Accounting Technical

The EY Q2 2013 financial reporting update

Co-sponsored by Financial Executives International (FEI)

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Are you up-to-date with current accounting and regulatory developments? Can you identify the implications for your company’s financial accounting and reporting?

Staying abreast of recent and pending rules and regulations is critical to positioning your company for success. Each quarter thousands of professionals gain critical knowledge by participating in the Ernst & Young LLP financial reporting webcasts. During this mid-year event, we’ll discuss frequently asked questions and practical matters on the following topics:

  • Current matters, including practical issues with segment reporting
  • Recently issued exposure drafts, including the upcoming leasing proposal
  • Private company council update, including the exposure draft on private company decision-making framework

Please join us for this interactive discussion and learn about second quarter developments in the world of financial accounting and reporting.



Joshua S. Forgione

Ernst & Young LLP

Josh Forgione is a partner in Ernst & Young LLP’s Professional Practice Group and is based in Washington, DC. Josh joined EY after serving on the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the SEC’s Office of the Chief Accountant where he gained experience in the areas of business combinations, consolidations, debt and equity, leasing and revenue recognition. Josh interacts regularly with the SEC staff to resolve issues involving financial accounting and disclosure matters and the interpretation and application of SEC rules and regulations.

Ryan D. Kaye

Ernst & Young LLP

Ryan Kaye is a Partner in Ernst & Young LLP’s Professional Practice Group in New York where he specializes in business combinations and intangible assets, including goodwill. Ryan is responsible for developing the Firm’s interpretative guidance, interacting with standard setters, advising clients and engagement teams and leading professional education courses on the aforementioned topics. Ryan also is a member of the Auditing Standards Board, the Co-Chair of the AICPA’s Business Combinations Task Force and an observer on the AICPA’s IPR&D Task Force.

Mark Mahar

Ernst & Young LLP

Mark joined Ernst & Young LLP’s Professional Practice Group in July 2009 and focuses on leasing and real estate related accounting matters. Mark is responsible for developing EY’s interpretative accounting guidance, interacting with standard setters and other regulators as well as providing advice to clients and audit engagement teams. Prior to joining EY, Mark served as an Associate Chief Accountant in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of the Chief Accountant. There, Mark dealt with various accounting issues, which included coordinating a technical analysis and communicating the SEC staff’s positions. Mark earned a Bachelors of Science degree from Villanova University in Pennsylvania. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the District of Columbia and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Danita Ostling

Ernst & Young LLP

Danita Ostling is a partner in Ernst & Young LLP's Professional Practice Group, and since July 2007 has served as the Americas IFRS Technical Leader. As such, she is responsible for coordinating the firm's IFRS accounting guidance and consultative services within the Americas practice. She also is a member of the firm's Global IFRS Policy Committee.

Ms. Ostling earned her B.S. degree in accounting from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is licensed in the states of New York and Texas.