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Ensuring Integrity: The 15th Annual Audit Conference

December 1, 2020 at 9:00 am - December 2, 2020 at 11:40 am 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.


Day 1 – December 1st

Regulators and Standard Setters Updates and Panel Discussion: 9:00 to 10:30 am

Moderated by Professor Doug Carmichael, Baruch College
Tracy Harding, Chair, Auditing Standards Board
Diana Stoltzfus, Deputy Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Accountant, SEC
Barbara Vanich, Deputy Chief Auditor, Office of the Chief Auditor, PCAOB

Critical Audit Matters: 10:40 to 11:40 am

Moderated by Professor Thomas Ray, Baruch College
George Botic, Director, Division of Registration and Inspections, PCAOB
Jeff Mahoney, General Counsel, Council of Institutional Investors
Dennis McGowan, Senior Director, Professional Practice, Center for Audit Quality

Day 2 – December 2nd

Auditors’ Biases
: 9:00 to 9:50 am 

Moderated by Professor Doug Carmichael, Baruch College
Harry Cohen, Partner, KPMG LLP
Bob Dohrer, Chief Operating Officer, RSM International
Audrey Gramling, Professor, Oklahoma State University

COVID-19 and Clients’ Risk Profiles: 10:00 to 10:50 am 

Moderated by Susan Jones, Director, Global Audit Methodology Group, KPMG International
Jim Burton, Grant Thornton
Kathleen Karatas, Bee, Bergvall & Co
Diane Larsen, EY
Alan Skinner, Carr Riggs & Ingram

Litigation and Enforcement Update: 11:00 to 11:50 am 

Moderated by Professor Doug Carmichael, Baruch College
Ben Campbell, General Counsel, Deloitte
Mike Maloney, President, Credibility International
Claudius Modesti, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

* Agenda speakers and topics are subject to change without notice

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:

  • $195 Early-Bird Registration (ends 11/25/2020)
  • $235 Single Registration
  • $1,000 for an eight person table
  • $145 Academic and non-profit registration fee

Register via email to matthew.lepere@baruch.cuny.edu

After you have registered, please submit the appropriate registration fee via credit card.


2020 Audit CPE Request Form – Day 1
Evaluation Form 2020 Audit Conference – Day 1

2020 Audit CPE Request Form – Day 2

Evaluation Form 2020 Audit Conference – Day 2

Earn up to 6 CPE Credits in Auditing

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

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

Requests for refunds must be received in writing by November 20, 2020, and will be subject to a $75 cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted after November 20, 2020. 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 1, 2020 at 9:00 am
December 2, 2020 at 11:40 am