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EY Q4 2013 financial reporting update

In co-operation with Financial Executives International (FEI)

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As we approach year-end reporting, 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 EY financial reporting webcasts. During the year-end installment, we’ll discuss frequently asked questions and practical matters on the following topics:

  • Highlights from the AICPA conference on SEC and PCAOB developments
  • Reminders for year-end closing
  • Other current financial reporting matters

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



Steven Jacobs

Ernst & Young LLP

Steven Jacobs is a partner in the Ernst & Young LLP Professional Practice Group in Washington, DC, where he focuses on matters pertaining to SEC rules and regulations on financial reporting. He is responsible for developing the firm's publications on SEC reporting topics, providing accounting and financial reporting guidance to engagement teams and clients and he represents the firm on the International Practices Task Force of the SEC Regulations Committee. Prior to joining EY, Steven was as an Associate Chief Accountant in the Division of Corporation Finance at the SEC where he served as an advisor to the Division's Chief Accountant, the Director, and Commission staff with respect to accounting and financial reporting matters arising under the SEC rules and regulations.

Steven earned a Bachelors of Science degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the District of Columbia and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


Josh Jones

Ernst & Young LLP

Josh Jones is a Partner in the Ernst & Young LLP Professional Practice Group, where he focuses on in public company audit matters, including applying the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). Josh is a former Senior Associate Chief Accountant in the SEC’s Office of the Chief Accountant, where he specialized in the SEC’s guidance related to the evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, auditing matters, and the SEC’s oversight of the PCAOB. Josh also spent one year at the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) where he led the CAQ’s member services, professional practice and public policy activities.

Prior to serving at the SEC, Josh spent 10 years auditing public and private companies of varying size, primarily in the consumer products industry. Josh earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from Wake Forest University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in Washington, DC, and Georgia and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


Vlasta Moravkova

Ernst & Young LLP

Vlasta Moravkova is a partner in the Ernst & Young LLP US Professional Practice Group focusing on matters related to technical accounting and financial reporting with a concentration on earnings per share, revenue recognition and employee benefits. She also follows standard setting activities related to the private company matters. Prior to joining the firm’s Professional Practice Group, Vlasta worked in its New York and Iselin, New Jersey, offices, supervising audits of many of the firm’s large multinational clients in media & entertainment and industrial products industries.


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 EY Americas IFRS Technical Leader. As such, she is responsible for coordinating the global EY organization’s IFRS accounting guidance and consultations in the Americas. She also is a member of the organization’s Global IFRS Policy Committee.

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