PAC 2021 Annual Conference on Professional Accounting Futures - October 28 & 29, 2021

This PAC Conference and related videos has been generously supported by a donation from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPAO)

 

COVID-19 IMPACTS: FINANCIAL REPORTING, INVESTING, AUDITING, AND GOVERNANCE CHALLENGES IN A FAST CHANGING AND CHAOTIC ENVIRONMENT

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Day 1: Reporting & Investing Challenges

Introduction and Opening Remarks

        Len Brooks, Director PAC

        Soo Min Toh, Director,
             Institute for Management & Innovation, UTM

        Craig Smith, Executive Vice President,
             Member & Student Services, CPA Ontario

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Keynote: COVID-19 Impact: Financial Reporting, Investing, Auditing, and Governance Challenges in a Fast-Changing and Chaotic Environment

        Linda Mezon-Hutter, Chair, Accounting Standards Board

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Panel 1: Financial Reporting and Disclosure Challenges During Covid-19

COVID Related Activities and Issues

        Jim Kroeker, Vice Chairman, FASB

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COVID-19: Financial Reporting & Disclosure Challenges

        Kristy Carscallen, Canadian Managing Partner, Audit, KPMG

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Regulatory Perspective: Covid-19 Financial Reporting and Disclosure Challenges

        Mark Pinch, Associate Chief Accountant, OSC

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Financial reporting and disclosure challenges - CFO Perspective

        Mandeep Chawla, CFO Celestica

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Virtual Shareholder Meetings

        Fabrizio Ferri, PhD, Miami Herbert Business School

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Panel 2: Investor Challenges

Investors & Covid-GAAP

        Anthony Scilipoti, FCPA, FCA, CPA (Illinois),
             President & CEO, Veritas Investment Research Corporation

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Fiera Private Debt – Covid-19 Impact on Private Debt Investing

        Philip S. Robson, Executive Vice President, Fiera Capital

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Investor Challenges - Private Capital Perspective

        Jared Kalish, MSc Partner, Private Capital, FirePower Capital

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Investor challenges

        Sanjil Shah, CPA, CA Managing Partner,
             Alignvest Student Housing

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Day 2: Auditing & Governance Challenges

Introduction and Opening Remarks

        Leonard J. Brooks, Director,
             Professional Accounting Centre

        Dushyant Vyas, Associate Director,
             Professional Accounting Centre

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Research Presentation: Covid-19 Uncertainty & Society

        John M. Barrios, PhD,
             Washington University in St. Louis

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Panel 3: Auditing challenges under extreme uncertainty

Auditing under extreme uncertainty

        Pam Fowler, Partner EY

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Auditing Challenges Under Extreme Uncertainty

        Maruf Raza, Partner, National Director Public Companies, MNP

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Auditing accounting estimates: Strengthening audit quality

        Carol Paradine, CEO, CPAB

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History of Shocks That Changed Accounting

        Karim Jamal, PhD, University of Alberta                     

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Panel 4: Governance challenges under extreme uncertainty

Governance under uncertainty

        Shan Atkins, Director, Aurora Cannabis

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Governance Challenges Under Extreme Uncertainty:
        An Audit Committee Perspective

        John Gordon, Audit Committee member,
             Topaz Energy & Cardinal Energy

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Challenging Governance Problems During Covid-19

        Carol Hansell, Senior Partner,
             Hansell McLaughlin Advisory Group

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Impact of COVID-19 – Increasing Fraud Risks

        Peter Dent, Partner & President, Deloitte Forensic Inc.

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Conference Summaries

 

Annual Conference PowerPoint Slides

     Day 1

     Day 2

 

    Speaker's PowerPoint Slides

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    Day 1


     

    Keynote: COVID-19 Impact:
            Financial Reporting, Investing,
            Auditing, and Governance
            Challenges
    in a Fast Changing
            and Chaotic  Environment

            Linda Mezon-Hutter

     

    Panel 1: Financial reporting and disclosure challenges

            Jim Kroeker

            Kristy Carscallen

            Mark Pinch

            Mandeep Chawla

            Fabrizio Ferri

     

    Panel 2: Investor challenges

            Anthony Scilipoti

            Philip S. Robson

            Jared Kalish

            Sanjil Shah

     

    Day 2


     

    Research Presentation: Covid-19 Uncertainty & Society

            John M. Barrios

     




    Panel 3: Auditing challenges under extreme uncertainty

            Pam Fowler

            Maruf Raza

            Carol Paradine

            Karim Jamal




    Panel 4:  Governance challenges under extreme uncertainty

            Shan Atkins

            John Gordon

            Carol Hansell

            Peter Dent