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31 October 2018
KNect HouseLondon, UK

31 October 2018
KNect House,
London, UK

IFRS 16 Implementation Progress Health Check

Get to Grips with Remaining Data, Disclosures, IT and Discount Rate Issues in Implementing the New Leases Standard

A Practical and Interactive Workshop - Get your Questions Answered


Most reporters are already in full-swing of their implementation project.  Given the implementation date of 2019 is painfully close, then now is an ideal time to take stock of where your project is and anticipate those issues being experienced by other implementors.  This is a session aimed to do this and also for all to share your current experiences, bottle-necks, unexpected issues - for the benefit of all.

The objective of this day is to provide attendees with practical insights to real life implementation projects, issues and challenges being experienced and to provide items to think about when assessing where you are in your project and items you may want to consider given the ever nearing deadlines.

Key Themes

  • Focus on the Practical Issues, Challenges and Progress
  • Sharing insights from current Implementation Projects and Challenges being Experienced
  • Real Life Bottle-necks and Unexpected Issues
  • Approach and progress on IT
  • Experience of Auditor Process and their focus 

Key Issues

  • Disclosures pre and post go-live
  • Discount rates in group scenarios 
  • IBR, substitution of assets, managed service agreements, right to direct use of assets, relevant decisions and predetermined decisions, economic benefits to consider and lease modifications
  • Market communication approach
  • Tax considerations

Who Should Attend?

  • Those responsible for delivering their business’s IFRS 16 project
  • Those who have accountability for the successful implementation of IFRS 16 projects
  • Financial reporting teams
  • Financial strategy and planning teams

Meet Your Workshop Leader!

Chris is currently leading a number of IFRS 16 implementation projects for complex industries and FTSE 100 clients.

Chris has a wide range of experience across both FS and non-FS clients and has specialised in providing clients with advisory services addressing complex GAAP (IFRS and US GAAP) including asset finance and leasing, financial instruments, structuring financial products, financial reporting and financial instrument impairments.  

He also has considerable experience in commercial asset finance and lease structuring, supporting lessees, lessors and banks in developing new commercial structures.

His over twenty years of experience includes ten as the Director in a Big 4 firm leading their accounting advisory support to banking and asset finance clients.  He has also held roles outside of practice including two years with the World Bank in the USA, and is therefore very well placed to combine both his ‘in practice’ technical expertise with what it’ like being on the other side of ‘the desk’.