SEC comments and trends: current reporting issues
Gain valuable insights into the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) comment letter process, including common areas of focus and recent trends, as you head into the year-end reporting season.
EY's annual SEC comments and trends publication will be issued during the webcast. Further, a panel of Ernst & Young LLP partners and former SEC staffers will share their first-hand experiences, observations and lessons from the SEC comment letter process. They also will discuss the latest developments related to the SEC’s disclosure effectiveness initiative, including:
- A “behind the scenes” look at the SEC staff’s filing review process
- SEC comment letter hot topics, recent trends and emerging areas of focus
- Best practices and tips for working with the SEC staff
- SEC staff observations from its disclosure effectiveness initiative
Join our webcast to improve your year-end reporting and better tackle your next SEC comment letter.
Loretta Cangialosi is a Senior Vice President and Controller at Pfizer Inc. Loretta oversees accounting guidance, policies and training, external and internal financial reporting, consolidations, internal controls and lends her expertise to various business development activities and transformational projects. She also has overseen major acquisitions and subsequent integration efforts. Loretta currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Financial Executives International Committee on Corporate Reporting and serves on the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s Standing Advisory Group which advises that Board on auditing standards and independent auditor topics.
Prior to joining Pfizer, Loretta was a Senior Manager with KPMG in their New York Audit Group.
Meredith Cross is a partner in the Transactional and Securities Departments, and a member of the Corporate Practice and Strategic Response Group at WilmerHale. Representing clients in corporate and securities matters, she focuses on issues faced by public and private companies in capital raising and public reporting. Meredith advises public companies and underwriters on corporate finance securities law matters and serves as issuer’s counsel and underwriter’s counsel in public and private offerings of debt and equity securities.
Meredith rejoined the firm after having served as Director of the Division of Corporation Finance of the US Securities and Exchange Commission where she led the Division’s efforts to implement both the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act. She is also a frequent speaker at securities law conferences and is a member of the ABA Corporate Laws Committee and the Board of Governors of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins.
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Steven Jacobs is a partner in Ernst & Young LLP’s Professional Practice Group in Washington DC, focusing on matters related to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules and regulations on financial reporting. He is responsible for developing EY’s publications and guiding engagement teams and clients on financial reporting matters. Steven currently represents EY on the Center for Audit Quality’s SEC Regulations Committee.
Prior to joining EY, Steven served on the staff of the SEC where he was an Associate Chief Accountant in the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance, where he focused on complex accounting and disclosure matters in SEC filings.
Steven earned a Bachelors of Science in Management degree from Tulane University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the District of Columbia and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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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) and 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.
Prior to joining EY, Josh served as an Associate Chief Accountant in the SEC’s Office of the Chief Accountant where he was a subject matter specialist for various accounting topics including revenue recognition, leasing, consolidations and business combinations.
Josh earned a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from George Mason University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Washington, DC and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.