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What's New In Goodwill
There’s a lot happening with goodwill. Goodwill continues to be a large and important part of the corporate balance sheet (nearly $3.6T by our estimates) and its growing. Total goodwill and goodwill per reporting firm are at highest levels since 2017. And the standards for accounting for goodwill may be changing which could have significant, unintended consequences.

Join Sandy Peters, PJ Patel, and Pranav Ghai on September 23, 2:30 – 3:30PM ET as they discuss What’s New in Goodwill:
• What we know about goodwill assets
• Why goodwill matters to corporate valuation and reporting
• How COVID-19 shaped deal-making and valuation
• Amortization of goodwill and what that will mean

Sep 23, 2021 02:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Sandra Peters
Senior Head, Global Advocacy @CFA Institute
Sandra Peters leads the Financial Reporting Policy Group at CFA Institute, overseeing a team tracking all financial reporting issues of interest to investors. She serves as spokesperson to financial reporting standard setters and regulators including the IASB, FASB, and the SEC, and conducts outreach to other professional organizations and media to discuss and promote financial reporting policies. Sandy has an extensive background as a user advocate, preparer, and auditor. Most recently, she served as VP and Corporate Controller at MetLife Inc. Prior to joining MetLife, she was a partner at KPMG LLP. She is currently a member of the SEC’s Investor Advisory Committee and previously was a member of the IFRS Interpretation’s Committee, the PCAOB’s Standing Advisory Group and FASB’s Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council. Sandy is a CPA and earned the CFA designation in 1998, holds a BSBA in Accounting from the University of Nebraska and an MBA in Finance from Indiana University.
PJ Patel
Co-CEO & Senior Managing Director @Valuation Research Corp
PJ Patel is Valuation Research Corp’s co-CEO and senior managing director and is a member of the board of directors. He specializes in the valuation of businesses, assets, and liabilities for financial reporting purposes. Mr. Patel holds the designations of chartered financial analyst (CFA) and accredited senior appraiser (ASA). In addition, he holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Toronto, and a master of business administration degree from Canisius College. Mr. Patel is a frequent presenter on valuation issues for financial reporting purposes and has recently presented on valuation issues relating to ASC 805, ASC 350/360 and ASC 820. In addition, Mr. Patel was on the Fair Value panel at the 2008 AICPA SEC Conference. He has been quoted numerous times in the press regarding valuation issues. Mr. Patel is an active member of the AITF. He is a member of the Appraisal Foundation’s Working Group preparing an industry Practice Aid for valuing customer related assets.
Pranav Ghai
Co-Founder & CEO @Calcbench
Pranav Ghai is the co-Founder and CEO of Calcbench, a financial data platform designed for outperformance. Pranav has a background in Applied Mathematics. He brings more than two decades experience as an analyst at TIAA and ITG and at Calcbench. In addition, Pranav was a Vice President for ModelWare and Quantitative & Derivative Strategies at Morgan Stanley. Pranav is a Board Member of XBRL-U.S., is on the Technical Computing Advisory Board for Microsoft and is a member of the CFA Institute’s Corporate Disclosure Policy Council (“CDPC”) which addresses issues affecting the quality of financial reporting and disclosure worldwide. Pranav holds a B.S. from Bates College and an M.S. from New York University.