William & Mary School of Business to Host Excellence in Financial Reporting Conference

Mar 08, 2011, 14:54 ET from The Mason School of Business at The College of William and Mary

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The College of William and Mary School of Business, in conjunction with Norfolk Southern Corporation, will host the Excellence in Financial Reporting Conference on April 1, 2011.

The conference will bring together accounting professionals, students, faculty, and regulators to discuss emerging trends in financial reporting and special keynote presentations from the top regulators in the U.S.

Program topics will include:

  • Current developments in International Financial Reporting
  • Currents developments in U.S. GAAP
  • Current developments at Government Regulatory Agencies affecting Accounting
  • Perspectives on Current Public Sector Financial Challenges

A panel discussion among a variety of accounting professionals from Moody's CDW Inc., Ernst & Young, Norfolk Southern Corporation, and Dominion Generation will be followed by keynote presentations from the major accounting regulating bodies, which include International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Public Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).

In February 2011, the School's undergraduate and graduate accounting programs were ranked number one for the second year in a row by the Public Accounting Report's 29th Annual Survey of Accounting Professors.

The conference will convene in Alan B. Miller Hall, home of the Mason School of Business at The College of William & Mary on the historic campus.  For more information and registration, visit http://mason.wm.edu/ns_accounting.

The College of William and Mary, located in Williamsburg, Virginia is one of the nation's premier public universities and believes that excellence in teaching is the key to unlocking intellectual and personal possibilities for students. Dedicated to this philosophy, the College provides high-quality undergraduate, graduate and professional education that prepares students to make significant contributions to the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation.

As the second-oldest college in the United States and educational home to many American leaders, the College is revered as the "alma mater of a nation." Its School of Business embraces the entrepreneurial spirit that built the country atop a foundation of business, trade, and economics. Its revolutionary approach to business education with its personalized, experiential model invites energetic thinkers with a will to lead in creating a strong sustainable economy and thriving society.

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SOURCE The Mason School of Business at The College of William and Mary