FEI’s Corporate Financial Reporting Insights (CFRI) 2022 conference will focus on how companies are adapting their business models to align with societal priorities

Hybrid event to showcase expertise from the US SEC, FASB, PCAOB and other regulatory and corporate finance professionals

MORRISTOWN, NJ, October 12, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Financial Executives International (FEI), the association of choice for finance executives, today announced that it will hold its annual Corporate Financial Reporting Insights (CFRI) conference on November 7 and 8. The hybrid event will be hosted in person at the Sheraton New York Times Square and available virtually. This year’s theme, Leading Beyond the Numbers, aims to help finance professionals gain the knowledge needed to help their organizations reframe their societal roles. Entrants can earn up to 18 CPE credits and are encouraged to join the conversation on Twitter using #FEICfri2022. Go here to register.

Linda Zukauckas, Nielsen’s CFO, joins CFRI as this year’s keynote speaker and will discuss how her leadership style encompasses innovation, wellness, sustainability, diversity, and more. Attendees will also learn updates on the United States SEC agenda during a fireside chat with the United States SEC Acting Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Accountant, Paul Munterand Jeff KarbowskiCAD of PayPal Holdings.

Hearings of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (US SEC), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)

Members of leading financial and regulatory watchdog organizations will join panels to discuss the latest developments in rulemaking and standards.

  • US SEC: Assistant Chief Accountants of the Office of the Chief Accountant, Diana Stoltzfus and Kevin Vaughn, will share their thoughts and views on recent developments in the United States SEC, including issues facing the preparer community and the accounting profession. Chief Accountant Lindsay McCord and Deputy Chief Accountants of the Corporate Finance Division, Sarah Lowe and Melissa Rocha, will discuss key trends, regulatory efforts, and current and future priorities to facilitate the disclosure of material information. They will provide relevant recommendations on new or existing rules, interpretation advice and monitoring of public company filings.

  • FASB: Chairman of the FASB Rich Jones and technical director Hillary Salo will discuss current FASB technical program priorities, focusing specifically on the evolution of key standards and what the FASB is doing to adapt to changes in the current environment. Investor insights will be provided by David GonzalesVP Senior Accounting Analyst at Moody’s, and the panel will be moderated by Holly GrennanSenior Director, Global Technical Accounting & Policy at Nike.

  • PCAOB: Participants can join PCAOB Board Members Duane Desparte and Christina Ho for a round table moderated by Brian CroteauPartner at PwC, to discuss Board priorities as well as current developments in the areas of standard setting, inspections and enforcement.

Agenda and registration details
The full CFRI 2022 program can be found here, and includes further sessions covering additional topics such as:

  • Carbon footprint

  • Demystifying digital assets

  • Understand potential updates to segment disaggregation and income statement guidelines

  • Cybersecurity Incident Reporting Best Practices and Experiences

  • Economic Update and Practical Implications and Considerations for Financial Executives and Businesses

  • Preparing for the SEC Climate Rule

“We are very pleased to produce this year’s CFRI conference as the first truly hybrid event for the FEI,” said Steve Rivera, Vice President, Global Technical Accounting Advisory Services & Policy at Johnson & Johnson and Chairman of the CFRI Conference Planning Committee. “The agenda was curated by the planning committee after carefully considering the changing financial and accounting landscape and the importance of representation and being an authentic leader. Bringing these vital, solid topics and presenters respected experts to a wider audience of finance executives empowers companies to develop and advance their finance functions, as attendees learn about the unique challenges facing finance and accounting leaders today.”

“We understand that organizations continue to adapt to the new normal workspace and new business frontiers,” said Andrej Suskavcevic, CAE, President and CEO of FEI and FERF. “The finance professional plays a crucial role in changing business infrastructure and processes, from modernizing finance-specific functions to developing and driving ESG initiatives. This year’s program is designed to help finance leaders learn from each other about how best to support these new goals.”

The FEI CFRI Conference is made possible through the support of the Financial Education & Research Foundation (FERF) and event sponsors including Diamond Sponsor Microsoft; Platinum Sponsors Crowe, Deloitte, EY, KPMG, Persefoni, PwC, Workiva; and silver sponsor, Kroll.

90th birthday
FEI was established in 1931 as the Controllers Institute of America. Today, the organization continues to educate, shape and influence the finance function in corporate America. A special reception will be held on November 7 to celebrate 90 years of FEI. The FEI 90th Anniversary Reception is made possible by supporter Robert Half Protiviti.

About EIF
Financial Executives International (FEI) is the leading association and advocate for corporate financial management views. Its members hold decision-making positions as financial directors, accounting directors, controllers, treasurers and tax executives in companies in all major sectors. The FEI enhances the professional development of its members through peer networks, career management services, conferences, research and publications. Members participate in local chapter activities in the United States. The FEI is located at Morristown, New Jersey. Visit http://www.financialexecutives.org for more information.

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