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Ensuring Integrity: The 18th Annual Audit Conference

November 28, 2023 at 8:30 am - 5:00 pm EST

About the Program

The conference provides a forum for interaction between business, public accounting, academia, 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. Ensuring Integrity is organized in partnership with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s Center for the Public Trust.


Welcoming Remarks: 8:45 to 9:00 am (NON-CPE Eligible)

Alfonzo Alexander, President, NASBA Center for the Public Trust

Bruce Weber, Willem Kooyker Dean of the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College

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

Moderated by Professor Douglas Carmichael, Baruch College

Sara Lord, Chair, Auditing Standards Board

Anita Doutt, Senior Associate Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Accountant, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

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

ESG: 10:45 to 11:35 am

Moderated by Soma Sinha, Leader of Assurance Professional Practice and Global Sustainability Standards, Mazars; Member of ESG Task Force, ASB

Alyssa Rade, Chief Sustainability Officer, Sustain.Life

Laurie Tish, Partner, National Practice Leader, Moss Adams

Enforcement and Litigation: 11:35 am to 12:25 pm

Moderated by Professor Douglas Carmichael, Baruch College

Claudius Modesti, Partner, White Collar Defense and Government Investigations Practice, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Robert E. Rice, Director, Division of Enforcement and Investigations, PCAOB

Diana Weiss, Global General Counsel, PwC

Ryan Wolfe, Chief Accountant, Division of Enforcement, SEC

Keynote: 1:10 to 2:00 pm

Erica Williams, Chair, PCAOB

Digital Assets/Cryptocurrency: 2:00 to 2:50 pm

Moderated by Amy Steele, Partner, Deloitte

Michael Gonzales, Partner, EY

Sean Prince, Partner, Crowe

Jamiel Sheikh, Founder, Scifn

Who is Responsible for Audit Quality? : 3:00 to 3:50 pm

Moderated by Professor Douglas Carmichael, Baruch College

George Botic, Board Member, PCAOB 

AI: 4:00 to 5:00 pm

Moderated by Bonnie Mann Falk, Partner, Citrin Cooperman / Berdon Advisors LLC

Lan Guan, Senior Managing Director, Accenture

Patrick Slattery, Lecturer, Computer Information Systems, Baruch College

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:

  • $435 Early-Bird Registration (ends 11/18/2023)
  • $495 Single Registration
  • $3,500 for an eight person table
  • $240 Academic and non-profit registration fee

Register online 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

Requests for refunds must be received in writing by November 27, 2023, and will be subject to a $75 cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted after November 27, 2023. 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 28, 2023
8:30 am - 5:00 pm EST


Baruch College, Veritcal Campus Building, Room 14-220
One Bernard Baruch Way
New York, NY 10010 United States
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Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity