IFRS Technical Update (2 days)

Course code: 1082

Introduction

This two-day IFRS Technical Update course has been specifically developed to bring experienced preparers and users of IFRS financial statements up-to-date with recent developments. Course content includes coverage of newly effective and newly issued IFRSs and Interpretations, recent amendments to existing Standards and Interpretations, Exposure Drafts and other recent developments. Implementation issues are discussed, and clear guidance is provided using practical examples.

This program provides answers to questions such as:

  • What are the recent and likely future changes to IFRSs?
  • When must they be applied?
  • What are the transitional provisions?
  • How do the new requirements differ from current rules?
  • What are the financial statement and performance reporting implications?

Topics

  • The course concentrates on major IASB agenda projects for new and amended accounting standards. In addition it provides a comprehensive overview of the IASB’s narrow-scope amendments to existing standards.
  • Major projects:
    • IFRS 9 Financial Instruments (replacing IAS 39, effective 2018)
      • Discussion Paper: Portfolio Revaluation Approach to Macro Hedging (April 2014)
    • Revenue Recognition
      • IFRS 15: Revenue from Contracts with Customers (May 2014, effective 2018)
    • Leases
      • IFRS 16: Leases (January 2016, effective 2019)
    • Insurance Contracts
      • ED/2013/7: Insurance Contracts
  • Overview of other new standards or recent amendments to standards
    • IFRS 14 Regulatory Deferral Accounts (January 2014)
    • Annual Improvements 2012-2014 Cycle (September 2014)
    • Narrow scope amendments to IAS 19, IAS 36,IAS 39 and IFRS 2
  • Disclosure Initiative
    • Amendments to IAS 1and IAS 7
    • ED/2015/1: Classification of Liabilities - Proposed Amendments to IAS 1
    • Materiality: Draft Practice Statement
  • Overview of IASB deliberations on outstanding Exposure Drafts:
    • ED/2015/10Annual Improvements 2014-2016 Cycle
    • ED/2015/3: Conceptual Framework
    • Other EDs proposing narrow scope amendments
  • IFRS for SMEs - Amendments
  • Update on latest IASB Work Plan

Teaching method

  • Group live instruction, cases, examples, group work, open discussions
  • Description and explanation of changes in IFRSs, including implementation requirements and transitional rules
  • Use of illustrative IFRS financial statements and worked examples
  • Interactive participation is encouraged
  • All participants receive a comprehensive binder containing copies of the presentation slides, handouts and other course materials

Prerequisites

A reasonable prior knowledge of the technical requirements of IFRSs. No advance preparation is required for this course.

Course benefits

  • Build on existing knowledge and be ready for compliance with the changing world of IFRSs
  • Understand the numerous recent changes to IFRSs
  • Learn to apply the latest developments, including those affecting first-time adoption of IFRSs
  • Network and interact with other experienced practitioners
  • Benefit from real-world illustrations and examples
  • Plan ahead for expected future changes

Testimonials

See what past participants said about this course:

[The instructor] did a fantastic job in integrating different examples with new provisions in the standards and make the materials easy to understand.

Excellent. One of the best trainings I've been part of. [The instructor] is an excellent instructor and I'd certainly be interested in other courses taught by her.

Excellent rendition of the course materials, very informative and well detailed.

Olanrewaju Olayokun, Finance manager,
Newcross Exploration and Production Limited, Nigeria

Experienced instructors, make learning always easier.

Shaddrack Sowah Adjetey, Operation Manager,
Golden Star Bogoso/Prestea Limited, Ghana

Again, this was a brilliant refreshment course, presented by a very knowledgeable trainer, with spot on the issues relevant to the training group and great examples.

Katharina Sachse, Senior Internal Audit Manager, Luxembourg

CPE / CPD Accreditation

NASBA

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Field of study: Accounting

ICAEW Partner in Learning

IASeminars is proud to have been named as an ICAEW Partner in Learning, working together to offer the ICAEW IFRS Certificate to our clients worldwide. ICAEW (The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) is a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 145,000 chartered accountants worldwide. CPE certificates obtained from attending IASeminars courses are an ideal way for ICAEW members and others to demonstrate their continuing professional development, provided that the topic is relevant to their learning and development needs.

New York State Board of Public Accountancy

IASeminars is registered with the New York State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor. Our CPE Sponsor ID is: 002546. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE Program.

Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

IASeminars is registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor. Our CPE Sponsor ID is: 009689. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE Program.

Venue

  • Our Toronto seminars take place in 4 star professional conference facilities, generally in city-centre hotels like the Marriott, Sheraton or Hilton brands. Detailed Joining Instructions are sent to all registered delegates by email approximately one month before the event. The Joining Instructions will confirm exact venue details and nearby (or onsite) hotel recommendations with bedroom rates where available. Coffee and lunch will be provided.
  • Our Las Vegas seminars take place in 4 star professional conference facilities, generally in city-centre hotels like the Marriott, Sheraton or Hilton brands. Detailed Joining Instructions are sent to all registered participants by email approximately one month before the event. The Joining Instructions will confirm exact venue details and nearby (or onsite) hotel recommendations with bedroom rates where available. Coffee and lunch will be provided.
  • Our Calgary seminars take place in 4 star professional conference facilities, generally in city-centre hotels like the Marriott, Sheraton or Hilton brands. Detailed Joining Instructions are sent to all registered delegates by email approximately one month before the event. The Joining Instructions will confirm exact venue details and nearby (or onsite) hotel recommendations with bedroom rates where available. Coffee and lunch will be provided.
  • Our London seminars take place in 4 star professional conference facilities, generally in city-centre hotels like the Marriott, Sheraton or Hilton brands. Detailed Joining Instructions are sent to all registered delegates by email approximately one month before the event. The Joining Instructions will confirm exact venue details and nearby (or onsite) hotel recommendations with bedroom rates where available. Coffee and lunch will be provided.
  • Our Dubai seminars take place in 4 star professional conference facilities, generally in city-centre hotels like the Marriott, Sheraton or Hilton brands. Detailed Joining Instructions are sent to all registered delegates by email approximately one month before the event. The Joining Instructions will confirm exact venue details and nearby (or onsite) hotel recommendations with bedroom rates where available. Coffee and lunch will be provided.

Instructor(s)

  • Linda Hayes

    Linda Hayes (Canada) is a Chartered Accountant who teaches many courses on intermediate and advanced financial accounting topics under IFRS. Her previous experience at ATB Financial (an Alberta Financial Institution) included external reporting under IFRS, accounting for derivatives and hedging, foreign exchange and general ledger management. Linda has been teaching at both the undergraduate and MBA level for over 15 years, and has also been involved in training candidates for the Canadian Chartered Accountant designation. Her work experience also includes six years of public accounting at Deloitte and Grant Thornton, as well as other industry experience. Linda has a degree in Business Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration.

  • Linda Hayes

    Linda Hayes (Canada) is a Chartered Accountant who teaches many courses on intermediate and advanced financial accounting topics under IFRS. Her previous experience at ATB Financial (an Alberta Financial Institution) included external reporting under IFRS, accounting for derivatives and hedging, foreign exchange and general ledger management. Linda has been teaching at both the undergraduate and MBA level for over 15 years, and has also been involved in training candidates for the Canadian Chartered Accountant designation. Her work experience also includes six years of public accounting at Deloitte and Grant Thornton, as well as other industry experience. Linda has a degree in Business Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration.

  • Linda Hayes

    Linda Hayes (Canada) is a Chartered Accountant who teaches many courses on intermediate and advanced financial accounting topics under IFRS. Her previous experience at ATB Financial (an Alberta Financial Institution) included external reporting under IFRS, accounting for derivatives and hedging, foreign exchange and general ledger management. Linda has been teaching at both the undergraduate and MBA level for over 15 years, and has also been involved in training candidates for the Canadian Chartered Accountant designation. Her work experience also includes six years of public accounting at Deloitte and Grant Thornton, as well as other industry experience. Linda has a degree in Business Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration.

  • Alan Mayo

    Alan Mayo is a highly experienced instructor in the field of international financial reporting, with a particular professional interest in IFRS for oil and gas companies and also in IPSAS for the public sector. He is a UK chartered accountant with over 20 years of experience as an auditor and consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in both London and Paris. A founding member of the PwC Client Training business in London, Alan delivered courses on financial reporting and financial management to a wide range of PwC clients. Alan regularly instructs courses on international oil and gas accounting, and he has delivered in-house programmes for such organisations as ENI, Petronas, Kogas, Saudi Aramco, Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas and the Ugandan Revenue Authority. He previously worked as an auditor on the privatisation of British Gas, and taught financial reporting and financial controllership programmes for Shell. Alan also managed a team within PwC that provided training and change management support to UK public sector agencies as they transitioned from cash to accruals based accounting, including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Ministry of Defence. His current work includes supporting UK local authorities and not for profits in developing the financial management skills of their staff, and he has worked extensively with the UN and other international organisations in their transition to IPSAS. An independent training consultant since 2001, Alan has been a senior instructor with IASeminars since 2004.

    Bill Kemp

    Bill Kemp (UK) is IASeminars' Senior Instructor and a consultant specialising in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and the comparison of such standards with UK, US and Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). He has delivered many public and in-house training courses around the world to a diverse audience from sectors including government and non-profit, financial services, retail, real estate, oil & gas, telecoms, and IT. An experienced educator, he was formerly Managing Director of a major London financial training company. Bill's work also includes training and consulting on financial statement analysis and business valuation, and he teaches on the International Accounting MSc programme of the London School of Economics. He is a UK chartered accountant, and was educated at the Edinburgh Academy and at Oxford University.

  • Bill Kemp

    Bill Kemp (UK) is IASeminars' Senior Instructor and a consultant specialising in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and the comparison of such standards with UK, US and Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). He has delivered many public and in-house training courses around the world to a diverse audience from sectors including government and non-profit, financial services, retail, real estate, oil & gas, telecoms, and IT. An experienced educator, he was formerly Managing Director of a major London financial training company. Bill's work also includes training and consulting on financial statement analysis and business valuation, and he teaches on the International Accounting MSc programme of the London School of Economics. He is a UK chartered accountant, and was educated at the Edinburgh Academy and at Oxford University.

    Tariq Zia

    Tariq Zia is a US CPA specializing in Oil & Gas accounting issues under both IFRS & US GAAP. He has worked in both Texas and in Saudi Arabia for several of the 'Big Four' accounting firms over the past 14 years, servicing multinational corporations in the Oil & Gas and other industries. Tariq was for example a designated subject matter expert for the Oil & Gas sector at KPMG in Saudi Arabia, where he worked on multinational clients. Tariq has extensive experience in teaching accounting courses, including at Deloitte & Touche where he was a National Instructor delivering courses to various levels of staff and management on topics such as Introduction to US GAAP & GAAS, and convergence of IFRS with US GAAP. His work experience includes audits of SEC registrants and private clients from the Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Retail and Service sectors under both US GAAP and IFRS; Sarbanes-Oxley compliance related work; and advisory work in the area of GAAP convergence. Tariq currently serves as senior advisor to a large multinational chemical manufacturer, which involves complex accounting issues and transactions under both US GAAP and IFRS.

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Course details

Course schedule

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23 Aug 2017 Toronto

Course level:
Update
CPE / CPD:
16 hours
Start date:
23 Aug 2017
Start time:
09:00
Finish date:
24 Aug 2017
Finish time:
18:00
Location:
Toronto
Price:
CAD 3,000
Subject to Canadian GST/HST (Read more)

14 Sep 2017 Las Vegas

Course level:
Update
CPE / CPD:
16 hours
Start date:
14 Sep 2017
Start time:
09:00
Finish date:
15 Sep 2017
Finish time:
18:00
Location:
Las Vegas
Price:
USD 2,600

18 Sep 2017 Calgary

Course level:
Update
CPE / CPD:
16 hours
Start date:
18 Sep 2017
Start time:
09:00
Finish date:
19 Sep 2017
Finish time:
09:00
Location:
Calgary
Price:
CAD 3,000
Subject to Canadian GST (Read more)

6 Nov 2017 London

Course level:
Update
CPE / CPD:
16 hours
Start date:
6 Nov 2017
Start time:
09:00
Finish date:
7 Nov 2017
Finish time:
18:00
Location:
London
Price:
GBP 1,750
Subject to UK VAT (Read more)

29 Nov 2017 Dubai

Course level:
Update
CPE / CPD:
16 hours
Start date:
29 Nov 2017
Start time:
09:00
Finish date:
30 Nov 2017
Finish time:
18:00
Location:
Dubai
Price:
GBP 1,750
Subject to No Tax (Read more)
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