Foreign Exchange Exposure Management
Thursdays, February 13, 20, & 27
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time
This course is designed for individuals who have added foreign exchange exposure management to their responsibilities, individuals cross-training for these responsibilities and those whose companies may be contemplating implementation of a currency hedging program. This course focuses on a best-in-class FX hedge program: reviews accounting and economic currency exposure sources, valuation basics and application of forwards and options, implications and requirements of derivative accounting (GAAP), and reporting on program performance to management.
- Understand the interaction of currency exposure and accounting
- Review fundamentals of derivative valuations from both market and reporting perspectives
- Provide the know-how to dissect currency gains and losses
- Tie hedge objectives to performance reporting
Helen Kane, President, founded Hedge Trackers, LLC in April 2000. Her duties involve monitoring FASB/IASB pronouncements, reaching out to accounting firm derivative accounting specialists, overseeing auditor and SEC responses, and consulting with clients contemplating complex derivative accounting applications.
In addition, Helen chairs both the East and West Coast annual Accounting for Derivatives Conferences featuring derivative specialists from the FASB and SEC. She also provides training to audit firms, state regulators, the AICPA Credit Union Conference, and guest lectures at local universities.
Before founding Hedge Trackers, Helen was a Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche in the Capital Markets Group, leading their Silicon Valley risk management practice. Prior to Deloitte, she served in treasury, finance and accounting roles for multinational corporations.
Helen holds a B.A. (with Honors) from Arizona State University and a Masters in International Management from The Garvin School of International Management ("Thunderbird").