Management Discussion & Analysis (MD&A) Workshop | GID 54000 | Online

Sunday, March 5th, 2023

£1,600.00

*4 online sessions of 90 minutes each

MD&A (Management Discussion & Analysis) Workshop: Strategies for Effective Financial Reporting

The Management Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) Workshop is a two-day course (Online/In-Person) designed to equip US GAAP reporting entities with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively prepare and present MD&A in their financial statements. MD&A is a critical component of annual reports, quarterly reports, and registration statements filed with the SEC by companies with US-traded securities. As such, it is important for management to be able to present a comprehensive and transparent analysis of their company’s financial condition, results of operations, and liquidity, as well as identify any material trends or uncertainties that may impact their future performance.

This course provides a detailed overview of the SEC Regulation S-K requirements, as well as FR 36, FR 60, and FR 72. We will explore the Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations of MD&A and discuss best practices for the disclosure of financial information in compliance with SEC rules. Participants will gain an understanding of the specific disclosure requirements of MD&A, including analysis of unusual or infrequent events or transactions, liquidity, off-balance sheet arrangements, and critical accounting estimates and judgments.

In addition, this course will cover non-GAAP measures and their interaction with MD&A, as well as SEC comment letter trends and foreign private issuers. We will also touch on operating and financial reviews for IFRS reporting entities. By the end of this course, participants will be equipped with the tools to provide transparent and comprehensive MD&A analysis and enhance their financial reporting to meet SEC requirements. This course is ideal for finance professionals, accounting professionals, and management personnel who are responsible for the preparation of financial statements and other financial disclosures.

 

Key Learning Features

  • Understanding the importance of MD&A in financial reporting and its role in annual reports, quarterly reports, and registration statements filed with the SEC
  • In-depth review of SEC Regulation S-K requirements, as well as FR 36, FR 60, and FR 72
  • Discussion of Compliance and Disclosure Interpretations on MD&A and best practices for disclosure of financial information in compliance with SEC rules
  • Identification of specific disclosure requirements of MD&A, including analysis of the financial condition, results of operations, and liquidity
  • Analysis of unusual or infrequent events or transactions, liquidity, off-balance sheet arrangements, and critical accounting estimates and judgments
  • Exploration of non-GAAP measures and their interaction with MD&A
  • Understanding of SEC comment letter trends and their impact on financial reporting
  • Review of operating and financial review for IFRS reporting entities
  • Interactive case studies and practical examples to illustrate key concepts and principles
  • Opportunity to network with peers and industry experts and share best practices
  • Customizable content to fit the specific needs and interests of the participants.

By the end of this course, participants will have gained a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory requirements and best practices for preparing and presenting MD&A in financial reporting, as well as practical skills and tools to enhance their financial reporting and meet SEC requirements.

 

For More Information

For more information on the MD&A course or to register, please contact our Shasat Training desk at [insert email/phone number here]. Our team is dedicated to providing a seamless learning experience, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have about the course content, format, or registration process. We also offer group discounts for companies interested in enrolling multiple participants in the course. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your financial reporting skills and meet SEC requirements.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Instructor Bio

Our trainers have specialist knowledge and first-hand experience in implementing the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (USGAAP), UK GAAP, Risk management strategies, Valuations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate Governance, Environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) reporting, Supply Chain Management, Prudential regulations, Compliance matters (such as Basel regulations, Solvency II, Anti Money Laundering regulations and a number of other evolving regulatory matters) and a whole range of professional development programs (e.g., Negotiations Skills, Presentation Skills, Data Management, Python, Block-Chain, Digital Assets, Becker CPA etc.)

This ensures an engaging and stimulating learning experience for professionals and senior executives, helping to ensure knowledge is retained. They understand the accounting and regulatory requirements, risk environment, industry issues and challenges, risk management strategies, financial reporting & disclosure requirements, and compliance environment. They impart their knowledge using real-life industry examples, simple and user-friendly presentations of important concepts/approaches and case studies.

 

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Course Description

Day 1:

Session 1: Introduction to MD&A

  • Definition of MD&A
  • Importance of MD&A disclosures
  • Regulatory framework for MD&A
  • Sources of information for MD&A
  • SEC guidance on MD&A disclosures

Session 2: Regulation S-K requirements for MD&A

  • Overview of Regulation S-K
  • MD&A requirements under Item 303 of Regulation S-K
  • Critical disclosures required in MD&A
  • Best practices for MD&A disclosures

Session 3: Key components of MD&A

  • Overview of MD&A components
  • Analysis of operating results
  • Discussion of liquidity and capital resources
  • Description of contractual obligations
  • Analysis of off-balance sheet arrangements

Session 4: Drafting effective MD&A disclosures

  • Tips for effective MD&A drafting
  • Common disclosure pitfalls and how to avoid them
  • Best practices for presenting complex financial information
  • Review of sample MD&A disclosures

Day 2:

Session 5: Non-GAAP Measures and MD&A Disclosures

  • Definition and types of Non-GAAP Measures
  • SEC rules and guidelines on Non-GAAP Measures disclosures in MD&A
  • Disclosure of Non-GAAP Measures in the context of GAAP financial statements
  • Best practices for using Non-GAAP Measures in MD&A disclosures

Session 6: Accounting Issues and MD&A Disclosures

  • Overview of accounting issues that affect MD&A disclosures
  • Examples of accounting issues that require MD&A disclosures
  • Best practices for presenting accounting issues in MD&A disclosures
  • Review of sample MD&A disclosures on accounting issues

Session 7: Advanced MD&A topics

  • Analysis of industry trends and competitive environment
  • Discussion of critical accounting policies
  • Presentation of non-GAAP financial measures
  • Disclosure of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) information

Session 8: Special situations and reporting requirements

  • MD&A disclosures in IPOs and registration statements
  • MD&A disclosures in mergers and acquisitions
  • MD&A disclosures in bankruptcy and restructuring

Session 9: Final thoughts and Q&A

  • Recap of key takeaways
  • Final thoughts on MD&A disclosures
  • Q&A session with the instructors

 

Why you must attend?

Are you struggling to keep up with the latest financial reporting regulations? Do you find it challenging to prepare and present MD&A in compliance with SEC rules and regulations? If so, our MD&A training program is the solution you’ve been looking for.

Our comprehensive program is designed to provide you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to effectively prepare and present MD&A in financial reporting. You will learn from experienced industry professionals who have a deep understanding of financial reporting and SEC compliance. Through interactive sessions and case studies, you will gain a thorough understanding of the regulatory requirements and best practices for preparing and presenting MD&A in financial reports.

By attending our MD&A training program, you will not only enhance your skills and knowledge, but also gain a competitive advantage in the job market. With the increasing demand for financial reporting professionals, it’s important to stay ahead of the competition. By demonstrating your commitment to professional development through attendance at our program, you will stand out among your peers and position yourself for career advancement.

Investing in your professional development is one of the best investments you can make. By attending our MD&A training program, you are investing in your career and your future. You will gain the skills and knowledge you need to excel in your current role, as well as position yourself for future opportunities. In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts and network with peers, which can open doors and create new opportunities for growth and advancement. So, don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge and position yourself for success in the world of financial reporting.

 

Teaching Methodologies

  • Lectures: Our experienced industry professionals will deliver comprehensive lectures on regulatory requirements, best practices, and case studies to provide a foundational understanding of MD&A.
  • Case Studies: We will use real-world case studies to provide practical examples of MD&A preparation and presentation. This will enable you to apply theoretical concepts to real-world scenarios.
  • Group Discussions: You will have opportunities to participate in group discussions with peers and industry experts, allowing you to share experiences and insights, and learn from each other.
  • Interactive Exercises: Our program incorporates interactive exercises, such as role-playing and mock presentations, to help you hone your presentation skills and gain practical experience in preparing and presenting MD&A.
  • Networking Opportunities: You will have ample opportunities to network with peers and industry experts, which can lead to valuable professional connections and potential career opportunities.

Overall, our teaching methodologies are designed to be practical, engaging, and effective, ensuring that participants gain the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in financial reporting. We believe that a hands-on and collaborative approach to learning is essential for mastering MD&A preparation and presentation, and our program reflects this philosophy.

 

Who should attend?

The training course on Mastering Management Discussion & Analysis (MD&A) is designed for individuals who are involved in financial reporting and analysis within their organizations. This course is particularly relevant for those who are responsible for preparing, reviewing, or analyzing financial statements, as well as those who provide advice on financial reporting matters. Additionally, professionals who are involved in the decision-making process of their organization, such as senior executives, board members, and investors, would benefit from attending this training course. The course provides a comprehensive understanding of MD&A, including its purpose, requirements, and best practices, as well as practical guidance on how to effectively prepare and present MD&A to various stakeholders.

 

Feedback

Upon completion of the course, all delegates will receive an evaluation questionnaire aimed at gathering valuable feedback. This feedback is crucial to Shasat’s ongoing commitment to improving the quality of its learning solutions. By analyzing the trends in the responses, we are able to continuously enhance and refine our offerings to meet the evolving needs of our clients.

 

Venue & other info

Our training programs take place at the most prestigious professional training facilities in the city. Our venues have been meticulously chosen and expertly crafted to deliver an unparalleled and sophisticated learning experience. To further elevate your training journey, we will offer an array of refreshments including gourmet tea/coffee, delectable snacks, and a sumptuous lunch to sustain you throughout the course. Your comfort and satisfaction are of the utmost importance to us.  One week before the program begins, you will receive comprehensive joining instructions that include the exact venue details.

Please note that accommodation arrangements are the responsibility of the attendee.

 

Workshop Delivery (Online Programs)

The workshop will be delivered via the WebEx platform. Upon registration, all participants will receive comprehensive joining instructions for the live workshop. This fully virtual event will encompass a live-streamed presentation, personalized networking opportunities, interactive Q&A sessions, engaging polls, and post-event consultation to address specific concerns and support your continued growth.
 

In-Person Workshop

Please be advised that for all in-person training programs, joining instructions will be sent via email to registered participants one week prior to the program’s commencement. These instructions will provide comprehensive information regarding the venue location, date, and time, as well as other important details such as parking arrangements, dress code, and any necessary equipment or materials. Kindly ensure that you carefully review the joining instructions and follow the guidelines provided to ensure a smooth and well-organized experience during the program.
 

Changes to the conference

Shasat reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to make modifications to the format, speakers, participants, content, venue location, program, or any other aspect of the conference, at any time and for any reason, without incurring any liability. This policy has been implemented due to recent events such as the Covid-19 pandemic and other jurisdictional restrictions. These modifications may include but are not limited to, changes necessitated by a Force Majeure Event
 

Sponsorship

We are pleased to offer sponsorship opportunities for our training programs, providing companies with a unique platform to showcase their brand and services to a highly engaged and relevant audience. By becoming a sponsor, your organization will have the opportunity to build brand awareness, demonstrate thought leadership, and cultivate valuable relationships with industry professionals. Our programs offer a platform to reach a targeted audience and generate new business leads while showcasing your expertise. The benefits of sponsorship include increased brand exposure, opportunities to connect with key decision-makers, and a platform to promote your products and services. We invite you to take advantage of this prime opportunity and partner with us to enhance your visibility and impact within the industry.
 

Terms and Conditions

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About shasat

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Payment

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We kindly request that you take into consideration any associated bank fees when making your course fee payment. To ensure your participation in the program, payment must be received before the course date. Once we have received both payment and a completed registration form, we will confirm your enrollment in the program. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

 

Group discount

Our company is proud to offer a group discount of 15% for organizations or individuals who book a course for 5 or more participants. To take advantage of this offer and receive a personalized group discount code, please reach out to our customer service desk at [email protected]. Our team will be delighted to assist you with the booking process and answer any questions you may have. With this group discount, you can invest in the professional development of your team and drive success for your organization. Don’t hesitate to contact us today to learn more.

 

CPD hours

Upon successful completion of the training course, each participant will receive a certificate of completion that attests to the number of hours spent in training and serves as a valuable representation of their dedication to professional development. The certificate is not only a symbol of their achievement but also serves as proof of continuous professional development (CPD) and demonstrates their commitment to staying current in their field. We believe that CPD is a crucial aspect of career advancement and personal growth, and are proud to provide our participants with this important document.

 

Enquiries

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In-House Training

Enhance your team’s skills and drive success for your business with our custom In-house training program. Our tailored approach aligns with your specific business needs, offering a cost and time-efficient solution for upskilling your employees. This not only improves their productivity but also positions your company as a competitive force in the market. Transform your investment in employee development into tangible results by choosing our In-house training option. To discuss and learn more about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact our training desk. We’re ready to help you create a bespoke program that’s just right for you.