IN FOCUS: Proposed 2015 GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy, ASU Taxonomy Changes, Taxonomy Implementation Guides, Taxonomy Simplification

Date: Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Time: 1:00–2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is pleased to announce an upcoming webcast that discusses the proposed changes to the 2015 GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy Release anticipated to be available for public review and comment by August 29, including changes to the Taxonomy for Accounting Standards Updates (ASU). There will also be expanded coverage of the FASB’s growing series of Taxonomy Implementation Guides and reporting on preliminary findings from the Taxonomy Simplification Initiative. In addition, 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 2015 Taxonomy Release might affect XBRL exhibits. 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 final and proposed FASB ASUs and preliminary findings from the Taxonomy Simplification Initiative. The agenda will include:
  • XBRL Issues Update from the Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Overview of changes to the 2015 Taxonomy
  • New 2014 Taxonomy Implementation Guides (including Notional Amount and Disposal Groups and Discontinued Operations)
  • Discussion of Taxonomy Simplification findings

Speakers: Louis Matherne, FASB Chief of Taxonomy Development; Donna Johaneman, FASB Project Manager-XBRL; David Shaw, FASB XBRL Assistant Project Manager; Vickie Lusniak, FASB XBRL Assistant Project Manager; and Kimberly Earle, Office of Interactive Data, 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 2015 GAAP Financial Reporting Taxonomy Release (to be available August 30, 2014, at They are also encouraged to review the Taxonomy Implementation Guides and other supporting materials listed on the FASB Taxonomy page at
Recommended CPE and Field of Study: 1.5 hours; Accounting; 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.

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.

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