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PwC’s National Office fields the most challenging questions from the practice. Join us for tools to keep on hand when closing out 2021.
In each episode of our Year-end toolkit series, you’ll find something relevant to the year-end reporting process.
This week Heather Horn is joined by Beth Paul, Tom Barbieri, and Pat Durbin, who along with Heather serve as Deputy Chief Accountants in PwC’s National Office, as well as Kyle Moffatt, PwC SEC Services National Office Partner. Each guest highlights key areas to focus on during this reporting season, right up until the financial statements get finalized.
In this episode you’ll find reminders on:
  • 2:38 - Business combinations, including ASU 2021-08 on contract assets and liabilities
  • 9:49 - Equity method investment disclosures and the calculation of significance under Rule 3-09 of Regulation S-X
  • 14:06 - Income statement classification
  • 17:48 - Stock based compensation accounting
  • 25:53 - Statement of cash flows classifications
  • 36:55 - SAB 74 disclosures
You’ll also hear an update on the SEC’s expected proposing release on climate and human capital disclosures.
About our guests
Beth Paul is a Deputy Chief Accountant in PwC’s National Office responsible for a team of consultants that specialize in business combinations and related areas, such as consolidations, disposals, impairments, and segment reporting. Prior to this role, Beth was the Strategic Thought Leader in PwC’s National office, working closely with firm leadership to determine PwC’s position on emerging trends in auditing, accounting, and financial reporting matters.
Pat Durbin is a Deputy Chief Accountant in PwC’s National Office and the leader of the revenue and liabilities division. He has over 30 years of experience consulting with clients and engagement teams on complex accounting matters, including issues related to revenue, compensation, income taxes, and inventory under both US GAAP and IFRS.
Tom Barbieri is a Deputy Chief Accountant in PwC’s National Office and the financial instruments accounting leader. He has over 30 years of experience advising clients on complex accounting and financial reporting issues relating to financial instruments. During Tom’s tenure in the National Office, he has been at the forefront of emerging accounting issues and has regular interactions with the FASB, SEC, and other regulators and standard setters.
Kyle Moffatt is a partner in PwC's National Office where he consults with engagement teams and audit clients on SEC reporting matters. He joined PwC in April 2020 after spending almost 20 years with the SEC, most recently as Chief Accountant and Disclosure Program Director in the Division of Corporation Finance.
About our host
Heather Horn is PwC’s National Office thought leader, responsible for developing our communications strategy and conveying firm positions on accounting and financial reporting matters. She is the engaging host of PwC’s accounting and reporting weekly podcast and quarterly webcast series, as well as periodic webcasts for the power and utilities industry. With over 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
Transcripts available upon request. Please send requests to us_podcast@pwc.com.
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