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Pete Barbera, Director, Valuation and Financial Risk Management Practice, Navigant to Speak at KCís Emerging Issues on Leases: What You Need to Know

New York, NY, December 20, 2013 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Pete Barbera, Director, Valuation and Financial Risk Management Practice, Navigant will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Emerging Issues on Leases: What You Need to Know.” This event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 30, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (ET).

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About Pete Barbera

Pete Barbera is a Director in Navigant’s Valuation and Financial Risk Management Practice in Washington D.C. Mr. Barbera has approximately 20 years of experience including time spent in both the private and public sectors and has extensive experience in all aspects of accounting operations and policy. While at Navigant he has provided accounting advisory assistance to numerous clients with a focus on debt, derivatives, leases, loans, securitizations, consolidation and investment accounting.

Prior to joining Navigant, Mr. Barbera was the Director of Derivatives Accounting at Fannie Mae, responsible for the accounting, financial reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance of the Company’s derivative position which approximated $1 trillion in notional amount. Prior to Fannie Mae, Mr. Barbera was a member of the Consumer Finance Group at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP where he performed various audit and business advisory services for large financial service companies.

About Navigant

Navigant (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. Through senior level engagement with clients, Navigant professionals combine technical expertise in Disputes and Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting, with business pragmatism in the highly regulated Construction, Energy, Financial Services and Healthcare industries to support clients in addressing their most critical business needs. More information about Navigant can be found at

Event Synopsis:

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) issued a joint proposal that would have significantly altered how companies account for leases. The FASB and IASB have started their re-deliberations in March 2014 following the publication of the revised Leases Exposure Draft in March 2013 and the end of the comment letter period on 13 September 2013. As evidenced by 600+ comment letters being submitted, the decisions the Boards take in finalising the leasing project will no doubt represent challenges to adopters impacting financial reporting and in some jurisdictions, regulatory and tax reporting. The final standard (s) may have significant impact on data capture, systems, lease vs. buy decisions, contract management and human resources.

In this 2-hour live webcast, a panel of key thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will provide an overview to help you understand the critical elements of the status of the re-deliberations and their potential effects on companies’ leasing accounting practices.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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