EY Q4 2017 financial reporting update

EY Accounting Technical Webcast

EY Q4 2017 financial reporting update

In co-operation with 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 EY financial reporting webcasts. During this event, EY panelists will discuss the following topics:

  • AICPA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments
  • Advice on implementing the new revenue recognition standard
  • Year-end reminders
  • Other standard-setting activities at the FASB

Please join us for this 90-minute interactive discussion and learn about developments in the world of financial accounting and reporting.


EY - Chris Holmes

Chris Holmes


Chris Holmes is a partner of Ernst & Young LLP and National Director of SEC Regulatory Matters. Chris is part of the National Professional Practice for the firm’s Assurance Services and is based in Washington, D.C. Chris has more than 35 years’ experience in public company auditing, SEC reporting, securities registration and initial public offerings.

Chris is responsible for developing the firm’s positions on proposed SEC rules. Chris also is responsible for its policies and practices with respect to SEC filings and regulatory compliance. Chris leads a team that consults regularly with the SEC staff to resolve issues involving corporate financial reporting and the interpretation and application of SEC rules and regulations.

Chris received a Bachelor’s of Science in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a member of the AICPA and the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants.

EY - Jose Martinez

Jose Martinez


Jose Martinez is a partner in the Ernst & Young LLP Professional Practice Group and serves as National Director of Auditing. In that role, Jose leads efforts focused on developing and maintaining audit policy, methodology, guidance, tools and training for EY’s audit engagement teams. He also concentrates on monitoring and responding to the standard-setting activities of the PCAOB, the AICPA and the SEC. Additionally, Jose oversees EY’s guidance and consultation to audit engagement teams on auditing and reporting matters, and other attestation engagements; including auditing, evaluating and reporting on ICFR related matters.

Previously, Jose served as EY’s Southeast Region Quality Implementation Leader (QIL), and as a Control and Methodology Leader (CAML). He was also a member of the Professional Practice – Quality & Regulatory Matters group.

Jose holds Bachelor of Accountancy and Master of Accountancy degrees from Florida International University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

EY - Paul Beswick

Paul Beswick


Paul Beswick is a partner in the Ernst & Young LLP Professional Practice Group and serves as the Americas IFRS Desk Leader. Additionally, Paul serves as an advisor to Americas Vice Chair – Professional Practice focusing on interactions and messaging with standards setters and related entities, including the FASB as well as the firm’s communications about standards setting activities. Paul currently represents the firm on the FASB’s Emerging Issues Task Force.

Paul served the SEC from 2007 to 2014 and served as the Chief Accountant from 2012 to 2014. He played an integral leadership role in the SEC’s response to the financial crisis.

Paul previously served as a Professional Accounting Fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board. His responsibilities included making recommendations to the Board and the International Accounting Standards Board on technical issues and developing Statements, Interpretations, and FASB Staff Positions.

Paul is a graduate of Miami University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a licensed CPA in Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia.

EY - Jennifer Hillenmeyer

Jennifer Hillenmeyer


Jennifer Hillenmeyer is a Partner in the Ernst & Young LLP Professional Practice Group. In this role, Jennifer is responsible for developing firm guidance and assisting audit teams and their clients on business combinations, goodwill, segments and share-based payments.

Prior to this position, Jennifer completed a two year fellowship at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) where she led projects on goodwill, the definition of a business and inventory. While at the FASB, Jennifer also served as the coordinator of the Emerging Issues Task Force (EITF). Jennifer previously spent thirteen years in Ernst & Young LLP’s Assurance practice in Nashville, Tennessee serving clients in a variety of industries. Jennifer will return to serving clients in our Assurance practice in Boston this spring.

Jennifer earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Masters of Accountancy from the University of Tennessee. Jennifer is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the states of Tennessee, New York and Massachusetts.


EY - Meredith Taylor

Meredith Taylor


Meredith Taylor is an Executive Director in Ernst & Young LLP’s Professional Practice Group, where she focuses on matters related to consolidation, the equity method and spinoffs. In this role, Meredith is responsible for developing interpretative guidance, interacting with standard setters, and advising clients and engagement teams.

Prior to this position, Meredith was a member of the EY Global IFRS group in London, where she focused on the accounting for similar matters under IFRS. Previously, Meredith spent several years in EY’s assurance practice in McLean, Virginia, serving public and private companies, primarily in the government contracting, technology, and telecommunications industries. She was also the co-author of International GAAP®.

Meredith is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia and in the District of Columbia. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Meredith earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the McIntire School of Commerce from the University of Virginia.