AICPA to Host International Business, Accounting, Auditing and Tax Conference

Jun 16, 2010, 13:19 ET from American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operating in a recovering economy and doing business in Mexico, China and the European Union are among the topics that will be explored at the 2010 International Business, Accounting Auditing and Tax Conference, presented by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Scheduled for June 23-24 at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C., the conference is designed for CPAs in audit, tax and consulting; chief financial officers; controllers; and tax directors with international responsibilities.

"As the economy recovers, more global opportunities are being presented to CPAs, and it's important to understand how these opportunities and changes impact the way we do business," said Lawrence Gill, CPA, conference chair. "Whether you're a CPA looking to learn about the latest in U.S. international tax law or private company reporting, or a corporate finance professional looking to learn about how to do business outside the United States, this conference is a must-attend."

The two-day event will feature leading experts, hands-on workshops and panel discussions, all of which are designed to provide attendees with the tools needed to succeed. Some of the leading speakers include:

* James J. Leisenring, board member, International Accounting Standards Board (IASB). Leisenring was appointed a member of the IASB in January 2001, and in July 2000, was appointed the first director of international activities at FASB. He will deliver an update on issues with the convergence of U.S. and international accounting standards.

* Arnold Schilder, chair, International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. Schilder became board chair in January. From 1998-2008, he was a member of the managing board of the Dutch Central Bank, responsible for banking regulation and supervision. Schilder will discuss the IAASB's mission and address developments toward global adoption of international auditing standards.

* Leslie F. Seidman, board member, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Prior to joining FASB in 2003, Seidman managed a financial reporting consulting firm that served global corporations and accounting firms. She will discuss how the FASB and the IASB are working together to improve and converge accounting standards for revenue recognition, leases and financial statement presentations.

Conference highlights include sessions on private company reporting, the impact of the new administration on international tax and business sustainability. A conference brochure is available at The registration fee is $1,225 for AICPA members, $1,535 for non-members. Optional pre-conference workshops are available on June 22 for an additional fee.

About the AICPA

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants ( is the national, professional association of CPAs, with more than 360,000 CPA members in business and industry, public practice, government, education, student affiliates and international associates. It sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies, non-profit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination. The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Durham, N.C., Ewing, N.J., and Lewisville, Tex.

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SOURCE American Institute of Certified Public Accountants