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Ensuring Integrity: The 14th Annual Audit Conference

December 3, 2019 at 8:35 am - 5:05 pm EST

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.


Welcome and Introduction – 8:45 to 9 am

Regulators and Standard Setters: Updates and Discussion – 9 to 10:30 am

Moderated by DOUGLAS CARMICHAEL, Baruch College

NOEL ALLEN, Legal Counsel, National Association of State Boards of Accountancy
MARC PANUCCI, Deputy Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Acct., Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
MIKE SANTAY, Chair, Auditing Standards Board (ASB)
TOM SEIDENSTEIN, Chair, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB)
MEGAN ZIETSMAN, Chief Auditor and Director of Professional Standards, Office of Chief Auditor, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)

Break – 10:30 to 10:45 am

Apply Auditing Standards in a Scalable Manner – 10:45 to 11:55 am

Moderated by SUSAN JONES, Director, Global Solutions Group, KPMG LLP


BOB DOHRER, Chief Auditor, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

SHAWN P. O’BRIEN, Senior Consultant and Business Development, AuditWatch Group at Thomson Reuters

KIRSTEN VOSEN, Partner, Audit and Enterprise Risk Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Lunch – 11:55 am to 12:45 pm

Keynote – 12:45 to 1:30 pm


Implications of Blockchain on the Audit (Presentation and Panel) – 1:30 to 2:30 pm

Moderated by AMI BEERS, Senior Director, Assurance and Advisory Innovation, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants

BRANDON BROWN, Managing Director, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory, Deloitte & Touche LLP

JEREMY GOSS, Partner, Banking and Financial Services, Grant Thornton

JAGRUTI SOLANKI, Assurance Partner, Technology and Blockchain, Aprio

AMY STEELE, Audit & Assurance Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Break – 2:30 to 2:45 pm

Auditor’s Report and CAMs – 2:45 to 3:45 pm

Moderated by THOMAS RAY, Professor, Baruch College

JEFF MAHONEY, General Counsel, Council of Institutional Investors

LISA SMITH, Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP

MEGAN ZIETSMAN, Chief Auditor and Director of Professional Standards, Office of Chief Auditor, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)

Litigation and Regulatory Risks – 3:45 to 5:05 pm
When do regulators decide to initiate an action against an audit firm?  How will developments on CAMs, Quality Control, and Independence affect future actions?  This panel will discuss these and other developing issues.

Moderated by DOUGLAS CARMICHAEL, Professor, Baruch College

CLAUDIUS B. MODESTI, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

ELIZABETH BOWER, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

RON HAUBEN, General Counsel, Ernst & Young LLP

CAROLYN WELSHHANS, Associate Director, Enforcement Division, SEC


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 Fees:

  • $395 Early-Bird Registration (ends 11/10/2019)
  • $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 Bursar Office

Re: Baruch CCI DFG A20-25-44

One Bernard Baruch Way, Room H-810

New York, NY 10010


Earn up to 8 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, 2019, and will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted after November 18, 2019. 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


December 3, 2019
8:35 am - 5:05 pm


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


Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity