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New Leasing Model ASC 842 & Current SEC & PCAOB Developments

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Date: Tuesday, Jan 23, 2018
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where: Biltmore Hotel & Suites Silicon Valley, 2151 Laurelwood Rd., Santa Clara, CA 95054
Registration closes on: Monday, Jan 22, 2018 3:00 PM

New Leasing Model ASC 842 & Current SEC & PCAOB Developments



I. Understanding the New Leasing Model ASC 842
A. Scope of the New guidance on Leases
B. Definition and Classification of Lease
C. New Accounting Model for Lessees and Lessors
D. Transition Provision and Next Step
E. Disclosures
F. Case Study


II. Recent SEC & PCAOB Developments
A. High Level Trends
B. PCAOB Focus Areas
C. ASC 606 - Tales from the Trenches




Robert (Bob) Strasser, CPA
Partner - SOX Compliance & Internal Audit


Bob has led SOAProjects’ SOX Compliance & Internal Audit Practice since 2012. Bob is a CPA with more than 30 years of experience working in public accounting including 20 years as an assurance partner with BDO.

Relevant Experience:
Bob has significant experience working with businesses in the technology arena including software, semiconductor, hardware, networking and internet-based companies. Bob has served as the audit engagement partner or the audit quality control (concurring) partner on more than 20 integrated audits of public companies that were performed in accordance with PCAOB standards. These integrated audits included international companies with sales and operations throughout the world. This experience included extensive hands-on application of the profession’s financial reporting guidance on revenue recognition and share-based payments. Bob has testified as an expert witness in the application of US GAAS and US GAAP. Bob currently works with a number of technology companies in the Silicon Valley in meeting their SOX compliance requirements.

Professional Qualifications:
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Certified Public Accountant


Yuko Wakasugi, CPA
Senior Partner & Practice Leader – Technical Accounting & Financial Reporting Practice


Yuko is a Senior Partner and the Practice Leader at SOAProjects for the Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting Business Line. Yuko has 20+ years of experience in public accounting, including Ernst & Young and BDO USA, LLP. Prior to joining SOAProjects in 2010, Yuko was an Audit Partner at BDO in the San Francisco/Bay Area Practice. Yuko has been advising clients at SOAProjects for over 6 years.

Relevant Experience:
Yuko’s main area of focus is to provide technical accounting and financial reporting advisory services to public and private companies, and companies on the IPO path. Areas of expertise include technology - software, semi-conductor, SaaS (Software as a Service) models, telecom, and professional services, manufacturing and distribution industries as well as clean energy. Yuko has a well-rounded technical background in several complicated areas of accounting, including revenue recognition, consolidations, business combinations, impairment, restructuring, software development costs, stock-based compensation and complex equity and debt instruments. Yuko’s style is pragmatic and collaborative, and her clients appreciate her contribution and efforts. Over the years, Yuko has worked on some of the largest audit engagements with multi-international entities and operations.

Professional Qualifications:
Certified Public Accountant






Tuesday, January 23, 2018

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Seminar


Continuing Professional Education:

One and one half (1.5) CPE credits available. Field of Study: TBD.

CPE CreditsFEI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Questions regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website, www.learningmarket.org

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