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Student Seminars (2020-2021)

The Department offers a 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 2020-2021 academic year. 

Seminar 1:     Tuesday, January 26, 2021 3:50-5:30 pm

Topic:              Corporate Sustainability Assurance

Speakers:        Wayne Hedden, Partner, PwC LLP; Vrushali Gaud, Director, PwC LLP


Seminar 2:     Tuesday, February 2, 2021 3:50-5:30 pm

Topic:              Breaking into the Asset Management Industry with an Accounting Degree

Speaker:          Tiffany Wibowo, Portfolio Manager at BlackRock


Seminar 3:     Tuesday, February 9, 2021 3:50-5:30 pm

Topic:              SEC and the Office of the Chief Accountant

Speaker:          Kevin Cherrstrom, Professional Accounting Fellow, Office of the Chief Accountant, SEC


Seminar 4:     Tuesday, February 23, 2021 3:50-5:30 pm

Topic:              Financial Crimes Investigations

Speakers:        Bassem Banafa, Founder and President of Bassem Banafa, LLC


Seminar 5:     Tuesday, March 2, 3:50-5:30 pm

Topic:              Due Diligence in Venture Funding and M&A Process

Speakers:        Stephen Baroni, Partner, Division Head Services to Businesses, Frank, Rimerman + Co. LLP