The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity Welcomes Robert Herz and Sir David Tweedie to Discuss
"Accounting Standards For Global Capital Markets: Past, Present and Future"
Robert Herz Sir David Tweedie
NEW YORK, NY-March 25, 2015 - The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity (ZCCI) part of the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College presents “Accounting Standards for Global Capital Markets: Past, Present and Future” on Wednesday, April 1 at 6 p.m. in the Engelman Recital Hall located in the William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Building, 55 Lexington Avenue.
The conference features a discussion by Robert Herz, former Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) (2002-2010) and Sir David Tweedie, first chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) (January 2001-June 2011), who will discuss challenges and highlights in the efforts to converge U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) during their years at the IASB and the FASB.
The IASB and the FASB cooperated on important joint projects in a special arrangement ushered in with the 2002 Norwalk Agreement that lasted until shortly after Tweedie’s retirement. Both passionate advocates for globalization, they witnessed the adoption of IFRS by most of the industrialized world and the lifting of the reconciliation requirement to U.S. GAAP for foreign issuers listed on U.S. exchanges.
WHAT: “Accounting Standards for Global Capital Markets: Past, Present and Future”
WHEN: Wednesday, April 1 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: Baruch College, Engelman Recital Hall located in the William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus Building, 55 Lexington Avenue
About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 18,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.