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Student Seminars 2022-2023

The Accounting Department offers a seminar series in the Winter Quarter 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 Michael Calegari.  Below is the list of speakers and their presentation topics from the 2022-2023 academic year. 


Seminar 1 Topic: Accounting for Sports Franchises

Date: January 17, 2023

Speaker: Kim McCormick, Partner, Grant Thornton


Seminar 2 Topic: Mind the Non-GAAP

Date: January 24, 2023

Speaker: Alan Jones, Partner and National Technology Deals Leader, PwC 


Seminar 3 Topic: A Case Study on Activism: Box and Starboard Value

Date: January 31, 2023

Speakers: Jack Lazar, Board Member/Advisor and Former CFO/Operations Executive 


Seminar 4 Topic: Your Future in Finance: Building Your Career Beyond Graduation

Date: February 7, 2023

Speaker: Gary Leach, VP of Client Solutions, Robert Half & Protiviti


Seminar 5 Topic: Adding it up: Using Financial Forensics in Investigations

Date: February 21, 2023

Speaker: Bassem Banafa, Forensic Consultant, Bassem Banafa, LLC


Seminar 6 Topic: Global Tax Reform: BEPS 2.0 initiatives under Pillar 1 and 2

Date: February 28, 2023

Speaker: Tai Kimura, Partner, KPMG