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Student Seminars 2023-2024

The Accounting Department offers a seminar series 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 2023-2024 academic year. 


Seminar 1 Topic: Charting Your Future: Exploring FP&A Careers Beyond Accounting

Date: September 27, 2023

Speaker: Joe McCarthy, Senior Director, FP&A and Finance Systems, Poly Telecommunications


Seminar 2 Topic: Short Selling at C3.AI

Date: October 11, 2023

Speaker: Juho Parkkinen, CFO, C3.AI


Seminar 3 Topic: So You Think You Want to be a CFO?

Date: October 18, 2023

Speakers: Jack Lazar, Accounting Advisory Board Member, Former CFO of GoPro and Atheros


Seminar 4 Topic: Leading an IPO from an Accounting and Finance Perspective

Date: October 25, 2023

Speaker: Brian Dela Pena, Accounting Controller, VMware


Seminar 5 Topic: Global Tax Reform

Date: November 8, 2023

Speaker: Tai Kimura, Tax Partner, KPMG