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PCAOB Public Meeting on Firm Independence and Rotation 

DATE: Oct. 18, 2012 
TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 5:45 p.m. 
SPEAKER(S):
Panel
EVENT: PCAOB Public Meeting   
ADDRESS:
Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business
Rice University
6100 Main St., MS 531
McNair Hall, Suite 127
Houston, TX 77005
CONTACT: (202) 207-9227 

Agenda

 

 8:30 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

 8:40 a.m. Session One Stephen A. Zeff, Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Accounting, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University

 
Enhancing the Audit Committee's Independence from Management, and Possible Explanations for the Lack of Auditor Skepticism

 9:20 a.m. Session Two Karen K. Nelson, Harmon Whittington Professor of Accounting, Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University


Mark W. Nelson
, Eleanora & George Landew Professor of Management and Professor of Accounting, S. C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University

Scott Whisenant, Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Kansas School of Business

 10:20 a.m. Break  
 10:40 a.m. Session Three Henry T. C. Hu, Allan Shivers Chair in the Law of Banking and Finance, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law


Informational Dilemmas: A New Auditor Rotation Idea and “Too Complex to Depict?”

 11:20 a.m. Session Four Robert T. Blakely, Chairman of the Audit Committee, Ally Financial Inc. and Westlake Chemical Corporation; Audit Committee Member, Greenhill & Co and Natural Resource Partners LLC


Kenneth Daly
, President and CEO, National Association of Corporate Directors

Michelle Edkins, Managing Director, Global Head of Corporate Governance & Responsible Investment, BlackRock

Larry Rittenberg, Professor Emeritus, Accounting & Information Systems, Wisconsin School of Business; Audit Committee Chairman, Woodward, Inc.; former Chairman of The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission

 12:20 p.m. Lunch  
 1:20 p.m. Session Five Nathalie Berger, Head of Unit, Audit and Credit Rating Agencies, European Commission


European Commission Proposals for the Reform of the EU Audit Market

 2:00 p.m. Session Six Erik F. Gerding, Associate Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School


Robert A. Prentice
, Interim Chair and Professor, Business, Government & Society Department, McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin

 2:45 p.m. Session Seven Dan M. Slack, CEO, Fire & Police Pension Association of Colorado


Gregory W. Smith
, Interim Executive Director, Public Employees' Retirement Association of Colorado

 3:30 p.m. Break  
 3:45 p.m. Session Eight T. Cory Bleuer, Vice President, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer, BMC Software, Inc.


Daniel J. Cancelmi
, CFO, Tenet Healthcare Corporation

Patrick T. Mulva, Vice President and Controller, ExxonMobil Corporation

 4:45 p.m. Session Nine Cynthia M. Fornelli, Executive Director, Center for Audit Quality


Gaylen R. Hansen
, Partner, Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman PC; Chairman-Elect, National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

W. David Rook, Partner-in-Charge, Firm Assurance and Advisory Services, Weaver and Tidwell, LLP

 5:45 p.m. Conclusion