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Chandu Chilakapati, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal to Speak at KC’s Share Based Compensation: ASC 718 Accounting and Valuation Live Webcast

New York, NY, August 27, 2015 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today Chandu Chilakapati, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marsal will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Share Based Compensation: ASC 718 Accounting and Valuation Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Tuesday, September 1, 2015 @ 3:00:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET).

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Chandu Chilakapati

Chandu Chilakapati is a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Valuation Services in Houston. Mr. Chilakapati has provided valuation and risk management consulting services for more than 14 years. During that time he has provided fair value reports to corporate clients on thousands of instruments ranging from swaps to exotic options across energy, interest rate, and foreign currency underlying markets. He has delivered valuation reports related to purchase price allocations, stock based compensation, derivative and hedge accounting, and tax valuations. Mr. Chilakapati earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Washington University in St. Louis and a masters degree in business administration focused in finance and risk management from Rice University. He has presented and moderated numerous national technical accounting conferences related fair value, derivative, and hedge accounting.

Alvarez & Marsal

Alvarez and Marsal (A&M) is a global professional services firm that delivers business performance improvement, turnaround management and advisory services to organizations seeking to transform operations, catapult growth and accelerate results through decisive action.

A&M’s Valuation Services practice advises companies, private equity and hedge funds, investors and parties to contracts on transactional information that has been recorded at fair value and often subject to periodic measurement. A&M has built a full service valuation practice that can provide companies with valuation reports for financial reporting purposes that meet the needs of management and their external auditors.

A&M Valuation Services professionals come from large accounting firms and independent valuation firms of national repute. Each A&M Valuation Services professional has a background in a specialist area, a deep grounding in core valuation concept and is known for their thoughts on complex topics and support of the valuation industry in a variety of leadership roles.

Event Synopsis:

ASC 718 requires that compensation awarded as shares or stock must be evaluated to be either equity or liability awards. Once appropriately evaluated the awards must be fair valued at grant date and potentially quarterly thereafter. The practitioner must navigate the literature to determine the appropriate accounting and then fair value and expense the compensation cost over the service period appropriately. In this Knowledge Group Section ASC 718 live webcast, they will bring a panel of professionals experienced in the design, accounting, and valuation of share based plans that will help you understand:

· Accounting for awards as equity or liability
· Design of the awards to meet equity accounting
· Valuation nuances for various types of awards
· Expense methodology

This live webcast will provide accounting professionals with a comprehensive overview of ASC 718 including the accounting and valuation. Attending this course will give you the tools you need to design the awards to meet your goals, account for the awards appropriately and fair value or review the fair value of your share based compensation.

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