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Event Detail

Distinguished Speakers Series: Leslie F. Seidman (Ended)


FASB Standard Setting Updates and Implications for Investors

Date, Time, and Location:
Friday, March 04, 2011 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
12:00 pm
The Standard Club, 320 S Plymouth Ct, Chicago, IL  60604   (Driving Directions)

Leslie F. Seidman
Chairman - Financial Accounting Standards Board

Leslie Seidman

Date, Time, and Location:
Friday, March 4, 2011
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
The Standard Club - 320 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL

Program Description:
The recently appointed Chairman of the FASB, Ms. Leslie Seidman, will provide an overview of the current priorities of the FASB, including the standards expected to be finalized in the near term, other projects in the pipeline, the state of convergence with international standards, and other matters of interest to investors.

Fee:
Members - $45
Non-Members - $55
Student-Members - $10
(payable by cash, check, credit card or function ticket)*

CFA Institute Qualified Activity:
Eligible for 1 credit hour

Attire:
Business Casual

Menu:
Chef's Choice (Vegetarian meal available upon request)

For Reservations:
Register online below, or by phone: 312-251-1301

Presenter Background Information:
Ms. Seidman was named Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) by the Financial Accounting Foundation, effective December 23, 2010. She was originally appointed to the FASB in July 2003 and was re-appointed to a second term in July 2006. As Chairman of the FASB, Ms. Seidman is responsible for managing the organization's day-to-day activities and leading the Board's efforts to develop high-quality financial reporting standards that result in decision-useful information for investors and other users of financial statements.

From 1994-1999, Ms. Seidman was a member of the FASB staff. She initially joined the organization as an industry fellow, after which she served as a Project Manager and as the Assistant Director of Research and Technical Activities. As Assistant Director, she supervised staff members dealing with implementation and practice issues, including the FASB's Emerging Issues Task Force, and had liaison responsibilities for the Securities and Exchange Commission and the regulators of financial institutions.

In between her two tenures at the FASB, Ms. Seidman founded and managed a financial reporting consulting firm, serving corporations, accounting firms, and other organizations. Prior to her fellowship at the FASB, Ms. Seidman was a Vice President in the accounting policies department of J.P. Morgan & Co. Inc., where she was responsible for establishing accounting policies for new financial products, particularly securities and derivatives, and analyzing and implementing new accounting standards. Ms. Seidman started her career at Arthur Young & Co. (now Ernst & Young, LLP), as a member of the audit staff, serving clients in the retail, publishing, and venture capital industries.

Agenda:
11:30 am - 12:00 pm - Registration & Networking
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Luncheon & Presentation

*Special Notes Regarding Fees:
Student rate only available to students approved as a Student-Member of CFA Chicago for 2010-2011. Regular and Affiliate Members may apply function tickets as payment for Non-members or Student-Members. Credit card is required to guarantee ALL reservations except for ONLINE reservations using FUNCTION TICKETS. No day-of-event pre-registrations accepted (on-site only, if applicable and space available). There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted. Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, March 1st.

A Passport Event This is a "Passport Program." Members of any local CFA society may attend at the CFA Chicago member rate. If you are only a member of CFA Institute, you do not qualify for the society member rate.

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