5 Tips to Help Prepare for the Workiva ESEF Roadshow

ESEF Mandate Roadshow
30 September 2019

Updates on the latest developments around the European Single Electronic Format (ESEF). Insights from XBRL® and Inline XBRL® (iXBRL®) experts. Demos on how to streamline the ESEF reporting requirements. Answers to the most pressing issues organisations are facing in regard to the mandate from the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).

The Workiva ESEF Roadshow is loaded with informative sessions designed to keep you up to date and help you get ready for the requirement that goes into effect 1 Jan 2020.

With the first roadshow kicking off on 3 Oct in Paris, we created a list of five essential items that will help attendees prepare for the series of events taking place around Europe.

1. Brush up on the basics

Before you attend the roadshow, brush up on the key facts and important information finance professionals must know about the ESEF. Additionally, learn the value of the XBRL taxonomy and where to find the ESEF taxonomy.

At the roadshow, the latest updates around the ESEF will be covered, therefore, coming into the event with a strong foundation on the basics will help you get the most out of the experience.

2. Separate fact from fiction

There is still a fair amount of confusion about how the ESEF mandate will impact organisations of all kinds. At the roadshow, we will make sense of some of these common misunderstandings and provide guidance and best practices organisations can begin to implement.

Additionally, make sure you do not miss the demonstrations of technology that can simplify ESEF reporting.

3. Identify areas of opportunity in your transition to ESEF

The roadshow is where you can get answers direct from people well-versed in reporting standards and fill in any gaps of your current ESEF plan. Experts will be onsite to share their experience and insights, including lessons learned from organisations who were faced with similar challenges following the SEC XBRL implementation in the United States.

4. Prepare your questions for top-notch speakers

You will be able to participate in a question and answer session following presentations from ESEF thought leaders, including:

  • Laure de Saint Germain, Market Development Manager EMEA, Workiva
  • Andromeda Wood, Senior Director of Data Modelling, Workiva
  • Björn Seidel, Partner, PwC Germany
  • And many more

5. Reserve extra time for networking

Meet senior leaders in finance, just like yourself, who are responsible for managing the implementation of the ESEF mandate in their annual reports. Prepare to share tips and best practices with reporting leaders from throughout Europe.

Haven’t registered for the Workiva ESEF Roadshow yet? Places are filling up fast at roadshows in France, Germany and the Netherlands. Register now to reserve your spot.

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