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2012 EMDA CFO Education Series: Regulatory Financial Reporting Certificate Program - CALGARY
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2012 EMDA CFO Education Series: Regulatory Financial Reporting Certificate Program - CALGARY


When: November 12, 2012
9:00 AM
Where: Office of MNP Corporate Finance, Legacy Room
1500, 640 - 5 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 3G4
Elena Mazur


EMDA CFO Education Series:
Regulatory Financial Reporting
Certificate Program
Location: Calgary

 Presented by EMDA Founding Sponsors:

 Who should attend

First of its kind program in Canada specifically designed for:

  • Exempt market dealers (EMDs)
  • EMD officers and directors
  • CFOs, CMAs, CGAs
  • Controllers
  • Finance professionals and auditors in the exempt market
  • Professionals providing financial and regulatory compliance services to EMDs

Program details

The Regulatory Financial Reporting Certificate Program is a unique learning opportunity tailored to the exempt market industry. The sessions will include an overview of the exempt market securities industry and its regulatory environment, financial reporting case studies and excess working capital calculations and common financial reporting and regulatory challenges including:

  • Books and records requirements
  • Internal controls
  • Financial and margin regulatory reporting requirements for Form 31-103F1
  • Common IFRS financial and regulatory reporting challenges, focusing on income taxes, broker warrants and thinly traded securities
  • Underwriting revenue recognition
  • Related party transactions and constructive obligations

Program agenda

8:45 amRegistration
9:00 am Welcome and Introductions
9:15 am Overview of the Exempt Market in Canada
9:30 am Books and Records Requirements and Operations
10:30 am
10:45 am Financial and Regulatory Reporting Requirements
12:00 pm
1:00 pmCalculation of Excess Working Capital Overview
1:30 pm EWC Case Study
2:15 pm
2:30 pmIFRS Specific Topics:
• Current and deferred taxes
• Broker warrants
• Related party accounting and disclosures
• Fair value of financial instruments
• Constructive obligations
4:30 pm Question period and wrap up
5:00 pm -
7:00 pm
EMDA Cocktails & Conversations

Program developers and faculty team

Doug Bedard, MBA

Program Developer
Senior Vice President and Director, MNP Corporate Finance Inc.
Director, EMDA Canada

Doug Bedard, MBA, is a Senior Vice President and Director at MNP Corporate Finance Inc. in Calgary and a member of the Board of Directors of the Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada. Specializing in debt and equity services, he assists clients with capital markets transactions and provides customized financing and business plan advice.

Doug has more than 15 years of experience in the financial sector, advising clients in a diverse range of industries including oil and gas, forestry, financial institutions, health services, and aboriginal business. Working collaboratively with clients to find the best financial solutions, Doug has assisted with debt structuring, raising private equity, and arranging financing from private and institutional sources, as well as from multiple government and international sources. He is particularly skilled at managing complex engagements that require significant due diligence and involve stakeholders in the public and private sector.

Stephen Warden CA, CMC

Program Developer
Program Instructor
Director, EMDA Canada/Partner, MNP LLP.

Stephen Warden is a Partner in the Public Company Group in MNP LLP’s Toronto office. MNP is  Canada’s 7th largest accounting firm. He serves as an audit partner and business advisor for publicly traded and regulated financial services companies in the mid-market, specializing with Exempt Market Dealers, IIROC Investment Dealers, Mutual Fund Dealers, FINRA regulated broker dealers, investment fund/asset fund managers, private equity and alternative investment funds. His has deep experience with the financial services, energy, mining and technology sectors serving mid-market clients operating across Canada and globally. Stephen prides himself on understanding his client’s business and industry in order to provide each with high quality service. Relationships connect and define his actions, keeping Steve and his team focused on what matters most - helping people achieve their goals, one handshake and smile at a time.

He serves as a Director, Audit Committee Chair and Compensation Committee member of a TSX listed financial services company operating in Canada and the US. Stephen was with KPMG Canada for over 25 years including 18 years as an audit partner in the  Toronto office where he was National Director of KPMG’s Investment Dealer Practice for seven years. He is the only non-Big 4 accounting firm member of IIROC’s Panel Auditor Committee. He  is the course co-leader for the CICA’s  In-Depth Brokers & Investment Dealers Program and the EMDA’s CFO Education Series: Financial Regulatory Reporting Certificate Program. In addition, Stephen has published many articles and been a conference speaker on financial and tax matters impacting dealers. Since 1996, he has been  a member of the Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association Legal & Compliance Division. Outside of MNP, Steve has served on boards and committees for many community and charitable organizations. He is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Management Consultant and received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Toronto.

Sean Du Plessis, CA
Program Instructor
IFRS Group Leader
Partner, MNP LLP

Sean Du Plessis, CA, is a Partner with MNP and leads the firm’s International Financing Reporting Standards (IFRS) group in Calgary. With more than 13 years of experience in both industry and public practice, Sean has led IFRS conversions for numerous companies in a variety of industries, helping them manage the process as efficiently as possible. Sean delivers a range of services that include: preliminary impact assessments, detailed evaluations and assistance with implementing strategies. He has facilitated internal IFRS training sessions and has delivered IFRS training for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.


For EMDA Members:

Regular price: $395/person

For Non-Members:

Regular price: $495/person

Space is limited.
Cancellation and Refund Policy

A refund will be made if notice of cancellation is received in writing ten days prior to the program date. We regret that no refund will be given after this period. Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. The EMDA reserves the right to change program date, meeting place or content without further notice and assumes no liability for these changes.

Program organizers

About the Exempt Market Dealers
Association of Canada

The Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada (EMDA) is a not-for-profit industry association that brings together exempt market dealers, exempt market product issuers, and professional advisers to the exempt market. The EMDA is a national industry voice for the exempt market to securities regulators, government agencies and the capital markets and provides valuable services and benefits to its members, including: exclusive customized insurance programs for exempt market dealers, regulatory and compliance guidance, opportunities for professional development and continuing education, and access to a network of exempt market
professionals from coast to coast. For more information please visit About Us section on our website.

About MNP Corporate Finance Inc.

Since 1988, MNP Corporate Finance Inc. has been committed to helping Canadian companies reach their full potential. Whether you need capital to fund your growth strategy, assistance selling your company, divesting of assets or other merger and acquisition activity, our professionals deliver customized strategies to help  businesses prosper. As a registered exempt market dealer, MNP Corporate Finance has extensive experience working with securities across Canada. MNP Corporate Finance is a subsidiary of MNP LLP, one of Canada’s largest chartered accounting and business consulting firms dedicated to the needs of clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. MNP Corporate Finance Inc., together with MNP LLP, is proud to be a founding sponsor of the Exempt Market Dealers Association of Canada (EMDA). For more information please visit the website:

About Walton Capital Management Inc.

The foundation of trust that we have built with our clients and partners in business is the cornerstone of our success. And with more than 30 years of experience, Walton has grown to be one of North America’s leading real estate investment groups, creating land-based real estate investments for individual and institutional investors worldwide. For more information please visit the website:

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