Annual FEI Conference to Address Outlook on Financial Reporting and Economy for 2011

- CFRI 2010 Will Feature Updates from FASB, SEC, IASB Leaders -

- Offers Keynotes from Former SEC Commissioner Goldschmid; Economist's Minton-Beddoes -

Oct 20, 2010, 08:30 ET from Financial Executives International

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Executives International, the association of choice for CFOs and other senior-level finance executives, will be hosting the 29th annual Current Financial Reporting Issues Conference (CFRI) on November 15-16 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. For nearly three decades, CRFI has been the must-attend event for senior finance professionals, leading experts and regulators.  Entitled "Outlook 2011," CFRI will feature two days of in-depth discussion and insight on the most relevant issues facing the industry, and an outlook for the year ahead. This year's conference will feature keynote remarks from Harvey J. Goldschmid, former Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and current trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation, and Zanny Minton-Beddoes, U.S. Economics Editor, the Economist.  The event will also feature a host of other panelists, including Leslie Seidman, acting chair of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).

"CFRI continues to be one of the largest annual gatherings among the finance profession, and we see it as an excellent forum for both financial executives and regulators to discuss key issues and provide relevant insight," said Marie Hollein, CTP, CEO and President, Financial Executives International. "It is clear that most executives are concerned about the road ahead, and FEI has aptly designed this year's conference to focus on this topic.  We'll have an exciting roster of speakers and panels aimed at providing attendees with perspectives on the regulatory and financial reporting landscape for 2011 and beyond."

Featured sessions for CFRI 2010 will include:

  • Accounting and Financial Reporting Hot Topics: Covers key interpretive issues and developments that should be top of mind for CFOs as they approach year-end reporting from a preparer's and auditor's perspective, as well as emerging financial reporting trends.

  • Controller's Roundtable: An insightful debate between controllers from several leading companies on the key controllership issues they are addressing amid the current environment.

The event will also include updates from key regulators, and give attendees an opportunity to informally address unanswered questions during an interactive Q&A:

  • FASB/IASB Technical Accounting Update: Senior members of the FASB and IASB will address developments on FASB and IASB projects, including progress on U.S. GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) convergence Issues.

  • SEC Update: Senior members of the SEC staff discuss proposed new rules, issues arising in reviews of SEC registrant filings, and projects on accounting and disclosure.

Conference attendees can also take part in panel sessions throughout the conference to address topics such as the Valuation Hot Topics in Financial Reporting, Financial Instruments, Loss Contingencies, Deal Pitfalls and Effective Due Diligence and Pension reporting models.

In conjunction with CFRI, FEI will also host the annual Hall of Fame Gala on November 15 at the New York Palace in Manhattan. Now in its fifth year, this event recognizes individuals who have epitomized the performance, leadership and integrity of the most exemplary financial executives throughout their careers.  This year's gala will honor 2010 Hall of Fame inductees Karl M. von der Heyden, former Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo, Inc., and Ulyesse J. LeGrange, retired Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ExxonMobil Corporation's U.S. Oil and Gas Operations.

Registration details and additional information on the conference can be found at

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About FEI

Financial Executives International (FEI) is the leading advocate for the views of corporate financial management. Its 15,000 members hold policy-making positions as chief financial officers, treasurers, and controllers. FEI enhances member professional development through peer networking, career planning services, conferences, publications, and special reports and research. Members participate in the activities of 85 chapters, 74 of which are in the United States and 11 in Canada.

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