Mikhail B. Pevzner, Professor, University of Baltimore to Speak at TKG's Event

Top Quote The Knowledge Group Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Mikhail B. Pevzner, Professor, University of Baltimore will speak at the Knowledge Groupís webcast entitled: ďThe Public Companies Accounting Oversight Board: Best Practices for Compliance in 2018 LIVE Webcast". End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) January 10, 2018 - This event is scheduled for Friday, February 9 at 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET.

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    Event Synopsis:
    The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), ďa nonprofit corporation established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies in order to protect investors and the public interest by promoting informative, accurate, and independent audit reports,Ē has published its Staff Inspection Brief providing information on the main areas of its inspection. Among the key areas of focus are the preparation for new accounting standards and compliance with new transparency rules. The Board will also target financial reporting areas requiring significant judgment.

    Furthermore, as the Board adopts a new auditor reporting standard, potential impacts on auditorís PCAOB compliance should be expected. Although the new standard is still subject to SEC approval, public companies and their audit committees should start discussing their approach in warding off potential compliance risks and loopholes.

    In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help firms understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the recent trends and developments relating to auditorís compliance with PCAOB. Speakers will also offer best compliance practices in light of the key areas of focus for the PCAOB.

    Key topics include:
    -Recent Trends and Developments
    -Main Areas of Focus for the PCAOB
    -The New Auditor Reporting Standard
    -Notable Cases
    -Best Compliance Practices

    About Mikhail B. Pevzner
    Professor Pevzner has joined the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business as an Associate Professor and EY Faculty Chair in August 2013 where he teaches primarily in auditing and financial reporting areas. Professor Pevzner has been a co-holder of Yale Gordon Chair in Teaching Excellence during 2013-16 academic years. Prior to coming to Merrick, he was an Assistant Professor of Accounting at George Mason University.

    Professor Pevzner specializes in empirical capital markets/empirical auditing research. He is also interested in international finance and accounting issues, in particular, in how cultural dimensions (e.g. trust and civic cooperation) affect investors' perception of accounting information and accounting and finance decision making. Since 2007, Professor Pevzner has published 13 research articles in the Journal of Accounting Research, Journal of Financial Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Auditing: Journal of Practice and Theory, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, International Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Performance Evaluation, and in the Strategic Finance Magazine.

    During 2011-16 Professor Pevzner has served on the Standards Committee of the Auditing Section of AAA (during 2012-13 as a chair) where he actively participated in a drafting of nine comment letters on issues related to auditing policy making (such as PCAOB and IAASB proposals). These comment letters have so far been published in Current Issues in Auditing. Professor Pevzner also represented the American Accounting Association at the International Ethics' Standards Board of Accountancy's Round-table on Noncompliance with Laws and Regulations in July 2014.

    During 2016-17 academic year, Prof. Pevzner served as a Visiting Academic Fellow at the Professional Practice Group of the Office of Chief Accountant (OCA) in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). While at the SEC, Prof. Pevzner provided assistance with the oversight of the economic analyses of auditing standards proposed by Public Companies Oversight Board, assisted with various internal research projects, and served as OCA's point of contact with the academic and university groups.

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/all-events-list

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