Data Transparency Summit
Congressional legislation like the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act
, President Obama's Open Data Policy, and the recommendations of the Government Accountability and Transparency Board will bring about the comprehensive standardization and publication of the government's spending information. The first Data Transparency Summit will convene leaders from Congress and the executive branches to explore this transformation. Hosted by the Data Transparency Coalition and presented by PwC, the summit will work towards a common vision for implementing the DATA Act and achieving full transparency across all domains of federal spending data. Accounting professionals working with government agency clients should attend to understand how this legislation will impact their clients and their practices.
XBRL International Conference: Better Data for Better Decisions
AICPA members receive discounted registration use code XBRLEvents at registration for an extra 10% off . Accounting professionals working with government agency clients to help reduce costs and improve efficiencies should attend to:
- Participate in facilitated brainstorming sessions with other accounting professionals, regulators and stakeholders on the steps to implementing improved government reporting
- Hear how governments worldwide have established structured data initiatives, pitfalls to avoid, pathways to successful programs
- Learn about pending global legislation that will affect collection, analysis and the reporting of government data
- Find out the latest technology in working with structured data
Sessions will cover harmonizing reporting across agencies, security and identity practices, validation techniques and more, featuring case studies from Europe, Asia and the US.
XBRL Essentials for SEC Filers, One-Day Workshop
AICPA members receive discounted registration use code XBRLEvents at registration for an extra 10% off. This practical, hands-on workshop will provide you with practical knowledge you can apply immediately on your next XBRL exhibit. You’ll have the confidence that you can establish a comprehensive, consistent process to ensure the highest quality financials and earn 9 CPE at the same time.
- Learn how to integrate the components of XBRL tables (dimensions) to create accurate, usable data that your stakeholders understand
- Find out the idiosyncrasies of the 2013 and 2014 US GAAP Taxonomy and what changes are in store in 2015
- Get ASU updates and learn from the FASB how to work with their XBRL implementation guides
- How to manage calculation and signage issues to guard against unnecessary errors in your data
- Learn how to create a solid, trackable controls process, incorporating the EDGAR Filer Manual, AICPA Principles & Criteria for XBRL and validation
- Learn about the IFRS taxonomy, how it differs from the US GAAP Taxonomy and where it stands with the SEC
Webcast - XBRL for Practitioners: Understanding the Opportunity and Responsibility
If you have a practice that serves clients that report to the SEC, these clients are likely required to submit their financial statements using the new format, XBRL. Beginning June 15, 2011, all SEC Filers, no matter how small, were required to provide their financial statements prepared according to US GAAP in the new digital format. Although the SEC Rules do not require auditor involvement with these exhibits, many companies have reached out to their CPAs because the taxonomies used for XBRL financial statements are based on the accounting standards and knowledge of those standards as well as familiarity with the underlying financial information is essential. In addition, XBRL provides the opportunity to improve both the reporting process as well as the audit process when utilized to its full potential. Please this AICPA Webcast with a panel of subject matter experts including practitioners from various firms who discuss their experiences with assisting their clients with this new standard.
Webcast - Financial Reporting and XBRL Update, with an introduction to eXacct
The AICPA hosted a live webcast with a panel of experts to provide an update of XBRL (including how preparers are complying with the SEC rules as well as how consumers can use the data), new Accounting Standards and how to implements them, and an introduction to the AICPA's new financial reporting tool eXacct. This tool is based on the content from Accounting Trends and Techniques. View this program to learn the latest information in financial reporting and XBRL.
Webcast - Getting Ready for XBRL
The AICPA hosted a live webcast with a panel of experts from the SEC, Auditors and Preparers from public companies who are submitting XBRL financial statements. View this webcast to learn some key tips to get ready for preparing and submitting XBRL files. Understand challenges and key decisions for XBRL implementations.
Seminar to Help Companies Comply with XBRL Reporting Rules
The SEC conducted a public seminar in March 2010 to help companies comply with the Interactive Data rules (XBRL). The seminar helps to answer frequently asked questions about the rules and the technology. The staff provided guidance tagging financial statements under the mandate. View the archived webcast and the slides.
Public Seminar on New SEC Interactive Data Reporting Requirements
The SEC conducted a public seminar on Wednesday, June 10, 2009, to help companies and preparers comply with new rules that require financial reports to be filed using interactive data (XBRL). The staff presented information about the technology and tools and other information to assist with compliance of the new requirements. The seminar was held at the SEC's headquarters and a recorded webcast is available on the SEC Web site.
U.S. SEC Roundtable on Interactive Data
On March 19, 2007, the SEC held a roundtable on the use of interactive data by public companies and mutual funds to improve disclosure for individual investors. This event is available via SEC webcast replay.