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Ensuring Integrity: The 16th Annual Audit Conference

November 30, 2021 at 10:00 am - December 1, 2021 at 12:30 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.


Day 1 – November 30th 


Regulators and Standard Setters Updates and Panel Discussion: 10:00 to 11:30 am

Moderated by Professor Doug Carmichael, Baruch College

Tracy Harding, Chair, Auditing Standards Board

Diana Stoltzfus, Deputy Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Accountant, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Barbara Vanich, Deputy Chief Auditor, Office of the Chief Auditor, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)


Quality Management: 11:40 am to 12:40 pm

Moderated by Susan Jones, Director, Global Services Center, Audit Methodology and Implementation, KPMG

Julie Corden, Partner and National Assurance Director, Deloitte National Office

Jon Heath, Partner & Director of Professional Services, Carr, Riggs & Ingram

Sara Lord, Chief Auditor and Member of the Board of Directors, RSM US


Day 2 – December 1st


ESG: 10:00 to 10:50 am

Moderated by Catherine Ide, Managing Director, PwC

Kevin Dancey, Chief Executive Officer, International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)

Marc Siegel, Board Member, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)


The Future of the Profession: 11:00 to 11:50 am

Moderated by Paquita Davis-Friday, Associate Dean, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College

Christine Ann Botosan, Board Member, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)

Alla Karachun, Director, FS Risk & Controls, PwC

Shari Schuster, Executive Director, Audit L&D, KPMG


Cryptocurrency and Blockchain/Digital Assets: 12:00 to 12:50 pm

Moderated by Amy Steele, Partner, Deloitte

Ron Quaranta, Founder and Chairman, The Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

Matthew Schell, Partner, Crowe

Renata Szkoda, Chair, The Global Digital Asset & Cryptocurrency Association

* 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 11/16/2021)
  • $235 Single Registration
  • $1,000 for an eight person table
  • $145 Academic and non-profit registration fee

Register via email to ruzdo.srdanovic@baruch.cuny.edu

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


Earn up to 6 CPE Credits in Auditing

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

Please note there will be polling questions throughout the program to ensure attendance for CPE. For more information, please contact Ruzdo Srdanovic at ruzdo.srdanovic@baruch.cuny.edu.

Requests for refunds must be received in writing by November 26, 2021, and will be subject to a $75 cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted after November 26, 2021. 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


November 30, 2021 at 10:00 am EST
December 1, 2021 at 12:30 pm EST




Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity