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Ensuring Integrity: The 13th Annual Audit Conference

December 4 at 8:35 am - 5:00 pm

About the program:

The conference provides a forum for interaction between business, public accounting, academics, and policy setters from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). It also examines the current best practices of ethics and independence within the auditing profession. The conference is organized in partnership with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s Center for the Public Trust.

Agenda

Welcome and Introduction – 8:35 to 8:50 am

Professor DOUGLAS CARMICHAEL, Baruch College

ALFONZO ALEXANDER, President, NASBA Center for the Public Trust

What is happening at the Auditing Standards Board and the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board? – 8:50 to 9:10 am

MIKE SANTAY, Chair, Auditing Standards Board (ASB)
MEGAN ZIETSMAN, Deputy Chair, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board

What is happening at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board? – 9:10 to 9:30 am

JENNIFER RAND, Deputy Division Director and Deputy Chief Auditor, Office of Chief Auditor, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)

What is happening at the Securities and Exchange Commission? – 9:30 to 9:50 am

MARC PANUCCI, Deputy Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Acct., Securities and Exchange Commission

Regulators and Standard Setters – 9:50 to 11:00 am

Moderated by Professor DOUGLAS CARMICHAEL, Baruch College

NOEL ALLEN, Legal Counsel, NASBA

MARC PANUCCI, Deputy Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Acct, SEC

JENNIFER RAND, Deputy Division Director and Deputy Chief Auditor, Office of Chief Auditor, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)

MIKE SANTAY, Chair, ASB

MEGAN ZIETSMAN, Deputy Chair, IAASB

Auditing Implications of Blockchain and Cybersecurity 11:10 AM to Noon
Panelists will assess implications for the risks of material misstatements and material weaknesses, with particular emphasis on adequate financial disclosure

Moderated by PATRICK McNAMEE, Formerly Deputy Chief Auditor in the Office of the Chief Auditor, PCAOB

DOUGLAS BLOOM, Director, Cybersecurity & Privacy and Financial Crimes Unit, PwC

CHRIS HALTERMAN, Executive Director, Advisory Services, EY LLP

AMY PARK, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

 

Auditing Accounting Estimates – Noon to 12:50 pm

Moderated by KATHLEEN HEALY, Director, National Professional Services Group, PwC

BRIAN CROTEAU, Partner, PwC

KYLE OWENS, Professional Practice Standards Senior Manager, Crowe LLP

PHIL WEDEMEYER, Director, Ensco LLC

Lunch and Keynote Address – 12:50 to 2:00 pm

JAMES G. KAISER, Board Member, PCAOB

 

Ethical Issues – 2:00 to 2:50 pm

Recent rule-making and regulatory actions highlight the importance of the profession’s ethical standards to the actual and perceived quality of its professional services. This panel of experts will explain and discuss recent developments and concerns.

Moderated by THOMAS RAY, Professor, Baruch College

CATHERINE ALLEN, Founder, Audit Conduct

BRIAN LYNCH, Partner, Risk Management – Independence, EY LLP

LISA SNYDER, National Assurance Managing Partner, Independence, BDO

Audit Implications of New Revenue Reporting Standard – 2:50 to 3:40 pm

Moderated by ROBERT COLSON, Professor, Baruch College

MEREDITH CANADY, Partner, KPMG

SHERI FABIAN, Partner, Grant Thornton

SCOTT TAUB, Managing Director, Financial Reporting Advisors

New Litigation and Regulatory Risks – 3:50 to 5 pm
This panel will discuss the potential litigation and disciplinary implications of new auditing and ethical requirements, including the PCAOB’s new audit reporting requirements and the IESBA’s requirements on disclosure of non-compliance with laws and regulations.

Moderated by DOUGLAS CARMICHAEL, Professor, Baruch College

MARK A. ADLER, Acting Director and Chief Trial Counsel, Division of Enforcement and Investigations, PCAOB

MATTHEW S. JACQUES, Chief Accountant, Division of Enforcement, SEC

SCOTT UNIVER, Formerly Principal & General Counsel, Mazars USA LLP

MICHAEL YOUNG, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher

 

Co-sponsored by:

The NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) addresses ethical behavior in business, education, public policy and society, while promoting a positive perspective on activities within the business and accounting communities. The CPT addresses ethics and ethical leadership through co-sponsored events nationally with prominent colleges and universities, firms and other ethics organizations.

 

Registration

Registration Fees:

  • $395 Early-Bird Registration (ends 11/1/2018)
  • $435 Single Registration
  • $3,000 for an eight person table (contact 646-312-3231 for more information)
  • $195 Academic and non-profit registration fee

Register online, by phone or e-mail:

After you have registered, please submit the appropriate registration fee:

  • To pay via check:

Make check payable to Baruch College and send to:

Baruch College – 13th Audit Conference
The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity
55 Lexington Avenue, B11-275
New York, NY 10010

CPE:

Earn up to 9 CPE Credits in Auditing

  • Continuing Professional Education Prerequisites and Advanced Preparation: None
  • Program Level: Overview
  • Delivery Method: Group-Live

For more information, please contact Ruzdo Srdanovic at ruzdo.srdanovic@baruch.cuny.edu.

Requests for refunds must be received in writing by November 18, 2018, and will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted after November 18, 2018. For information regarding refunds, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, contact Ruzdo Srdanovic.

The Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: http://www.nasbaregistry.org

Details

Date:
December 4
Time:
8:35 am - 5:00 pm

Venue

Baruch College, Veritcal Campus Building, Room 14-220
One Bernard Baruch Way
New York, NY 10010 United States

Organizer

Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity
Phone:
646-312-3231
Email:
ruzdo.srdanovic@baruch.cuny.edu