Mark Your Calendar: SEC Roundtable and Insights
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) have announced the panelists for the upcoming roundtable on May 10, covering second-year experiences with the reporting and auditing requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act 2002 related to companies’ internal control over financial reporting. The following day, May 11, KPMG’s 404 Institute is offering a webcast on the lessons learned and insights from the roundtable.
The roundtable is scheduled to take place from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. E.D.T. on May 10, 2006, at SEC headquarters, 100 F. Street N.E. Washington, D.C. Public seating will be on a first-come, first served basis, with doors opening at 8:00 a.m. E.D.T. The roundtable will address a number of topics, including:
- overview of the second year;
- management’s evaluation and assessment
- the audit of internal control over financial reporting
- the effect on the market
- the next steps
Roundtable panelists will include:
- Philip D. Ameen, General Electric Company
- The Honorable Charles A. Bowsher, Former Comptroller General of the United States
- Frank H. Brod, Microsoft Corporation
- William J. Brunner, First Indiana Corporation
- The Honorable Mary K. Bush, Bush International, Inc.
- H. Rodgin Cohen, Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
- J. Michael Cook, Audit committee chair/member, various companies
- Nick S. Cyprus, member of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission
- Alex Davern, National Instruments
- Robert W. Davis, CA, Inc.
- Samuel A. DiPiazza, Jr., PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited
- Timothy P. Flynn, KPMG LLP
- The Honorable Barbara Hackman Franklin, Board member, various companies
- Kimberly Parker Gavaletz, Lockheed Martin Corporation
- Susan C. Gordon, CBS Corporation
- The Honorable Joseph A. Grundfest, Stanford Law School
- Keith E. Holmberg, British Petroleum
- Michele J. Hooper, The Directors’ Council
- Jay Howell, BDO Seidman LLP
- John J. Huber, Latham & Watkins LLP
- Dennis A. Johnson, California Public Employees’ Retirement System
- Gregory J. Jonas, Moody Investors Service
- Leo L. Kessel, Deloitte & Touche LLP
- Robert J. Kueppers, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP
- Lee Level, Computer Sciences Corporation
- Peter D. Lyons, Shearman & Sterling LLP
- Michael J. McConnell, Shamrock Capital Advisors
- Peter F. Minan, KPMG LLP
- Edward E. Nusbaum, Grant Thornton LLP
- Robert C. Pozen, MFS Investment Management
- Monte N. Redman, Astoria Financial Corporation and Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association
- Bruce A. Renihan, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
- Kurt N. Sacht, Centre for Financial Market Integrity of CFA Institute
- Stephen A. Sherwin, Cell Genesys, Inc.
- Damon A. Silvers, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
- Garrett L. Stauffer, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
- Shelley S. Stein, Grant Thornton LLP
- Tom Szlosek, Honeywell International Inc.
- Dr. Albert M. Teplin, Audit committee chair/member, various companies
- John A. Thain, NYSE Group, Inc.
- James S. Turley, Ernst & Young
- Richard G. Ueltschy, Crowe Chizek & Company LLP
- The Honorable David M. Walker, Comptroller General of the United States
- David P. Warren, The Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc.
- Karen Hastie Williams, Board member, various companies
- Ann Yerger, Council of Institutional Investors
The 404 Institute webcast will be held Thursday, May 11, 2006, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET. Bob Lipstein, National Partner in Charge, Sarbanes-Oxley 404, KPMG LLP, will discuss the experiences some companies have had during year two and share insights into future opportunities. He will be followed by Peter F. Minan, National Managing Partner-Audit KPMG LLP, who will provide an overview of discussions from the previous day’s roundtable.
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