Webinar Details
Course Description

This presentation will include a panel of experts from various industries who have completed their lease accounting transition. They will share how lease accounting software eased their implementation and discuss what features and functionalities are important to look for when evaluating solutions for your own organization. This webinar will address how companies can leverage technology to automate and overcome the complexities of sustaining compliance, as well as assist with compiling information for accurate and efficient internal and external financial reporting. Finally, we'll review how the right solution can help with implementing appropriate internal controls.

Learning Objectives
  • Determine the importance of lease accounting software and gain insight into how accounting experts utilize it to help with their transitions.
  • Identify what functionalities are needed for ongoing compliance.
  • Recognize features that support internal controls, improve lease management, and promote efficiencies within the organization.
Presenter Details
  • Melissa Sacks

    Melissa is the Director of Product at LeaseQuery, where her accounting expertise and interest in building technology to simplify the lives of accountants merge. Melissa has over 17 years of experience in technical accounting and financial reporting and began her career at Deloitte. In her most recent role, prior to joining LeaseQuery, Melissa led the successful implementation of ASC 842 at a publicly traded REIT. Melissa graduated from Penn State University, has an MBA from Villanova University and is a licensed CPA.  

  • Emily Fish

    Emily Fish is the Product Accounting Specialist at LeaseQuery. She worked at Pier 1 Imports for six and a

    half years as Senior Manager of Lease Accounting and Audit. While there, she led the Pier 1 team for

    selection and implementation of new lease accounting software, as well as implementation of Topic

    842. Her data migration, process design, and project management throughout software

    implementation was deemed to be the “Gold Standard” by the software company. Subsequently, her

    Topic 842 implementation resulted in zero findings from audit partner EY and earned her the

    designation of subject matter expert within the organization.

    As Product Accounting Specialist, Emily serves as the technical acc... Read more

  • Sarah O'Sullivan

    Sarah O'Sullivan is a Director of Product at LeaseQuery. Sarah started her career in the audit practice at

    Deloitte and went on to serve in technical accounting and financial reporting roles for Fortune 500

    companies in the manufacturing industry. In these roles, Sarah managed the external reporting process

    and led implementation projects for new US GAAP compliance, including ASC 842. Sarah graduated from

    the University of Georgia with both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Accounting and is a licensed CPA

    in the state of Georgia.

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Date & Time
Thursday, April 22, 2021

1:00 PM EDT (see additional timezones)

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