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Students sitting and listening to speakers.

Student, Accounting Seminar Series 2016-2017

The Department offers seminar series in the Fall and Winter Quarters for students who are interested in developing a broader understanding of accounting-related business issues.  These seminars introduce students to current issues in accounting that may not be included in the regular curriculum.  If you would like to suggest a topic or make a presentation, please contact Professor Yongtae Kim.  Below is the list of speakers and their presentation topics during the past academic year.


Presenter(s) and Affiliation

Seminar Topic


Fall Quarter 2016


Jeff Osorio

Robert Half Emerging Growth Services

Key Characteristics for Career Success in Silicon Valley

Steve Hobbs and Julia Berchtold


Transforming from a Private Company to a Public Company - Lessons from the Field

Alan Jones


How the Best Divest: Financial Reporting for Carve-Outs

Brian Delapena


Implementing SAP in a Multinational Public Company

Steve Baroni

Frank, Rimerman + Co.

Key Metrics for SaaS Companies


Winter Quarter 2017


Jeff Gutsch and William Vyenielo

Moss Adams LLP

Wine Industry Accounting

Wayne Hadden and Tripp Borstel


Corporate Sustainability Assurance

Jack Lazar

Silicon Labs, TubeMogul, and Quantenna Communications

Why Technology is NOT Silicon Valley’s Real Innovation

Bassem Banafa

Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office

Using Financial Crimes Data to Fight Non-financial Crimes

Sujit Kankanwadi


Unique Accounting Matters for Software Companies