SEC Reporting & Compliance

Public company financial accounting and reporting professionals face their own set of unique challenges.

This seminar provides a sound grounding in SEC reporting and compliance for financial professionals at public companies or companies planning an IPO. It gives participants practical, hands-on experience preparing annual reports, quarterly reports, current reports, and the proxy statements in compliance with the SEC—even as the regulatory requirements change. Course materials are continuously updated to give timely perspectives on current issues on the SEC's agenda, such as Non-GAAP disclosures, the Disclosure Effectiveness Project, Dodd‑Frank initiatives, the JOBS Act, SEC guidance on the adoption of new account policies and trends in SEC comments. Actual SEC filings are integrated into the course to demonstrate how the regulations are implemented in practice, and all participants receive an SEC Rules and Regulations Manual.

The recent SEC amendments to simplify and update disclosure requirements will also be addressed during this 2 day seminar.

6/18-6/19/2019 Chicago
8/26-8/27/2019 New York
CPE Credit:
$1,795 **

Venue and Hotel Details


  • The SEC, Its Operations, and Organization
  • Non-U.S. GAAP Financial Measures
  • Dealing Effectively with SEC Staff
  • Developing the Form 10-K Annual Report
  • Item by Item Analysis of Form 10-K Requirements
  • Preparing the Form 10-Q Quarterly Report
  • Current Reporting on Form 8-K
  • Proxy Statement and Annual Report to Shareholders
  • Current Hot Issues including Trends in SEC Comments, XBRL, and SEC Reporting using IFRS

Program Details

Prerequisite:   None
Preparation:   None
Level of Knowledge:   Basic
Field of Study:  Accounting
Delivery Method:   Group Live, Instructor-Led Course

Course Leader

Mary Anne Busse, Former Senior Counsel in the Division of Corporation Finance at the SEC and currently Managing Director of Great Disclosure, LLC.

Course Testimonials

“Mary Anne Busse was phenomenal! She was effective, held my attention, was able to get great class participation. This was by far the best CPE course I have attended in my 15-year career.” - Senior Accounting Manager, Large Piping and Tubing Manufacturer

* Discounts cannot be combined and must be applied at time of initial registration.

** Tuition price includes daily breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon refreshments.

If you have previously attended this course, you may not be eligible for CPE credits. Please contact KPMG Executive Education to confirm your eligibility.