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The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity: Ensuring Integrity: The 16th Annual Audit Conference Subscribe to Alerts

The conference provides a forum for interaction between business, public accounting, academics, and policy setters from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). It also examines the current best practices of ethics and independence within the auditing profession. The conference is organized in partnership with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy's Center for the Public Trust.

Day 1 - November 30th

Regulators and Standard Setters Updates and Panel Discussion: 10:00 to 11:30 am

Moderated by Professor Doug Carmichael, Baruch College

Tracy Harding, Chair, Auditing Standards Board

Diana Stoltzfus, Deputy Chief Accountant, Office of the Chief Accountant, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Barbara Vanich, Deputy Chief Auditor, Office of the Chief Auditor, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)

Quality Management: 11:40 am to 12:40 pm

Moderated by Susan Jones, Director, Global Services Center, Audit Methodology and Implementation, KPMG

Julie Corden, Partner and National Assurance Director, Deloitte National Office

Sara Lord, Chief Auditor and Member of the Board of Directors, RSM US

Jon Heath, Partner & Director of Professional Services, Carr, Riggs & Ingram

Day 2 - December 1st

ESG: 10:00 to 10:50 am

Moderated by Catherine Ide, Managing Director, PwC

Marc Siegel, Board Member, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB)

Kevin Dancey, Chief Executive Officer, International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)

The Future of the Profession: 11:00 to 11:50 am

Moderated by Paquita Davis-Friday, Associate Dean, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College

Christine Ann Botosan, Board Member, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)

Cryptocurrency and Blockchain/Digital Assets: 12:00 to 12:50 pm

Moderated by Amy Steele, Partner, Deloitte

Ron Quaranta, Founder and Chairman, The Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

Matthew Schell, Partner, Crowe

Renata Szkoda, Director of Finance, GALAXY Digital

Registration and Payment Information

Registration Fees:

· $195 Early-Bird Registration (ends 4/18/2021)

· $235 Single Registration

· $1,250 for a ten person table

· $145 Academic and non-profit registration fee

Register via email to or complete the online credit card payment request form.


Earn up to 6 CPE Credits in Auditing

· Continuing Professional Education Prerequisites and Advanced Preparation: None

· Program Level: Overview

· Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Please note there will be polling questions throughout the program to ensure attendance for CPE. For more information, please contact Ruzdo Srdanovic at

Requests for refunds must be received in writing by November 26, 2021, and will be subject to a $75 cancellation fee. No refunds will be granted after November 26, 2021. For information regarding refunds, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, contact Ruzdo Srdanovic.

The Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: