Free webinar: How to Read Notes to a Financial Statement
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When: April 9, 2013
12:30-2:00 PM EDT
Contact: Jennifer Bivona

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Presented by:  Edward Phillips and Peter Bible from EisnerAmper LLP

 The benefits of attending this webinar:

* Learn how to understand financial information provided by current and prospective
  commercial credit applicants providing financial statements

* Learn how to consider potential risks of a company that are not apparent in a reading of
  the basic financial statements

* Be able to better analyze a company’s cash flow by understanding how companies
 disclose estimates and assumptions and the treatment of certain events and transactions

Who should attend:

* VP's of Supply Chain

* Directors of AP

* Credit Department personnel responsible for evaluating credit risks of current and potential
   customers and those making credit decisions.


About the speakers:

Edward Phillips:

Edward Phillips is a Partner in the firm’s Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group. He has over 20 years of experience in the areas of bankruptcy, restructuring, distressed M&A, accounting and forensic accounting services, and has represented a variety of parties in bankruptcy proceedings, out-of-court restructurings, forensic accounting engagements and post-confirmation engagements.

Ed has worked with numerous creditors’ committees, debtors and secured creditors. Additionally, he has acted as a disbursing agent, plan administrator and liquidating trustee for post-confirmation committees. He has been an elected Chapter 7 Trustee. He has been appointed as a receiver in the Delaware Chancery Court, a Permanent Receiver in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and a Liquidating Trustee in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He has provided acquisition due diligence services to buyers of distressed assets. He routinely consults with and advises clients involved in avoidance actions such as preferences and fraudulent transfers. He has served as an expert in evaluating avoidance actions and other financial matters in dispute.

In addition to insolvency work, Ed has been retained to provide forensic accounting services in numerous matters. The United States Department of Justice and the Philadelphia Inspector General have retained him to assist in the documentation and prosecution of financial crimes.

Ed has spoken before professional groups on troubled company issues, preference and fraudulent conveyance actions and the recently proposed revisions to SOP 90-7, which governs financial reporting by companies in reorganization proceedings. He has testified on numerous occasions on avoidance actions, cash collateral disputes, plan feasibility and fraud.

He is a member of the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA), American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), and the Turnaround Management Association (TMA). The TMA Philadelphia Chapter named Ed to its Board as Treasurer. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). He has a degree in Finance from The Ohio State University.


• Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

• Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA)

• Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

• Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)


• Bankruptcy & Restructuring

• Forensic Accounting

• Transaction Due Diligence

• Fiduciary Services

Professional Activities






• TMA – Philadelphia Chapter Treasurer

Peter Bible:

Peter Bible is the firm’s Chief Risk Officer. He manages the firm’s liability exposure and works closely with the Professional Practice Group to assure compliance with the Audit and Assurance Practice’s quality control policies. Peter also serves as the head of EisnerAmper’s Audit and Assurance Practice in New Jersey.

As a leader in the Public Companies Group, Peter also aids the firm’s efforts in meeting the business and regulatory needs of SEC companies. He was appointed to the SEC Regulations Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Center for Audit Quality (AICPA CAQ), which meets periodically with the staff of the SEC to discuss emerging technical accounting and reporting issues relating to SEC rules and regulations. He was also selected as a member of the AICPA CAQ’s Smaller Firm Task Force.

Peter’s 30 years of experience include senior leadership in both public and private accounting. He has held worldwide accounting responsibility for two Fortune-sized corporations and served as Audit Partner for Deloitte and Touche’s New York office where he was also Deputy Professional Practice Director for the Northeast Region and for the Collateralized Mortgage Obligations Group. He has an exceptional background in audit, taxation, and accounting, as well as hands-on experience with divestitures, acquisitions, joint ventures, IPOs (25 in total), and other public and private offerings. He has a deep expertise in U.S. GAAP, IAS and SEC rules.

Prior to joining EisnerAmper, Peter served as Chief Accounting Officer for General Motors Corporation. At GM, he held worldwide responsibility for accounting, financial reporting and forecasting, SEC reporting, risk management, financial controls and systems development. During his tenure, he led numerous acquisitions, divestitures, and restructurings involving Hughes Corporation, Fiat, Suzuki, and Daewoo. He also led negotiations for GM’s health care and labor agreements, as well as an effort to install SAP’s ERP solution across the corporation. Prior to GM, Peter served as Assistant Controller-Corporate Accounting for GTE Corporation. He has overseen operational, treasury, tax, risk management, internal controls, investor relations, and corporate governance and computer systems.

Peter holds a B.A. in Business and Accounting, magna cum laude, from Otterbein College. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Professionally, Peter has served as Chairman, FEI Task Force on Business Combinations and as a member of several FASB and EITF Task Forces, the FEI Committee on Corporate Reporting, and the Joint International Group (JIG) of the FASB and the IASB. Peter is a frequent presenter and is often quoted in the media on various accounting and business topics.





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