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Student Seminars (2019-2020)

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 Jane Ou or Professor Yongtae Kim.  Below is the list of speakers and their presentation topics during the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Seminar 1:     Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 3:50-5:30 pm

Topic:              Accountants in Law Enforcement:  Following the Money

Speakers:         Eric Richards and Edward Viale, IRS Criminal Investigation


Seminar 2:     Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 3:50-5:30 pm

Topic:              The Growth of Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) and Its Implications to the

                        Operation of Enterprise Software Companies

Speaker:          Dr. Jimmy Duan, Medallia


Seminar 3:     Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 3:50-5:30 pm

Topic:              Leading an IPO: What it takes from the Accounting and Finance perspective

Speaker:          Brian Dela Pena, VMWare


Seminar 4:     Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 3:50-5:30 pm

Topic:              Mind the non-GAAP and KPIs

Speakers:         Alan Jones, Varun Rekhi, Erik Samuels, Walter Yu, PwC, LLP


Seminar 5:     Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 3:50-5:30 pm

Topic:              Accounting for Sports Franchises

Speakers:         Kim McCormick and John Ospital, Grant Thornton


Seminar 6:     Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 3:50-5:30 pm

Topic:              Accounting for Real Estate

Speaker:          Jeff Nishita, Partner, Novogradac & Company LLP


Seminar 7:     Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 3:50-5:30 pm

Topic:              So You Think You Want To Be A CFO

Speaker:          Jack Lazar, Board Member, Mellanox, Silicon Labs, Resideo, Casper,

                        Thredup, and Tile


Seminar 8:     Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 3:50-5:30 pm

Topic:              Global Tax Reform

Speaker:          Tai Kimura, Partner, KMPG LLP


Seminar 9:     Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 3:50-5:30 pm

Topic:              Technology and Digital Trends in Accounting

Speaker:          Alan Nguyen, Manager - Digital Risk Practice, PwC LLP


Seminar 10:   Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 3:50-5:30 pm

Topic:              Cybersecurity

Speaker:          Donoghue Clarke, IT Risk Assurance Principal, EY LLP