Exclusive Fellows Event | Lessons We've Learnt - Expert Witness

Mon 3 Sep 2018
9.30am to 11.30am

(Arrival time: 9.30am)
5 This event will earn you 5 DPD units

Location

AICD WA Division Office
Level 1, Allendale Square
77 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA
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Cost

Single Free (members) Free (non-members)

Wayne Basford

Partner, IFRS Advisory, BDO

Wayne is BDO’s IFRS Leader for the Asia Pacific region and is BDO’s global IFRS leader for natural resources based in Perth. In 2014, Wayne was appointed as a member of the Transition Group for Impairment of Financial Instruments (ITG Group).

Wayne acts as an expert witness on a number of major actions involving directors and non-compliance with accounting standards. Wayne has acted as expert witness in Federal Court of Australia, Supreme Court NSW, International Court of Arbitration and the CADLB. Susan Oldmeadow-Hall has assisted Wayne on a number of these matters and has given expert witness evidence in the Supreme Court of WA.

Wayne is a member of the AICD’s Reporting Committee. He leads BDO WA’s professional development and training service “Insite Professional Development” and is head of BDO WA’s Technical Services Group. Wayne regularly publishes technical papers and articles on the application of IFRS and Auditing Standards.

An exclusive opportunity for Fellows to learn from colleagues and peers what directors should be asking of their CEOs, CFOs and auditors to satisfy themselves that the accounts they approve comply with Australian Law.

This session has been designed to stimulate discussion around what directors should be asking of their CEO’s, CFO’s and auditors to satisfy themselves that the accounts they approve comply with Australian Law.

Wayne Basford will explore:

  • The role of the accounting expert witness in class actions and litigation against directors
  • The type of material made available to accounting experts
  • Simple “blind Freddy” errors that trip directors up
  • Questions directors should be asking of their CEO, CFO and auditor

Chatham House Rule will apply

Sponsor

BDO