McKenna At Compliance Week Annual Conference 2012

Compliance Week will hold its Annual Conference in Washington D.C. next week June 4-6, 2012 at the Mayflower Hotel.  The venue alone is worth the price of the ticket!

I’ll be there, as I have been for four of the last five years, covering the list of spectacular speakers and newsmakers in the world of risk management, corporate compliance, audit, and legal for financial, legal, risk, audit, and compliance executives at public companies. Top keynote speakers include:

  • The Honorable Judge Jed Rakoff
  • James Doty, Chairman, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
  • Bob McDonald of Procter & Gamble
  • FASB’s Leslie Seidman
  • Sam Sommers, Author, Situations Matter: Understanding How Context Transforms Your World.

In past years I have live-blogged, then later Tweeted, interesting presentations and additional interviews.  For previous coverage, please search on “Compliance Week”.

This year, at the invitation of the conference I will be helping out with some of the panels, acting as a moderator and host on behalf of Publisher and Editor-In-Chief Matt Kelly.  You can find me at the following sessions:

Monday, June 4 — 11:15 a.m.

SEC Financial Reporting Update: Join experts to review the most significant new standards from the Financial Accounting Standards Board and hear how SEC staff are considering them while reviewing corporate financial statements.
Nili Shah, Deputy Chief Accountant – Policy, Division of Corporation Finance – Office of the Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Bruce Pounder, Director of Professional Programs, Loscalzo Associates (a Division of SmartPros)
Moderator: Francine McKenna, Blogger at and a frequent contributor to American Banker and Forbes magazines

Monday, June 4 — 2:00 p.m.
I will be introducing these speakers and facilitating Q&A.
Update on Revisions to the COSO Framework for Internal Controls: COSO is in the midst of a major overhaul of its Internal Control-Integrated Framework, the first such overhaul in 20 years. Meet with COSO officials to get an update on the proposed revisions, share your thoughts on possible changes, and learn what’s likely to come in the final revisions due this fall.
Marie Hollein, CTP, President, and CEO, Financial Executives International
Michael Wood, Vice President, Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer, Raytheon Company
Ray Purcell, Director, Financial Controls, Pfizer
Monday, June 4 — 3:30 p.m.
I will be introducing these speakers and facilitating Q&A.
Maintaining an Effective Compliance Program
So you have a compliance function that’s effective today. What about tomorrow? How do you assure that your compliance department maintains the best structure possible as regulations change or your business moves into new markets? From mapping out regulatory changes, to performing  gap analyses, to reporting new initiatives to the board, this session will look not just at how your program becomes effective, but how you keep it that way.
Brian Roman, Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer, Mylan Inc.
James Rose, Chief Audit Executive, Humana
Moderator: Marshall Toburen, eGRC Risk Solutions Manager, RSA-Archer
Tuesday, June 5 — 11:15 a.m.
I will be introducing these speakers and facilitating Q&A.
Case Study: Mapping Effective Compliance to the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines: Ultimately, decisions about effective compliance programs all derive from the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. In this session, the chief compliance officer of DTE Energy will review how he aligns various compliance program elements at DTE with the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, and how this alignment can be used to provide assurance to management and the board of the effectiveness of the compliance program.
Anthony Tocco, Chief Compliance and Privacy Officer, DTE Energy
Tuesday, June 5 –1:45 p.m.
I will be introducing these speakers and facilitating Q&A.
Stop the (Controls) Madness!: This session is geared for financial reporting executives, corporate controllers, internal auditors, and anyone else wrestling with the explosion of financial data companies are expected to track, audit, and report. It will examine whether the pace of new reporting standards is now more than companies can manage and how you can maintain a flexible reporting system that can handle new demands—or try to, at least.
Bill Spoehr, Vice President – Financial Compliance, Safeway Inc.
Mike Ellner, Vice President of Internal Audit and Global Financial Compliance, ACE Group
Bruce Beck, Sales Director, Infor
Moderator: Bruce Pounder , Director of Professional Programs, Loscalzo Associates

I will also blog and Tweet as time per mists and certainly write up a summary of keynotes by Jim Doty, Judge Rakoff and Leslie Seidman.

There’s still the to register for the conference.  Go here.  OCEG members may register for only $1495, a 35% savings off of the full fee!