: Thomas Ray, CPA, Distinguished Lecturer, Baruch College

Mohini Singh, ACA, Director, Financial Reporting Policy Group, CFA Institute

Derryck Coleman, Director of Research Analytics, Audit Analytics


6:50 PM | Q&A


7:00 PM | CLOSING REMARKS

Francisco Vazquez Ahued, FRM, CFA, Public Finance Consultant

Additional Details

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize and apply Critical Audit Matters
  • Understand the impact of WireCard and Luckin Coffee on US-based investor needs
  • Discover procedural changes that stem from PCAOB and SEC actions

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