AICPA National Audit Committee Forum

Sarah Woodman, Global events journalist
April 27, 2011 /

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) will hold a National Audit Committee Forum in Mandarin Oriental, Washington, DC on June 21-22, 2011.

The forum aims to address current and emerging issues associated with the “best practices” of audit committees who are constantly faced with new challenges that require specialized knowledge and innovative solutions in today’s business climate.

It will specifically identify key issues for Audit Committees.  It will also provide an in-depth examination of the resources, processes, and tools required to address these issues and to implement new ideas.

Hot topics include Reducing Fraud Risk Through Communication & Collaboration, Audit Committee Effectiveness, Culture of Compliance: U.S. & Global Focus, Accounting Change: IFRS, U.S. GAAP or Both?, Applying Internal Audit Risk Planning Best Practices to Risk Elements, The Washington Landscape and Global Accounting Challenges and Lessons Learned The Hard Way.

Leading experts will be present and will focus their attention on practical applications and implementation, providing in-depth insight on key issues, challenges and best practice solutions for audit committees.

The keynote speaker will be Harry M. Markopolos, a former top financial analyst and veteran of the Army Reserve and National Guard, who will talk about the topic In a Sea of Red Flags…What Went Wrong with Madoff? Developing & Acting Upon Healthy Professional Skepticism.

The event is open to board of directors and audit committee members of public, not-for-profit, private and government organizations; CEOs, CFOs, CROs, controllers, external auditors, chief audit executives, internal auditors, general counsel, and other senior executives who interact with audit committees.

Recommended CPE Credits for the event is 19.5.

 

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