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The lectures are being digitized as part of the library's Digital Collections. As each lecture becomes available, it will appear as a link below.
Professional affiliations reflect the period each lecture was given.


The Role of Finance and Accounting in Enterprise Risk Management - (October 29, 2014)
Christopher D. Ittner
EY Professor of Accounting
Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
Presenter biography available here.

Can Financial Accounting Regulators and Standard Setters Get (and Stay) Ahead of the Financial Engineers? - (December 8, 2013)
Jonathan Glover
Richard M. Cyert Professor of Management and Economics, and Professor of Accounting
Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University
Presenter biography available here.

Reporting Financial Performance: The Key to Resolving Many Vexatious Accounting Standard Setting Issues? - (November 28, 2012)
Thomas J. Linsmeier
Member, Financial Accounting Standards Board
Presenter biography available here.
Presentation slides are available here.

Changes in the Regulatory Environment and There Effects on Audits and Auditors - (May 9, 2011)
Margaret Ann [Peggy] Wood
Professional Standards Partner at Grant Thorton LLP, and
President of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
View a video recording of this presentation here.
Can There Be Government Accounting Without Accountability? - (October 31, 2011)
Michael Granof
Ernst & Young Distinguished Professor of Accounting
McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin

The Role of Accounting in the Financial Crisis: Lessons for the Future - (October 25, 2010)
S.P. Kothari
Deputy Dean and Gordon Y Billard Professor of Management
Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
View a video recording of this presentation here.

The Accounting at a Tipping Point – Decline or Renewal - (October 26, 2009)
Susan Haka
Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting
Eli Broad College of Business, Michigan State University
View a video recording of this presentation here.

The Auditing Profession: 21st Century Challenges - (October 27, 2008)
Gary John Previts
E. Mandell de Windt Professor
Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University
View a video recording of this presentation here.

Adverse Effects of Accounting, Uniformity on Practice, Education and Research - (October 22, 2007)
Shyam Sunder
James L. Frank Professor of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Yale School of Management, Yale University
View a video recording of this presentation here.

The Primacy of "Present Fairly" in the Auditor's Report - (April 10, 2006)
Stephen A. Zeff
Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Accounting
Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management, Rice University
View a video recording of this presentation here.
Global Financial Reporting: How does the U.S. Fit In? - (October 25, 2006)
Mary E. Barth
Joan E. Horngren Professor of Accounting
Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and
Member, International Accounting Standards Board
View a video recording of this presentation here.

The Challenges Facing Auditors and Analysts in U.S. Capital Markets - (April 4, 2005)
Paul M. Healy
James R. Williston Professor of Business Administration
Harvard Business School, Harvard University
View a video recording of this presentation here.
Restoring Investor Trust: The role of auditor competition in the future of the capital markets - (November 7, 2005)
Edward E. Nusbaum
Chief Executive Officer
Grant Thornton, LLP
View a video recording of this presentation here.

Enron and the Future of U.S. Corporate Law and Policy
*496 Enron and the Necessity of the Objective Proximate Monitor
(October 25, 2004)
Charles M. Elson
Edgar S. Woolard, Jr., Chair in Corporate Governance, and
Director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance
University of Delaware
View a video recording of this presentation here.

Quality Accounting for Equity Analysis - (March 9, 2003)
Stephen H. Penman
George O. May Professor and Morgan Stanley Research Fellow
Graduate School of Business, Columbia University
Implementation Challenges in Applying the Consensus in EITF Issue 02-17: Recognition of Customer Relationship Intangible Assets Acquired in a Business Combination - (March 29, 2003)
Teresa Iannaconi and Brenna Wist
Partners, SEC and Practice Advisory Services Group

Implications of Accounting Research for Financial Reporting Standard Setting - (March 13, 2002)
Katherine Schipper
Member, Financial Accounting Standards Board

The Crisis in Financial Reporting - (October 17, 2002)
Rick Antle
Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Accounting
Yale School of Management, Yale University

Separation of Auditing Tax Services from Management Consulting Services: Implications for the Profession - (March 26, 2001)
James S. Turley
Ernst and Young LLP

Alternative Forms of Public Practice: Implications for the Profession - (February 23, 2000)
Arthur S. Ainsberg ('68, MBA '72)
Chief Financial Officer
Brahman Partners

The Evolution of Audit Committee Responsibilities Within the Context of Personal, Political, and Corporate Governance - (November 8, 2000)
H. Stephen Grace, Jr., PhD
President, H.S. Grace & Company, Inc., and
Grace & Co. Consultancy, Inc.


Accounting Ethics and the Public Interest - (March 15, 1999)
David A. Costello
CPA, President and CEO
National Association of State Board of Accountancy

Accounting in the 21st Century - (November 1, 1999)
Philip D. Ameen
Vice President and Comptroller
General Electric Company


FASB Perspectives on the Development of International Accounting Standards - (March 9, 1998)
James J. Leisenring
Member, Financial Accounting Standards Board
Accounting in the 21st Century - (November 2, 1998)
Robert K. Elliott
Partner, KPMG LLP, and
Vice Chair, AICPA Boards of Directors


Financial Reporting Update - (March 25, 1997)
Norman N. Strauss
Ernst & Young LLP

Financial Reporting and Investor Protection - (October 20, 1997)
Michael H. Sutton
Chief Accountant
Securities and Exchange Commission


Benchmarking the Finance Function - ( February 13, 1996)
Frank R. Gatti
Vice President and Corporate Controller
New York Times Company

FASB in My Rear View Mirror - (April 22, 1996)
Robert J. Swieringa
Johnson School of Management, Cornell University


Derivatives Wars: A Battlefield Report from a Platoon Sergeant - (February 9, 1995)
Robert H. Herz, CPA, FCA
Coopers & Lybrand, NYC

Does Our Current Accounting Model Adequately Portray the Magnitude of a Company's Financial Obligations? The Recognition and Measurement of Liabilities - (May 2, 1995)
Stan Ross
Vice Chairman and Managing Partner
Ernst & Young Kenneth Leventhal Real Estate Group


The Time Has Come : A Call to the Accounting Profession to Join the Fight Against Financial Fraud - (September 22, 1993)
Stanley Sporkin
United States District Court, District of Columbia

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The Accounting Profession in Asia -- Where We are Today and Where we will be in the year 2000 - (October 28, 1986)
Walter E. O'Connor, Ph.D.
Vice Chairman
International Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.


Congressional Oversight: The SEC and the Accounting - (March 18, 1986)
Michael F. Barrett, Jr.
Chief Counsel and Staff Director
Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Committee on Energy and Commerce
U.S. House of Representatives


Governmental Accounting: Bridging the Gap in GAAP - (February 19, 1985)
Martin Ives, CPA
Vice Chairman and Director of Research
Governmental Accounting Standards Board


Standards and other Requisites of Professionalism - (April 26, 1984)
Donald J. Kirk
Financial Accounting Standards Board


Managers' Emphasis on the Short Run: Implications for Accounting - (December 14, 1982)
Dr. A. Rashad Abedel-Khalik
Winspear Foundation of Public Accounting, University of Alberta, Canada

Analytical Review Techniques for Auditors - (March 24, 1983)
Dr. Robert G. May
Ernst & Whinney Professor of Accounting
University of Texas, Austin

The Evolution of Economics-Based Empirical Research in Accounting - (April 14, 1983)
Dr. Ross L. Watts
Associate Professor
Graduate School of Management, University of Rochester


Interpretation of Inflation Accounting Information - (December 17, 1981)
William C. Norby
Financial Consultant (retired),
Senior Vice President and Director
Duff and Phelps.
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Academic Versus Practioner Research in Accounting - (April 1, 1982)
Robert E. Jensen.
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Cash Flow Reporting: An Innovation or a Return to the Beginning? - (May 3, 1982)
Michael P. Bohan, CPA
Partner and Director of Accounting and Auditing Standards
Touche Ross & Co.


Internal Control - Contrasts and Confusion - (October 27, 1980)
Robert K. Mautz
Paton Center for Accounting Education and Research, University of Michigan
Physical Capital: An Examination - (February 5, 1981)
Robert R. Sterling
Francis G. Winspear Distinguished Professor of Professional Accounting
University of Alberta, Canada
What Does the Earnings Number Measure? - (April 30, 1981)
Jack L. Treynor
Editor, Financial Analysts Journal, and
Board Member, Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance


The Inflation that Won't Go Away and How to Account for It - (November 5, 1979)
Sidney Davidson
Arthur Young Professor of Accounting
Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago

Making Accounting Serve Government Better - A Challenge to the Accounting Profession - (December 10, 1979)
Elmer B. Staats
Comptroller General of the United States
Internal Accounting Control - It's the Law - (February 11, 1980)
D. R. Carmichael
Vice President, Auditing
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Disclosure Beyond Accounting Disclosure - An Unsatisfied Need - (April 22, 1980)
Homer Kripke
Professor of Corporate Law, Finance and Taxation, and
Director, Securities Institute
New York University School of Law


A Regulator Responds - (December 18, 1978)
Stanley Sporkin
Division Director of Enforcement
Securities and Exchange Commission

Accounting Standards - Boon or Curse? - (February 13, 1979)
William T. Baxter
Professor Emeritus of Accounting
London School of Economics

Beyond Emptiness and Blindness: Is There a Hope for Accounting Research? - (March 27, 1979)
George H. Sorter
Professor of Accounting and
Chairman of Accounting, Taxation and Business Law
New York University

The Role of Litigation in the Federal Tax System - (April 23, 1979)
Stuart E. Seigel
Chief Counsel
Internal Revenue Service


The Accounting Profession - Current Development and Future Implications - (December 12, 1977)
Russell E. Palmer
Managing Partner
Touche Ross & Co.

By Whom and How Should Accounting Standards Be Determined and Implemented - (February 27, 1978)
Abraham J. Briloff
Emanuel Saxe Distinguished Professor of Accounting
Bernard M. Baruch College

Setting Auditing Standards - Whose Responsibility? - (April 17, 1978)
David Solomons
Professor of Accounting
University of Pennsylvania


Fair Financial reporting - In Law and Practice - (October 28, 1976)
Raymond J. Chambers
Professor of Accounting
University of Sydney, Australia
Conceptual Accounting Models - There is No Panacea - (December 7, 1976)
Hector R. Anton
Haskins & Sells

The Work of the Commission on Auditors Responsibilities - (March 8, 1977)
Manuel F. Cohen
Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering

Auditing Standards - (April 11, 1977)
Maurice Moonitz
Professor of Accounting
University of California, Berkeley


Traceability, Corrigibility, and Sterilization of Managerial Accounting Allocations - (November 10, 1975)
Arthur L. Thomas
Professor of Accounting
McMaster University, Canada
Fair Value Accounting - (February 17, 1976)
Harvey Kapnick
Arthur Andersen & Company

Federal Income Tax Reform-1976 Style - (April 26, 1976)
Mortimer M. Caplin
Caplin & Drysdale


Patterns of Accounting Activities - (October 8, 1974)
Louis Goldberg
Professor Emeritus of Accounting
University of Melbourne, Australia

Tax Shelters: Their Cause and Cure - (November 12, 1974)
Boris I. Bittker
Sterling Professor of Law
Yale University
Fair Presentation: Another View - (February 18, 1975)
John C. Burton
Chief Accountant
Securities and Exchange Commission

Financial Reporting Responsibilities - (April 7, 1975)
A. Carl Tietjen
Partner (retired)
Price Waterhouse


Financial Accounting, The Standards Board, and Economic Development - (November 12, 1973)
David F. Hawkins
Professor of Business Administration
Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University

Differential Disclosure: To Each His Own - (March 19, 1974)
A.A. Sommer, Jr.
Commissioner, Securities and Exchange Commission
A Critique of The Rationale for Required Corporate Financial Disclosure - (May 6, 1974)
George, J. Benston
Professor of Accounting and Finance
Graduate School of Management, University of Rochester


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