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AICPA conference on SEC and PCAOB developments

Adapting in a period of uncertainty

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Female professional student using laptop at desk, close up view The AICPA virtually held the 2020 Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments on December 7-9, featuring representatives from the SEC, PCAOB, FASB, IASB, AICPA, and Center for Audit Quality, along with other stakeholders from the accounting profession.

Key themes shared by speakers and panelists included an emphasis on

  • High-quality financial reporting in light of disruptions triggered by COVID-19
  • An accelerated rate of change in the financial reporting environment for audit professionals, regulators, and the capital markets, a trend that is expected to continue into 2021

Grant Thornton’s New Developments Summary 2020-12 provides a synopsis of the subjects discussed and major topics highlighted by conference participants. You can also find links to conference speakers’ publicly available speeches, as well as a list of related Grant Thornton publications to help navigate the financial reporting landscape, in the Appendices to this publication.