12:20-12:45p.m. Registration

12:45-1:00 p.m. Welcoming Remarks
Speaker: Dr. Gnanakumar Visvanathan, Area Chair of the Accounting Department, George Mason University

1:00-2:40 p.m. Session 1
Speakers: Jerry Arcy, Managing Director, Duff and Phelps.  "Lehman's collapse.  Repo 105/108 transactions:  The anatomy of accounting deception"

Richard Larsen, Distinguished Accounting Professor, School of Business, George Mason University.  "Shooting ourselves in both feet:  Tax and accounting rules that promote offshoring of U.S. jobs"

2:40-2:55 p.m. Refreshment Break

2:55-4:35 p.m. Session 1 Continued
Speakers: Andy Smith, Principal and Senior Managing Director, The McLean Group.  "Best practices in fair value accounting"

Daniel P. Clark, Tax Partner, Ernst & Young.  "Goodwill impairmant and its tax consequences".

4:35-4:50 p.m. Refreshment Break


4:50-6:30 p.m. Session 2
Speakers: Paul Calabrese, CPA and Senior Manager, Rubino & Company, Chartered CPA's and Consultants.  "Federal Grant Compliance:  How to Keep the Money and Stay out of Jail".

4:50-6:30 p.m.  Session 3

Speaker:  Gary Bulmash, Distinguished Tyser Teaching Fellow at the Robert H. Smith School, University of Maryland, "Virginia Ethics Course"

6:30- 8:30 p.m. Northern Chapter's dinner meeting

George Mason University School of Business

Ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 15 percent of all AACSB accredited business schools, the School of Business is one of only 10 percent of business schools worldwide that is accredited in both business and accounting by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International.





Main Campus
School of Business
4400 University Drive, MS 1B1
Enterprise Hall
Fairfax, VA 22030

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