Accounting and Auditing Symposium
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As an accounting professional navigating today’s increasingly complex financial and regulatory environment, having knowledge of the latest issues is crucial. At TSCPA’s 2019 Accounting and Auditing Symposium, you’ll receive a comprehensive update and learn about emerging trends regarding internal controls, enterprise risk management, lease accounting, mergers and acquisitions and much more.
TSCPA’s expert presenters understand the fast pace of change in the CPA profession, which is why they look to the future of accounting and auditing - to help you visualize the path forward to best manage risks and predict challenges down the road. Join your peers at this year’s two-day event to get insight into the issues affecting accounting and auditing today and make a plan for your future.
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- Member (Early Bird)
- Non-Member (Early Bird)
Michael Kraten, CPA
Michael Kraten, PhD, CPA specializes in the development of business strategies that stimulate the generation of long term sustainable value. He maintains areas of expertise in communication techniques, corporate social responsibility, decision analysis, enterprise risk management, entrepreneurship, financial modeling, forensic analysis, sustainability, and valuation.
Dr. Kraten began his career in the assurance, advisory, and management consulting practices of Deloitte, one of the “Big Four” global accounting firms. After serving as a Management Consulting Partner in the New York headquarters office of BDO, then the sixth largest global accounting firm, he co-founded the entrepreneurial consulting practice AQPQ. The acronym refers to the academic and practitioner qualifications of the firm.
He is also a senior Professor at Houston Baptist University, where he designed and now teaches the graduate courses in entrepreneurial finance, advanced international accounting, and accounting theory, and the undergraduate course in advanced financial accounting.
In addition, Dr. Kraten serves as the Director of Assessment for all business school programs. Furthermore, he is the Founder and Director of the Faculty Learning Community on Sustainability, and the Founding Faculty Adviser to the Student Accounting, Finance, and Economics Initiative.
Furthermore, Dr. Kraten founded and directed the Certified Sustainable Value Professional (CSVP) program of the Rhode Island Society of CPAs. He now develops and presents customized accounting, business planning, leadership, risk management, and sustainability seminars for the Business Learning Institute and IHRDC, a global human resources development firm in the energy industry.
These activities have enabled Dr. Kraten to deliver consulting services, courses, keynote addresses, presentations, and workshops for a wide variety of organizations around the world. His client organizations and collaborative partners have included entrepreneurial start-ups, multinational corporations, government organizations, global charities, and international universities on six continents.
Dr. Kraten has published in the Journal of Banking and Finance, the International Journal of Accounting, Research in Accounting Regulation, the CPA Journal, the Journal of Financial Planning, Accounting and the Public Interest, and other major outlets. His handbook Business Planning and Entrepreneurship: An Accounting Approach is published by Business Expert Press.
In addition, Dr. Kraten serves on committees and task forces of the American Accounting Association, and is an officer of the Public Interest Section of the Association. He is on the Editorial Advisory Board of the CPA Journal, the Planning Committee of the Sustainability Investment Leadership Council, and the Advisory Board of the Center for Professional Accounting Practices at Fordham University in New York City.Back to Speakers
Thomas I. Selling, CPA
Thomas Selling is the author of the Accounting Onion Thomas Selling is the author of the Accounting Onion, one of the most popular weblogs providing investor-oriented commentary on current financial reporting issues. He has produced and led over 150 executive and professional courses on finance, U.S. accounting standards, international accounting standards and the SEC in sixteen countries. He frequently serves as an expert witness and consultant on accounting matters.
Tom has published numerous articles in academic and professional journals, including The Accounting Review, Accounting Horizons, Financial Analysts’ Journal and the CPA Journal. He is a co-author of the textbook International Financial Reporting and Analysis (McGraw-Hill Publishing Company), and authored for ten years SEC Compliance: Financial Reporting and Forms, a monthly reference service published by Thomson Reuters.
Tom recently served on the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and the AICPA’s Financial Accounting and Reporting Subcommittee for the CPA Examination. He has been a member of the advisory board of the Association of Audit Committee Members for 15 years.Back to Speakers