Get Intensive XBRL Training at One-Day Workshop for SEC Filers in Orlando, FL

Confused about which path to take to create the best quality XBRL filing? This intensive one-day workshop will help you get there.

Register now for a program that will provide critical instruction on best practice in a format designed to guarantee you walk away with tools you can use immediately in your own XBRL filing. Learn from the experts. Get best practice. You owe it to yourself and your company to invest in your own training.

Who should attend?

Public company preparers, accountants who work with public companies, for individuals who have already done XBRL creation and are looking for more in-depth practical information and skills, beyond basic training. Special session and exercises available for newcomers to XBRL to get them quickly up the learning curve.

Preliminary Agenda:

7:30 – 9:15 AM Breakfast and Registration
8:00 – 8:45 AM
Optional Session (who should attend? those new to XBRL or those who would like a refresher)
Fundamentals of XBRL Filing
Session will cover basics of the SEC rule, technical terms you need to know, introduction to the XBRL creation process and information to give you a foundational understanding of the US GAAP Taxonomy. Great for newcomers to XBRL or as a refresher for the more experienced.
8:45 – 9:15 AM Understanding the IFRS Taxonomy
Learn about the status of SEC requirements for IFRS filers, the structure of the IFRS taxonomy, and how it compares to the US GAAP Taxonomy. Whether you file in IFRS or not, this will be a useful session to expand your accounting and filing expertise.
9:15 – 9:25 AM Opening Remarks
9:25 – 10:25 AM Working with Dimensions
This session will cover how to bring the components of dimensions together to effectively and accurately create XBRL data. Learn how to define financial disclosures in XBRL, when to use dimensions, how to uses axes and members, when to extend and when to use taxonomy elements. Learn from real-life case studies about how to avoid errors that could result in inaccuracies. Participate in exercises to solidify your knowledge. Advanced and basic exercises will be provided to support all attendees, regardless of experience.
10:25 – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 – 11:40 PM Calculations, Negative and Positive Signage
Effectively handling calculation relationships, and use of the correct sign (negative or positive), continue to be some of the biggest challenges in XBRL creation today. This session will cover these issues when dealing with roll forward patterns, cash flow statements, gain/loss and increase/decrease concepts and will include exercises and case studies to help you understand how best to deal with them. Advanced and basic exercises will be provided to support all attendees, regardless of experience.
11:40 – 12:40 PM Review of XBRL Taxonomy – 2013, 2014 and what’s ahead for 2015
Find out about the differences between the 2013 and 2014 US GAAP Taxonomies, the most important changes and how to implement them in your own process. Learn about the most effective way to make the transition. Get insights into what’s ahead in the 2015 release.
12:40 – 1:30 PM Lunch – Ask the Experts Option
During lunch, chat with a friend, catch up on emails … OR visit the “Ask the Experts” corner where you’ll have an opportunity to talk directly with our instructors about burning questions in XBRL related to your own filing or just general information. You choose how you want to spend the lunch hour but this is a great opportunity to meet, greet and get into specifics with the experts.
1:30 – 3:00 PM FASB – ASU Updates & Implementation Guides
Learn about new Accounting Standards that can affect your XBRL process and get a tutorial on new and revised FASB XBRL implementation guides covering revenue recognition and discontinued operations, as well as the OCI and shareholders equity statements. The FASB team will be joined by representatives from the auditor and preparer community who will cover how these key groups use the FASB tools and handle these topics. Exercises will be used to help attendees learn how to work with the implementation guides effectively.
3:00 – 3:30 PM Break
3:30 – 4:20 PM Instance Document Issues: Handling Decimals, Units and Other Topics
This session will cover common issues in instance document creation, including decimal disagreement, unit errors, how to work with the Units Registry, durationItemType and decimalItemType values. Learn how XBRL can be incorporated as a key component of the organization’s control environment to guard against issues and catch potential errors. Exercises and in-class discussions will be used. Advanced and basic exercises will be provided to support all attendees, regardless of experience.
4:20 – 5:10 PM Optimizing Your XBRL Process
To produce the best quality XBRL data requires a strong, consistent process. Learn about the AICPA’s XBRL Principles & Criteria, proper use of the EDGAR Filer Manual, validation methods and other forms of guidance that you should incorporate into every step in your XBRL process. This session will include facilitated discussion groups.

Field of Study: Accounting

Program Level: Intermediate

Delivery Method: Group-Live

Contact Information

For information regarding refund, complaint or program cancellation policies, call 202-448-1985 or email