PAC 2023 Annual Conference on Professional Accounting Futures - December 1, 2023

This PAC Conference and related videos has been generously supported by a donation from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (CPAO)




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Speaker Topic and Presenter 

Introduction and Opening Remarks

        Len Brooks, Professor and Director, Professional Accounting Center
        Shauna Brail, Professor and Director IMI
        Dushyant Vyas, Associate Chair, Department of Management, UTM
        Craig Smith, Executive Vice President, Member & Student Services, CPA Ontario

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Panel: Regulatory and Industry Perspectives on Recent Corporate Failures

Presented by  
Carol Paradine, CEO, Canadian Public Accountability BoardWatch RecordingView Slides
Anthony Scilipoti, CEO, Veritas Investment ResearchWatch RecordingView Slides
The Failure of FTX: Lessons from an Investigator, Peter Easton, Professor, University of Notre DameWatch RecordingView Slides
Bank Failures – Silicon Valley Bank and Others, Ethan Heisler, Editor-In-Chief, The Bank Treasury NewsletterWatch RecordingView Slides
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Perspectives on Fraud Prediction Research: 
        From Firms’ Misreporting to Misinformation in the Macroeconomy

        Daniel Beneish, Alva L. Prickett, Chair in Accounting IndianaUniversity

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Activist Short Sellers’ Role in Identifying Corporate Fraud & Failure Risk

        Partha Mohanram, John H. Watson Chair in Value Investing
             Editor-in-chief, Contemporary Accounting Research,
             Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

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Corporate Failures and the Challenges Facing the Audit Profession

        Robert Knechel, Professor, University of Florida

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The Carillion Bankruptcy Case: Where it Led,
        a fireside chat with Len Brooks

        Mark Babington, Executive Director, Regulatory Standards,
             U.K. Financial Reporting Council

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How well do we Understand who the Winners and Losers are from Adverse Accounting Events
        (Frauds, Weakness of Internal Control, KAM Reporting, Going Concern)

        Karim Jamal, Professor, University of Alberta        

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Unveiling Insights from Going Concern Disclosures

        Jingjing Wang, Assistant Professor, University of Calgary

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Closing Remarks & Adjournment

        Len Brooks, Professor and Director, Professional Accounting Center

        Minlei Ye, Associate Director, Professional Accounting Centre

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