As a Director of the SEC Institute Division of PLI, George teaches workshops dealing with a variety of SEC and FASB related topics. He developed the Institute’s initial “Advanced Accounting and Reporting for SEC Professionals” workshop, as well as workshops in a variety of technical areas including “Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities,” and SOX 404 ICFR audits. Before joining the SEC Institute, George was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Accounting at the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, MN. He was director of the University's Accounting MBA program and also taught in the undergraduate accounting department. He has received the AICPA's Outstanding Discussion Leader Award and the Minnesota State Society's R. Glenn Berryman Award. George also served as Senior Vice President, Operations of Security Financial, where he managed the organization's initial public offering, and as a senior manager with KPMG.
Larry is a retired PwC Audit Partner with 20 years’ experience as an audit partner and 2 years’ experience as the Vice-President of Finance of a Fortune 500 size private manufacturing and distribution company. Larry developed and taught a number of workshops for the former SEC Institute (prior to PLI’s acquisition), including: Accounting for Income Taxes, Business Combinations, Accounting for Share-Based Payments, and Accounting for Variable Interests; and was a keynote speaker at several Midyear and Annual SEC Institute Conferences. Larry also developed and taught a number of workshops for the Colorado Society of CPAs, including: Understanding the Cash Flow Statement, Accounting for Income Taxes and Annual Updates. After retiring from PwC in 2007, Larry was appointed as Distinguished Professor in Residence at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. Larry was also an Adjunct Professor of Accounting at the University of Utah and Seattle University. Larry is currently a Senior Technical Advisor with Lone Peak Valuation Group in Salt Lake City.