In December, the NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) and the Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity hosted Ensuring Integrity: The 10th Annual Audit Conference at Baruch College. As a long standing tradition, auditing professionals, academics and policy setters from around the country met in New York City to examine best practices in ethics within the auditing field. The conference served as a forum for these disciplines to interact and take what they learned back to their respective organizations. Representatives from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) were all in attendance.
CPT’s own Alfonzo Alexander gave words of welcome to conference attendees. Floyd Norris, retired chief financial correspondent for the New York Times, delivered the keynote address titled, "What Happened to the Big Accounting Scandals?"
Other conference speakers included: Douglas Carmichael of Baruch College; Mike Santay of the Auditing Standards Board; Martin Baumann of PCAOB; Brian Croteau of SEC; Thomas Ray of Baruch College; Jim Burton of Grant Thornton; Mary Grace Davenport of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP; Roger O’Donnell of KPMG; Dan Sunderland of Deloitte & Touche; Jane Barton of Baruch College; Cathy Allen of Audit Conduct; Salavatore Collemi of WeiserMazars; Jennifer Haskell of Deloitte & Touche; Susan Jones of KPMG; Noel Allen of NASBA; Daniel Braun of the US Department of Justice; Scott Univer of WeiserMazars and Michael Young of Wilkie Farr & Gallagher.