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International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) An executive overview



International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

An Executive Overview


Tom Brown, CA
Himanshu Shah, ACA, CMA
Stephen Warden, CA


Moderated by Pat Beechinor of Mercury Media

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (EDT) Monday June 22, 2009


Agenda / What You Will Learn

  • What is IFRS?
  • Canadian IFRS timelines and CSA requirements
  • IFRS Implementation approach and cost effective solutions
  • Key IFRS implementation challenges
  • IFRS Lessons learned from Europe


Q & A
During the presentation you can submit questions on line and they will be given to the presenters.


About Our Presenters

Tom Brown, CA
Tom is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of senior management experience in finance, operations and business management in investment dealers and financial institutions in Canada and the USA. As a management consultant, he has focused on corporate governance and internal controls over financial reporting and computer operations.

Himanshu Shah, CMA, ACA, LL.B
Himanshu is a Certified Management Accountant and a Chartered Accountant (India) with over 25 years of international business and consulting experience. He has consulted to clients on finance and accounting processes and systems; corporate governance and internal controls; and risk management. Prior to starting his own consulting Himanshu spent 11 years in the Consulting and Risk Management practices of Deloitte & Touche in Toronto. In recent months he has spent extensive hours studying IFRS.


Stephen Warden, CA
Stephen is a partner in the boutique CA firm of Parker Simone with a practice focus on entrepreneurial companies and tax planning and compliance. His client mix is mainly entrepreneurial companies that are public issuers or are planning to be public issuers. A number of their clients are in the mining industry. For 28 years previously, Steve was a partner with KPMG LLP in its financial services and entrepreneurial practices in Toronto.




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