The Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association is Being Held in Providence October 18 – 20th

PROVIDENCE, RI – (October 3, 2012) The Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association is being held in Providence this October 18 – 20th at The Marriott on Orms Street.

To meet the needs of academics and professionals we have planned a program with significant updates on current technical developments, issues from the field, and cutting edge research. We encourage attendance by professionals and new meeting attendees at this affordable CPE with national-level presentations.

The meeting web page which includes details on the program, speaker bios, and pre- meeting CPE is:

We have an exciting program planned with many fine sessions for those with professional CPE interests including two presentations by a FASB Research Director, and a session on XBRL. There are 12-16 hours of CPE available.

Please join us earlier on Thursday for:

Pre-meeting CPE on Moral Courage and Ethics – want to develop a better understanding of moral courage, the Personal Ethical Threshold and organizational conditions that inhibit moral action of its members? Come to this workshop to learn what you can use in your organization and also engage in assessing your Personal Ethical Threshold.

Opening plenary speaker Jonathan Weil an award winning writer for Bloomberg will be followed by a panel of accounting professionals

Technical update sessions by FASB’s Research Director Ronald Lott

Gina Raimondo, R.I. State Treasurer and pension reformer, will speak at lunch

Session on The Ernst & Young Academic Resource Center (EYARC): Professional judgment framework curriculum resources

Panel on The Pathways Commission with member William Ezzell, national managing partner – legislative and regulatory relations, Deloitte LLP and Mark Higgins, Dean at URI, and reactions from RISCPA immediate past President Martha Conn Hultzman of LGC& D.

Panel on Strategic Planning for Accounting Programs that are Metropolitan and Regionally Focused

Panel on XBRL with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Eric Cohen, XBRL Global Technical Leader

Panels on expanding opportunities for Gender Related Research in Accounting Interesting concurrent paper sessions on research in FAR, AUD, TAX, TLC, and more

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