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ELFA Announces Lease and Finance Accountants Conference Sept. 12-14, 2016

September 01, 2016, 06:56 AM

ELFA Announces Lease and Finance Accountants Conference Sept. 12-14, 2016

What: 2016 Lease and Finance Accountants Conference, hosted by the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
When: Sept. 12-14, 2016
Where: Hyatt Regency Baltimore on the Inner Harbor, 300 Light St, Baltimore, MD 21202
Conference Information:

Highlights: The 2016 ELFA Lease and Finance Accountants Conference is an especially timely event this year. With a new lease accounting standard released earlier this year—with an effective date of 2019—the conference will feature the nation’s leading experts sharing the latest information on this important topic. Get the most up-to-the-minute information on the anticipated standard, as well as other accounting and financial reporting issues affecting the $1 trillion equipment finance sector. As the largest annual gathering of lease accountants, this conference is designed to meet the informational needs of equipment finance professionals as well as reporters covering the industry. Get up-to-speed on a variety of critical topics:

  • On Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 9:15 am, hear directly from James Kroeker of the Financial Accounting Standards Board and Gary Kabureck of the International Accounting Standards Board, who will review the major projects of the FASB and IASB, and share the latest news on the new leasing accounting standard.
  • Get up-to-speed on industry hot topics, including lease classification and mechanics, SEC and banking regulatory updates, lessor accounting of common lease products under GAAP, build to suit and leasebacks, residual impairments, credit impairment, vendor and captive issues under the new leasing standard and more.
  • Three pre-conference workshops are planned for Monday, Sept. 12: A CFO Roundtable, Introduction to the Leasing and Finance Industry and Taxation of Leases and Service Contracts

See the full conference agenda at:

The Lease and Finance Accountants Conference will be held concurrently with the ELFA Operations and Technology Conference. Both conferences will share an exhibition showcasing companies that provide lease and finance accounting software and other technology-related processes and systems.

Media Registration: Members of the press who wish to attend must contact Amy Vogt at or 202-238-3438 in advance of the event to request a press pass.

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) is the trade association that represents companies in the $1 trillion equipment finance sector, which includes financial services companies and manufacturers engaged in financing capital goods. ELFA members are the driving force behind the growth in the commercial equipment finance market and contribute to capital formation in the U.S. and abroad. Its 580 members include independent and captive leasing and finance companies, banks, financial services corporations, broker/packagers and investment banks, as well as manufacturers and service providers.

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