PwC Accounting and Tax Symposium

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The Accounting and Tax Symposium is an annual program hosted by PwC that precedes the American Accounting Association meeting. Selected accounting faculty from top colleges and universities across the country are invited to learn more about PwC and the profession. The Accounting and Tax Symposium is a one and a half day program designed to update faculty on current business topics and issues. A variety of PwC partners and subject matter experts combine to provide a comprehensive update on topics that are important to the academic community.

The agenda for the 2017 Accounting and Tax Symposium at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort includes the following topics and presenters:

Combined Accounting and Tax sessions:

  • People Initiatives and Closing the Skills Gap: Mike Fenlon, Maria Moats, Roy Weathers and Anand Rao
  • Blind Spots: Moving Beyond Awareness to Action: Rod Adams, Alexa Merschel
  • PCAOB Update: Jeanette Franzel
  • Be Well, Work Well: Anne Donovan, Tom Patterson

Accounting sessions:

  • Assurance Practice Update: Maria Moats
  • Considerations & Perspectives for Implementing New Accounting Standards: Mike Coleman, Erin Polek, Chris Smith
  • The Importance of Non-financial Information Including Key Performance Indicators and Sustainability Examples: Cindy Fornelli, Zoe-Vonna Palmrose, Bob Hirth, Martin Thiselton-Dyer,  Marc Panucci

Tax sessions:

  • Tax Practice Update: Roy Weathers
  • Tax Legislative Update: Janice Mays, Rohit Kumar
  • Data Analytics in Tax - real applications: Mike Moreland, Nancy Hsieh, Shawn Mercer , Jasmin Niijer, and Justin Hopton

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