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Ohio Chapter Meeting -- June 20, 2019 (Cincinnati)

June 20, 2019

8:30 -- 10:00 a.m.


Thompson Hine LLP
312 Walnut Street, 14th Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202
2019 State of the Union in Equity Compensation, with Raenelle James and Therese Sebastian of Equity Methods

Speaker Information

Raenelle James, CPA
Raenelle James is a director in the financial reporting practice at Equity Methods. In this role, Raenelle oversees engagement teams handling customized equity compensation accounting for a portfolio of Fortune 100 companies and other large, publicly traded clients.

Raenelle has crafted bespoke solutions and managed projects covering a wide spectrum of client needs, including M&A transactions, international recharge programs, push down accounting automation, IFRS reporting, APIC pool and deferred tax tracking, performance and market awards, and management report development for complex entity structures.

A natural evangelist for the benefits of customized reporting, she makes it her personal mission to amaze clients with reports that go beyond what they thought was possible.

Raenelle holds undergraduate degrees in accountancy and finance from the Barrett Honors College at Arizona State University and a Master of Accountancy degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Therese Sebastian, CEP
As a Senior Consultant at Equity Methods, Therese supports clients with a wide variety of design, analytics, and valuation solutions for their compensation plans. Her main areas of specialization include M&A and spin-out transactions, equity award modifications, employee share purchase plans (ESPPs), compensation design modeling, and pay equity analysis.

Therese is known by her clients to provide effective solutions and an exceptional service experience in every project she leads through her flexibility and responsiveness. She prides herself on taking complex technical concepts and distilling them into plain-English, user-friendly content to generate actionable insights for clients.
Within Equity Methods, Therese is a key leader of many training, marketing, risk management, and process improvement initiatives. She is also a regular writer and presenter on equity compensation topics.

Therese holds a B.S. in Management Engineering with honors from the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines and an MBA from the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management, and is a Certified Equity Professional (CEP).

Event Details

2019 is shaping up to be a big year in the world of equity compensation.

In this session, Raenelle James and Therese Sebastian will discuss compensation design and corporate governance trends, regulatory changes, risks and opportunities in equity accounting, and ways that volatility in the capital markets could affect equity. We’ll cover:
  • Planning considerations should capital market volatility rise or fall
  • Best-in-class reporting from the CAO’s vantage point
  • The growing influence of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) concerns in compensation
  • Emerging internal control (and related) risks in equity accounting
…and much more!

More Information

Registration and Breakfast:  8:30 -- 9:00
Presentation:  9:00 -- 10:00

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