Media Advisory 03-14-12


Registration Is Now Open for April 3 Webcast, IN FOCUS: Using XBRL Tables

Norwalk, CT, March 14, 2012—Registration is now open for the upcoming Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) webcast, IN FOCUS: Using XBRL Tables. This live webcast, offered free of charge, will take place on Tuesday, April 3, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EDT. Participants in the live broadcast will be eligible for up to 1.5 hours of CPE credit.

The webcast will provide an overview of the 2012 U.S. GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy for public companies, with focused discussions on certain aspects of the Taxonomy. The webcast will feature J. Louis Matherne, FASB chief of taxonomy development; Donna Johaneman, FASB project manager—XBRL; David Shaw, FASB XBRL technical accounting research associate; and Susan Yount, Office of Interactive Data, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Participants will have the opportunity to email questions to the panelists during the event.

A complete course description and registration information are available here.

An archive of the webcast will be available on the FASB website through July 2, 2012 (CPE credit will not be available to those who view only the archived webcast.).

About the Financial Accounting Standards Board

Since 1973, the Financial Accounting Standards Board has been the designated organization in the private sector for establishing standards of financial accounting and reporting. Those standards govern the preparation of financial reports and are officially recognized as authoritative by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Such standards are essential to the efficient functioning of the economy because investors, creditors, auditors, and others rely on credible, transparent, and comparable financial information. For more information about the FASB, visit our website at