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Ensuring Integrity: Fifth Annual Auditing Conference

Thursday, December 2 | New York, NY

The conference featured speakers from the PCAOB, SEC, AICPA and Big Four Firms. A full day devoted to current topics and ethics-related subjects in auditing.

Click here to view the Agenda.

The conference provided 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 Baruch University’s Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity.


December 02, 2010
8:45 am to 04:30 pm


Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Ave., Room 14-220


Matthew LePere

7 hours of CPE are available for completion of the entire program


Welcome and Introduction – 8:45 to 9:00 AM

Professor DOUGLAS CARMICHAEL, Baruch College
Professor LARRY BRIDGESMITH, Lipscomb University

Current Developments at the Auditing Standards Board – 9:00 to 9:45 AM

DARRELL SCHUBERT, Chair, AICPA Auditing Standards Board

Current Developments at the SEC – 9:45 to 10:30AM

BRIAN CROTEAU, Deputy Chief Accountant for the Professional Practice Group, Office of the Chief Accountant, SEC

Current Developments at the PCAOB – 10:45 to 11:30 AM

MARTIN BAUMANN, Chief Auditor of the PCAOB

Preparing for the Perfect Storm – 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

The rapid pace of standard setting, increasing complexity of standards, looming financial regulatory changes, and pricing pressure between firms has created the perfect storm in the audit industry. How long will it take before this storm effects the quality of the audit? How can audit firms weather the storm?

Lunch – 12:30 to 1:15 PM

Keynote – 1:15 to 1:45 PM

Audit Risk Alert – 1:45 to 2:45 PM

This panel will examine the key areas of audit risk for the coming 2010 audit season.

Liability Hot Buttons – 3:00 to 4:15 PM

Summation and Wrap-up – 4:15 to 4:30PM

Professor LARRY BRIDGESMITH, Lipscomb University

Continuing Professional Education Prerequisites and Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Overview

Delivery Method: Group-Live

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Requests for refunds must be received in writing by November 18, 2010, and will be subject to a $100 cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted after November 18, 2010. For information regarding refunds, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, contact Jenn Bouchard.

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