Lubin Breakfast on Contemporary Accounting Issues

The Lubin School of Business at Pace University presents the
[Lubin Accounting Breakfast]

[Lubin Accounting Breakfast]
Conrad Hewitt
Former Chief Accountant
U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
[Lubin Accounting Breakfast]
Floyd Norris
Chief Financial Correspondent
The New York Times
[Lubin Accounting 

Breakfast]
Lynn Turner
Former Chief Accountant
U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

Wednesday, March 4, 2009
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m
Ernst & Young
5 Times Square
22nd Floor Cafe
New York, NY 10036

The Breakfast Series on Contemporary Accounting Issues is intended to focus on specific topics of interest to practitioners, as the accounting world moves towards the biggest changes in decades with global acceptance of the IFRS. The discussion on March 4 will focus on the SEC's role in accounting and where it should go from here, providing insights into the challenges confronting the new SEC chairman and President Barack Obama as they strive to lead the country out of the current financial crisis.

This event is by invitation only.

Press coverage:
"IFRS Roadmap Slams into Reverse," WebCPA, March 11, 2009
"Are Big Four and SEC at Odds Over Next Chief Accountant?," Thomson Reuters Accounting & Compliance Alert, March 5, 2009
"Ex-SEC accounting chief refused to nix fair value," Forbes.com, March 4th, 2009
"SEC Pressured on Chief Accountant Pick," WebCPA, March 4, 2009
"Former SEC Chief Accountant Blames FASB for Meltdown," CFO.com, March 4, 2009


>>Streaming video of the Lubin Breakfast on
Contemporary Accounting Issues (.wmv)
[Accounting Breakfast]

Photos and Highlights from the Event

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Lubin Dean Joe Baczko welcomed everyone to the Breakfast.

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"I spoke to the chairman (Christopher Cox), and I said I refuse to suspend 157." — Conrad Hewitt, former Chief Accountant, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

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(left to right) Dean Joe Baczko, Lynne Turner, Con Hewitt, and Floyd Norris

[Accounting Breakfast]
Dean Joe Baczko welcoming the audience

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Danita Ostling, Partner, Ernst & Young, greeted everyone on behalf of host Ernst & Young.

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The breakfast was well-attended by industry professionals, faculty, and students.

[Accounting Breakfast]
New York Times' Floyd Norris asked the tough questions.

[Accounting Breakfast]
Several Lubin students were able to participate and network with corporate attendees.