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Next up in our discussion of 2022 SEC comment letters is segment reporting, the #4 trend.
In each episode of our 2022 SEC comment letter trends series, our guests bring you the latest themes in comment letters from the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance.
This week, Heather Horn sat down with Jay Seliber, a partner in PwC’s National Office, to discuss key themes noted in segment reporting comment letters. Jay also shared his insights on some of the challenges companies face with segment reporting.
In this episode you’ll hear discussion of:
  • 1:23 - The goal and approach of the segment reporting guidance
  • 8:05 - Key themes in comment letters and why segment reporting continues to be an area of focus
  • 14:59 - Specific examples of SEC staff comments and key considerations when aggregating operating segments
  • 21:32 - SEC staff comments related to entity-wide disclosures and multiple performance measures
  • 26:21 - FASB’s proposed changes to the segment guidance
  • 32:26 - Jay’s final advice for segment reporting going into year-end
Want to learn more? Check out our analysis of SEC comment letter trends and stay tuned for more episodes in the series. For further information on segment disclosures, listen to our Full disclosure podcast and read through our Financial statement presentation guide chapter on segment reporting.
About our guest
Jay Seliber is a partner in PwC’s National Office. He leverages over 30 years of experience to help clients with their most complex accounting matters, particularly in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, revenue recognition, stock compensation, earnings per share, employee benefits, restructurings, impairments, and financing transactions. Jay is presently PwC's representative on the FASB's Emerging Issues Task Force.
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. With over 30 years of experience, Heather’s accounting and auditing expertise includes financial instruments and rate-regulated accounting.
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