Global Lease Accounting Summit 2020

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Be Part of the Industry’s Only Dedicated Event for Lease Accounting

Hosted by LeaseAccelerator

The fifth LeaseAccelerator Global Lease Accounting Summit is designed for finance, accounting, treasury, and IT professionals working on the ASC 842, IFRS 16, and GASB 87 standards projects at their companies.

The Summit is the industry’s only dedicated event for lease accounting, with several hundred representatives from large public and private companies as well as higher education and government agencies convening to discuss best practices for and key challenges of the new standards.

Presentation Topics Included

Technical Accounting

  • Practical expedients
  • Determining incremental borrowing rates
  • International reporting vs US GAAP
  • Presentation and disclosures


  • Staffing the lease accounting project team
  • Selecting an implementation partner
  • Building leasing centers of excellence
  • Recruiting and developing talent

Business Processes

  • Understanding the procure-to-pay lifecycle
  • Tracking changes throughout the term
  • Roles and responsibilities of business units
  • Automating record-to-report and the monthly close

Policies and Controls

  • Defining accounting policies for leasing
  • Designing controls for day 1 and day 2
  • Working with auditors pre- and post-adoption
  • Ensuring accuracy and completeness


  • Inventorying the enterprise lease portfolio
  • Abstracting data from leasing contracts
  • Maintaining completeness
  • Integrating between systems


  • Lease accounting software selection
  • Lease administration vs accounting
  • Integrating with GL, AP, and Real Estate
  • Testing system outputs for accuracy

Equipment Leasing

  • End of term buyouts, returns, and renewals
  • Multi-asset lease schedules
  • Working with the asset owners
  • Modifications, reassessments, and remeasurements

Real Estate Leasing

  • Variable rent changes
  • Collaborating with the real estate team
  • Separating lease and non-lease components
  • Sub-leases, sale/leaseback, and build-to-suit arrangements

Close Process

  • Account maintenance
  • Event procedures
  • AP and GL reconciliation
  • GL upload options

Audit Preparation

  • Scope and materiality
  • Re-performance testing
  • Preventative and detective controls
  • Statutory considerations

Preliminary Agenda

Day 1

Pre-Event Training

For Partners and Customers Only

  • LeaseAccelerator product
  • Training Sessions
  • Industry user groups

Day 2

General Session

Best Practices, Case Studies, and Success Highlights

  • Technical Accounting Issues
  • Implementation: Day 1 Readiness
  • Implementation: Day 2 and Beyond

Day 3

Customer Forum

Meet LeaseAccelerator Executives

  • Company Strategy
  • Product Roadmap
  • SOC 1 and Quality Assurance Programs

What People Are Saying About the Global Lease Accounting Summit

Who Should Attend?

Open to the Public

You do not need to be a LeaseAccelerator customer to attend the Global Lease Accounting Summit. Public and private companies, non-profit organizations, and government agencies are encouraged to attend.

• Public Companies
• Private Companies
• Colleges and Universities
• Government Agencies

Lease Accounting Project Leaders

The panels, presentations, and case studies presented at the summit will deliver best practices useful to the leaders of lease accounting projects.

• Financial Reporting
• Technical Accounting
• IT and Financial Systems
• Corporate Treasury

Audit and Financial Advisory Firms

Speakers will include experts on the new lease accounting standards from top audit and accounting firms.

• Top 10 Accounting Firms
• Financial Advisory Firms
• Business Process
• Outsourcing Firms
• Corporate Real Estate Services

Reasons to Attend

Explore Case Studies

Real world lease accounting implementation case studies from organizations that have already adopted.

Learn Best Practices

Accelerate your learning curve with lessons learned from pre-adoption and post-adoption experiences.

Peer Networking

Speak with other lease accounting project leaders sharing the same challenges as you.