Media Advisory 09-19-11


Registration Is Now Open for October 4 Webcast, IN FOCUS: Summary of Changes for the Proposed 2012 Taxonomy and Using XBRL Tables

Norwalk, CT, September 19, 2011—Registration is now open for the upcoming Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) webcast, IN FOCUS: Summary of Changes for the Proposed 2012 Taxonomy and Using XBRL Tables. This live webcast, offered free of charge, will take place on Tuesday, October 4, 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 feature J. Louis Matherne, FASB chief of taxonomy development, Christine Tan, FASB XBRL project manager, and Susan Yount, Office of Interactive Data, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The areas they cover will include:

  • Summary of major changes to the proposed 2012 taxonomy
    • Accounting Standards Updates released in 2011
    • Expanded disclosures for common reporting practices
    • Updated modeling to improve usability and consistent application
    • New navigation tools to identify changes more quickly
  • Guidance for using XBRL Tables, with a focus on:
    • Statement of Shareholders’ Equity
    • Subsequent Events Disclosure.
A complete course description and registration information are available here.

An archive of the webcast will be available on the FASB website through January 3, 2012 (CPE credit will not be available to those who view only the archived webcast).

About the Financial Accounting Standards Board

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