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Ensuring Integrity: The 9th Annual Audit Conference
Start Date: 12/4/2014Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Date: 12/4/2014End Time: 5:00 PM
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Event Description:

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 9:00 AM

ALFONZO ALEXANDER, President, NASBA Center for the Public Trust
H. FENWICK HUSS, Willem Kooyker Dean of the Zicklin School of Business

What is happening at the Auditing Standards Board? - 9:00 to 9:20 AM

BRUCE WEBB, Chair, Auditing Standards Board; Partner, McGladrey LLP

What is happening at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board? - 9:20 to 9:40 AM

MARTIN BAUMANN, Chief Auditor and Director of Professional Standards, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)

What is happening at the Securities and Exchange Commission? - 9:40 to 10:00 AM

BRIAN CROTEAU, Deputy Chief Accountant for Professional Practice, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Regulator Panel Discussion - 10:00 to 11:10 AM

Moderated by DOUGLAS CARMICHAEL, Baruch College

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About PCAOB Inspections - 11:25 AM to 12:30 PM

Moderated by Professor ROBERT COLSON, Baruch College
HELEN MUNTER, Director, Division of Registration and Inspections, PCAOB
ALEX SCHILLACI, Deloitte & Touche

Keynote Address: The Changing Nature of the Audit - 1:00 to 2:00 PM

SIR DAVID TWEEDIE, Past Chair, International Accounting Standards Board

Enhancing the Auditor’s Communication with Investors and the Audit Committee - 2:00 to 3:10 PM

Moderated by Professor TOM RAY, Baruch College
MIKE METCALF, Department of Professional Practice Partner, KPMG LLP, UK
DONALD NICOLAISEN, Director, Zurich Financial Services and Morgan Stanley

Litigation Against Auditors - Present & Future - 3:25 to 4:45 PM

Moderated by DOUGLAS CARMICHAEL, Baruch College
ROBERT LACK, Partner, Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman
JORDAN THOMAS, Partner, Labaton Sucharow
SCOTT UNIVER, General Counsel, WeiserMazars
DAVID WOODCOCK, Regional Director, Fort Worth Regional Office, SEC
MICHAEL YOUNG, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher

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 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:

Complete the online registration form or

Call us at 646-312-3231 or

E-mail us at

After you have registered, please submit the appropriate registration fee via mail or fax.

To pay via mail:

Please make check payable to Baruch College and send to:

Baruch College - 9th Audit Conference
The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity
55 Lexington Avenue, B11-275
New York, NY 10010

To pay via fax:

Please complete our credit card payment form and fax to: (646) 312 – 3351


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 Matthew LePere at

Requests for refunds must be received in writing by November 18, 2014, and will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted after November 18, 2014. For information regarding refunds, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, contact Matthew LePere.

The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity 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:

Location Information:
Baruch College - Newman Vertical Campus
55 Lexington Ave
Room: Room 14-220
Contact Information:
Name: Matthew LePere
Phone: 646-312-3231
Ensuring Integrity
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