FASB Webcast and Webinar Series

IN FOCUS: Proposed 2016 GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy Changes, Simplification, Filer Counts, and Context Sensitive Guidance


Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Time: 1:00–2:15 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

Program Description: The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is pleased to announce an upcoming webcast that discusses the forthcoming proposed changes to the 2016 GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy Release highlighting changes to simplify the Taxonomy including new features: contextually sensitive implementation guidance and filer counts of elements used. There will be expanded coverage of the FASB’s growing series of Taxonomy Implementation Guides and coverage of changes to the Taxonomy for Accounting Standards Updates (ASU). In addition, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) staff will discuss current XBRL filing issues.

Learning Objectives: Through this session, participants will gain a better understanding of how the proposed changes in the 2016 Taxonomy Release might affect XBRL exhibits as filed with the SEC. Participants also will gain insight into current SEC XBRL filing issues, and how to use the Taxonomy Implementation Guides to support more efficient and effective XBRL document creation. Additionally, participants will learn about expected changes to future Taxonomy Releases as a result of FASB ASUs and the Taxonomy Simplification Initiative. The agenda will include:
  • XBRL Issues Update from the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Overview of changes to the 2016 Taxonomy
  • Discussion of steps taken to simplify the taxonomy
  • New features including filer counts and context sensitive guidance
  • New 2015 Taxonomy Implementation Guides
Registration: To register for this event, please use this link.

Speakers: Louis Matherne, FASB Chief of Taxonomy Development; Donna Johaneman, FASB Supervising Project Manager-XBRL; David Shaw, FASB XBRL Project Manager; Vickie Lusniak, FASB XBRL Assistant Project Manager; and Kimberly Earle, Office of Structured Disclosure, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Participants will have the opportunity to email questions to the panelists before and during the event.

Delivery Method: Group-internet based

Program Level: Overview

Program Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation Suggested: Participants are encouraged to review the proposed 2016 GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy Release Notes (to be available at www.fasb.org). They are also encouraged to review the Taxonomy Implementation Guides and other supporting materials listed on the FASB Taxonomy page at www.fasb.org.

Recommended CPE and Field of Study: 1.5 hours; Specialized Knowledge and Applications; final CPE earned will be determined based on the length of participation in the program, polling questions as described in CPE Eligibility, and completion of a course survey. Credit is provided only to participants in the live broadcast of this course. Please note that credit is not provided for group viewing. Each participant must be registered separately and meet both polling and duration requirements as per NASBA.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: There is no cost for this course and there is no cancellation penalty. Participants will be notified by email as soon as possible if the course is cancelled for any reason.

Complaint Policy: To register complaints about course content or delivery method and to inquire about the timeliness and accuracy of CPE credit posting for this event, contact CPEDirector@fasb.org.


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