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Student Seminars 2021-2022

The Accounting 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 Yongtae Kim.  Below is the list of speakers and their presentation topics from the 2021-2022 academic year. 


Seminar 1 Topic: Blockchain and Digital Assets

Date: January 18, 2022 at 3:50-5:30 pm

Speaker: Jimmy Bennett, Senior Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP


Seminar 2 Topic: Seed to IPO – Accounting for Entrepreneurs

Date: January 25, 2022 at 3:50-5:30 pm

Speaker: Danny Wallace, Partner, PwC LLP


Seminar 3 Topic: Accountants in Law Enforcement: Following the Money

Date: February 1, 2022 at 3:50-5:30 pm

Speakers: Eric Richards, Special Agent, IRS Criminal Investigation Division;

Edward Viale, Special Agent, IRS Criminal Investigation Division


Seminar 4 Topic: SPAC Mergers and Acquisitions

Date: February 8, 2022 at 3:50-5:30 pm

Speaker: Ravi Kumar, Partner and U.S. West Region Market Leader, Connor Group


Seminar 5 Topic: CPA Evolution Initiative and Changes to the CPA Exam

Date: February 22, 2022 at 3:50-5:30 pm

Speaker: Jan Taylor, Senior Director, Academic in Residence at AICPA