USC University of Southern California


Morning Sessions | Crystal Ballroom
7:30 – 8:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast | Crystal and Tiffany Ballroom
8:30 – 8:40 AM SEC and Financial Reporting Conference Welcome

  • Anthony V. Aaron, Director of the USC SEC Financial Reporting Conference and Institute
  • William W. Holder, Dean of Leventhal School of Accounting Alan Casden’s Chair in Accounting
8:40 – 9:40 AM Opening Address by the SEC and the FASB

  • Russell Golden, Chairman, Financial Accounting Standards Board
  • Sagar Teotia, Acting Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Accountant, Securities and Exchange Commission
9:40 – 11:00 AM Current Financial Reporting Practice Issues Moderator: John White, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Featured Panelists:

  • Patrick Gilmore, Deputy Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance, SEC
  • Paul Beswick, National Office Partner, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Josh Paul, Director of Accounting, Google, Inc.
  • Scott Taub, Managing Director, Financial Reporting Advisors, LLC
11:00-11:15 AM Morning Refreshment Break | Tiffany Room
11:15-12:35 PM Current Auditing Practice Issues

Moderator: Dave Sullivan, National Managing Partner – Professional Practice & Quality, Deloitte, LLP

Featured Panelists:

  • Marc Panucci, Deputy Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Accountant, SEC
  • George Botic, Director, Registration and Inspections, PCAOB
  • Brian Croteau, National Office Partner, PwC LLP
  • Kevin Stout, Internal Controls and SOX Senior Manager, Google, Inc.
Afternoon Lunch Session | Biltmore Bowl Ballroom
12:50-2:20 PM

Lunch Address

  • James G. Ellis, Dean of the Marshall School of Business

CFO Presentation “Fireside Chat”

Moderator: Dennis Beresford, Executive in Residence, J.M. Tull School of Accounting, Terry College of Business, University of Georgia

Featured Presenter:

  • Christine McCarthy, CFO, The Walt Disney Company
Afternoon Sessions | Crystal Ballroom
2:35-3:55 PM Current Accounting Practice Issues

Moderator: Lynne Triplett, Partner-in-Charge, Accounting Principles Group, Grant Thornton

Featured Panelists:

  • Susan Cosper, FASB Board Member, former FASB Technical Director and former Chair, EITF
  • Landon Westerlund, National Office Partner, KPMG
  • Frank Brod, Chief Accounting Officer, Microsoft Corporation
3:55-4:10 PM Afternoon Refreshment Break | Tiffany Ballroom
4:10-5:30 PM Existing/Emerging Technology Practice Issues Moderator: Dan O’Leary, Professor of Accounting, USC Leventhal

Featured Panelists:

  • Valerie Szczepanik, Associate Director, Division of Corporation Finance, Senior Advisor for Digital Assets and Innovation, SEC
  • Brian Wolohan, Partner, Audit Innovation and Strategy Group Leader, Grant Thornton LLP
  • Paul Brody, Principal, Global Innovation Leader, Ernst & Young
  • Bettina Warburg, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Animal Ventures
5:30 PM Adjournment: Anthony V. Aaron
5:30-6:30 PM Reception | Tiffany Ballroom