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PwC's accounting podcast series

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Our accounting podcast series features PwC specialists discussing today's most compelling accounting, regulatory and financial reporting issues. From the new leases and revenue standards to CECL to LIBOR rate replacement, PwC Partner Heather Horn hosts each episode tackling a single topic and providing listeners with key takeaways to stay informed on these important accounting matters.

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Implementing the CECL standard: 5 things you need to know
With the CECL effective date just around the corner for most calendar year-end SEC filers, many companies are in the final stages of implementation. PwC partners Chip Currie and Chris Rickli join Heather Horn to discuss implementation hot topics and the areas generating the most questions, including:0:53 - Where should companies be in their implementation? Chris talks about dry runs and shares other best practices.4:06 - Implementation considerations for non-financial companies. Chip discusses what’s in scope and where non-financial companies should focus.9:02 - Use of third-party vendors and data to support implementation. Chip and Chris highlight considerations for working with third-party vendors and share lessons learned.13:36 - Disclosures. Chip and Chris discuss SAB 74 and the new vintage disclosures.25:01 - Final thoughts. We wrap up by sharing areas of regulator focus and early lessons learned.About our guestsChip Currie is a Partner in PwC’s National Office with over 20 years of experience assisting companies in resolving complex business and accounting issues. He concentrates on the accounting for financial instruments for both current and emerging standards and works with many of the firm's largest financial services clients and a number of non-financial service clients on treasury-related matters.Chris Rickli is a Partner in the Banking and Capital Markets practice in New York. Formerly in the PwC National Office, Chris now serves a variety of clients ranging from large, multinational banking institutions to broker-dealers and asset management advisors and funds.About our hostHeather Horn is PwC’s National office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series, as well as periodic webcasts for the power and utilities industry. With over 25 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
Ongoing lease accounting: 5 things you need to know
As most calendar year public companies head into their first year-end close for the new leasing standard, we discuss some frequently asked questions around the ongoing accounting for operating leases. Listen as Suzanne Stephani and Marc Jerusalem, directors in our National office, join Heather Horn to take a closer look at some of the more common questions. Topics include:1:01 - Lessee payments. We start with new leases and take a look at how to account for the payments that lessees make to get the asset ready for use.4:54 - Lessor reimbursements. Next, we discuss common questions on how lessees account for reimbursement of those payments from the lessor.10:59 - Ending a lease: termination accounting. Marc and Suzanne talk about what should companies be thinking about when a lessee is required to make a termination payment.11:53 - Ending a lease: modification accounting. Some terminations are not so straight forward. Marc explains the accounting considerations for situations when a lessee continues to use the asset for a shortened period of time after the lease termination is agreed upon. 16:19 - The statement of cash flows. We wrap up by discussing how operating leases should be presented on the statement of cash flows.About our guestsSuzanne Stephani is a director in PwC’s National office with more than 20 years of experience assisting companies in resolving complex accounting issues. Suzanne specializes in the accounting for debt, preferred stock, leases and cash flows. Suzanne is also the lead producer and director of PwC's popular quarterly accounting and reporting developments webcast. Marc Jerusalem is a director in PwC’s National office specializing in the new leasing standards (ASC 842 and IFRS 16). As a global leasing specialist, Marc consults with clients on complex lease accounting issues and is a contributor to many PwC National Office publications, including the Leases accounting guide. About our hostHeather Horn is PwC’s National office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series, as well as periodic webcasts for the power and utilities industry. With over 25 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
Beyond the financial statements: Hear Wes Bricker on stakeholder reporting
Stakeholder reporting is communicating how a company defines and measures its purpose and commitment to all stakeholders. It’s a topic of much interest as companies look to balance driving shareholder value with playing a broader role in society. Join Heather Horn as she and Wes Bricker discuss purpose-led reporting and where it’s going in the short and long term. Topics include:0:47 - Overview. Recently, the Business Roundtable leaders met to redefine corporate purpose. Wes gets us up to speed. Then he explains that shareholder primacy and stakeholder capitalism are not mutually exclusive.4:57 - Measurement. How are companies measuring the broader commitment they are making to stakeholders, and where should companies who are thinking about this type of reporting start? Wes explains.9:20 - Best practices. We discuss three concepts― defining your purpose, measuring it, and reporting on it―that can help companies up their game in communicating to stakeholders.About our guestWes Bricker is PwC’s Vice Chair and Assurance Leader for the US and Mexico. In this capacity, he serves as a member of the US Leadership Team and the Global Assurance Executive Leadership Team. Wes’ leadership and oversight of the Assurance practice encompasses audit quality, business development and portfolio strategy, human capital, diversity, innovation, and technology.About our hostHeather Horn is PwC’s National office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series, as well as periodic webcasts for the power and utilities industry. With over 25 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
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Started
Jul 14th, 2015
Latest Episode
Nov 5th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
87
Avg. Episode Length
22 minutes
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