Financial Reporting Conference Goes Global

The move toward international standards in the face of a challenging economic climate will be the focus of the Haas School’s 20th annual Conference on Financial Reporting, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at San Francisco’s Westin St. Francis Hotel.

International Accounting Standards Board Member Prabhakar Kalavacherla will give the morning keynote address. Dean Rich Lyons will give the opening remarks and present the Berkeley Award for Distinguished Contributions to Financial Reporting. The award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated courage, leadership, stewardship, or other meritorious performance in providing financial information useful to investors in making investment decision.

This year's conference, titled “Facing the Challenging Economic and Reporting Environment,” will center on preparing for the move to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), the impact of the latest regulatory initiatives on US entities, and the challenges of financial statement disclosures.

The conference brings together hundreds of financial executives, standards setters, enforcement officials, and professional and academic accountants to stay current on regulatory changes, discuss improvements, and promote the advancement of quality financial reporting useful to investors.

Early-bird registration runs through Oct. 6, offering a $30 individual discount and a $50 per-person discount for groups of six or more. An academic discount is available for full-time faculty. Register at For a complete conference schedule, visit