• Archive for the ‘Where I’ve Been’ Category

    What Is A Corporate Secretary And Why Am I A Panelist At Their Annual Meeting?

    By • Jun 11th, 2012

    I’m a panelist July 12 for, “Auditors, the Board and Shareholders: An Evolving Relationship,” at the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals Annual Meeting in Washington DC.



    McKenna At Compliance Week Annual Conference 2012

    By • May 30th, 2012

    I’ll be covering the Compliance Week Annual Conference in Washington D.C. next week June 4-6, 2012 at the Mayflower Hotel. The venue alone is worth the price of the ticket! This year I will also be moderating/hosting several panels. See you there!



    McKenna At Georgia Southern Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference

    By • May 24th, 2012

    I spoke at the Georgia Southern University’s Center for Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business Sixth Annual Fraud and Forensic Accounting Conference at the Hilton Desoto, Savannah on May 15-17, 2012. My topic was “Auditors as ‘Whistleblowers': The Auditors’ Responsibility to Report Fraud and Illegal Acts.”



    PCAOB Solicits Input On Auditor Independence and Auditor Rotation Concept Release – Day 2

    By • Mar 23rd, 2012

    For two days this week the audit regulator, the PCAOB, solicited feedback from investors, audit committee members, professional groups like the IIA, former regulators, academics and business leaders on improving auditor independence, professional skepticism, and audit quality.



    PCAOB Solicits Input On Auditor Independence and Auditor Rotation Concept Release – Day 1

    By • Mar 22nd, 2012

    For two days this week the audit regulator, the PCAOB, solicited feedback from investors, audit committee members, professional groups like the IIA, former regulators, academics and business leaders on improving auditor independence, professional skepticism, and audit quality.



    Speaking Engagements, Media Appearances and Conference Attendance

    By • Mar 10th, 2012

    New speaking engagement booked for the CFA Society of Chicago, Securities Traders Association of New York and the Committee for Monetary Research and Education. Links to my presentations at Eastern Illinois University and Columbia University.



    Visit To James Madison University

    By • Jan 2nd, 2012

    I had the pleasure of visiting James Madison University on November 15-16 to meet with faculty in the School of Accounting, some student groups and to speak at the Beta Alpha Psi Initiation Dinner.



    Now Available: A New e-Book on Careers In The Big Four

    By • Nov 30th, 2011

    Available now on the Kindle: re: The Auditors on Careers: A Compilation On Recruiting, Salaries, and the Competitive Employment Landscape



    McKenna Visits North Carolina State University – Update With Text of Speech and Other Info

    By • Oct 23rd, 2011

    I visited North Carolina State University in mid-October at the invitation of Professor Scott Showalter, a retired KPMG partner. Here’s the speech and a few good links for professors and accounting students.



    Mortgage Bankers And The Futures Industry – Two Big Conferences In Chicago This Week

    By • Oct 9th, 2011

    I’m working a double shift this week covering two important conferences in Chicago.

    The 27th Annual Futures Industry Association Futures and Options Expo starts Monday night and runs through Thursday at the Hilton on South Michigan Avenue. I’m really looking forward to the networking sessions, courtesy of my media pass under Forbes.com. Also in town this week is the Mortgage Bankers Association Annual Conference. This promises to be very interesting, especially in light of my new assignment as a columnist for American Banker.