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Financial Reporting Conference 2017
WhenFriday, May 12, 2017, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
WhereBell Harbor International Conference Center
2211 Alaskan Way, Pier 66
Seattle, WA 98121
Event typesConferences

Please contact Joel Carey (206-685-4484) or ( to address any questions.

The Michael G. Foster School of Business will co-host the Thirteenth Annual Financial Reporting Conference with the Milgard School of Business/UW-Tacoma on May 12, 2017, at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center on the waterfront in downtown Seattle.

The Financial Reporting Conference brings together accounting standard setters, SEC officials, corporate financial executives, professional accountants and academics to discuss current issues in financial accounting and corporate reporting. An open-format panel discussion allows participants to interact with the speakers and panelists. Representatives from the FASB and the SEC will discuss current and emerging issues in financial reporting regulations. Corporate executives and professional accountants will participate in panel discussions on selected topics.




Event Details
A continental breakfast will be available from 7:30-8:00 a.m. The first session will begin at 8:10 a.m.

Session I:    Current Issues at the FASB
                     Russell Golden, Board Member, Financial Accounting Standards Board

Session II:   Current Issues at the SEC
                     Nili Shah, Deputy Chief Accountant, Division of Corporation Finance, United States Securities and Exchange Commission

Lunch:          Keynote Lunch Speaker
                      Kirk Bailey, Associate Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, University of Washington

Session III:  “So, You’re Adopting? What Should you Disclose and When Should You Disclose It?”
Chris Berry, Vice President, Finance and Controller, Alaska Airlines
                     Christopher Bolash, Partner, Financial Accounting Advisory Services, EY
                    Stacy Harrington, Senior Director, Corporate Revenue Assurance, Microsoft

                     Brandon Schaefer, Audit Partner, KPMG

Session IV:  “Non-GAAP Disclosures: What are the Issues and Who Cares?”
                    Michael Brown, Audit Committee Chair, VMware
                    Elaine Harwood, Vice President, Cornerstone Research
                    Sarah McVay, Professor, Foster School of Business
                    Martin Thiselton-Dyer, Partner, PwC National Professional Services Group

      $385 per pDerson (before May 1)
      $335 per person (10 or more people from the same company)*
      *Discounted registrations must be received at the same time.
      $405 per person (after May 1)

     Registration Form -- Individual
     Registration Form -- 2-9 registrants
     Registration Form -- Discounted group registration 10 or more
     Registration Form -- UW Staff

Event Sponsors
Premier Sponsor:    Microsoft
Major Sponsors:      DaVita, Deloitte, KPMG, Port of Tacoma, PwC, RGP

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