2014 Financial Reporting Conference

The Michael G. Foster School of Business will co-host the Tenth Annual Financial Reporting Conference with the Milgard School of Business/UW-Tacoma on May 9, 2014, at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center on the waterfront in downtown Seattle.

The Financial Reporting Conference brings together accounting standard setters, SEC officials, corporate financial executives, professional accountants and academics to discuss current issues in financial accounting and corporate reporting. An open-format panel discussion allows participants to interact with the speakers and panelists. Representatives from the FASB and the SEC will discuss current and emerging issues in financial reporting regulations. Corporate executives and professional accountants will participate in panel discussions on selected topics.

Conference participants are eligible for 8 hours of CPE credit.

Event Location: Bell Harbor International Conference Center
2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66, Seattle, WA 98121
Event Agenda:
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Welcome
8:00 - 9:40 a.m. Current Issues at the FASB
 Russell Golden, Board Member, FASB                      
9:40 - 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 - 11:40 a.m. Current Issues at the SEC
 Susan Markel, Managing Director, AlixPartners                        
11:40 - 12:50 p.m. Lunch- Keynote
Jason Child, Chief Financial Officer, Groupon Inc.  
12:50 - 2:30 p.m. Transparent Disclosures in a Complex World
Kristen Garton, Director Financial & SEC Reporting, Costco
Bob Laux, Senior Director, Corporate Accounting, Microsoft
Steve Meisel, Partner, National Professional Services Group, PwC
John White, Partner, Corporate Department, Cravath, Swaine & Moore and former Director of the SEC Division of Corporation Finance
2:30 - 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 - 4:25 p.m.
Private Company Accounting
Steven Brown, Private Co. Council member & VP, US Bank
Rob Jensen, Chief Financial Officer, The Bartell Drug Co.
Diane Rubin, Private Co. Council member and recently retired partner, Novogradac & Company
Andrew Read, Director, Private Client Audit Services, Deloitte
Registration: Registration fee includes materials and lunch.
$375 per person (before April 25)
$325 per person (10 or more people from the same company)*
* Discounted registrations must be received at the same time.
$395 per person (after April 25)

Registration Form -- Individual
Registration Form -- 2-9 Registrants
Registration Form -- Discounted group registration 10 or more
Contact: Cynthia Silvernale at 206-685-4484 or silvec@u.washington.edu


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