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SEC Reporting Skills Workshop 2018

 
Author(s): George M. Wilson, Cheryl L. Linthicum, Bob Laux
Practice Area: Accounting
Published: Mar 2018
ISBN: N/A
PLI Item #: 219614

Bob Laux is an Associate Director at the SEC Institute, a Division of Practising Law Institute, and is responsible for conducting programs on various reporting and financial accounting topics. Bob is also the North American Lead for the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).  The IIRC is a global coalition of regulators, investors, companies, standard setters, the accounting profession and NGOs promoting communication about value creation as the next step in the evolution of corporate reporting.  Previously, Bob spent 16 years at Microsoft Corporation, most recently as the Treasury Controller.  Prior to joining Microsoft in 2000, Bob was an Industry Fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) where he was responsible for coordinating the activities of the Emerging Issues Task Force.  Prior to joining the FASB, Bob spent eight years at General Motors.

 

Bob’s external corporate reporting related activities include:

  • Member of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Board of Directors
  • Member of the American Accounting Association (AAA) Audit Committee
  • Member of the AAA’s Finance Committee, 2014-2017
  • Member of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) Global Preparers Forum, 2007-2017
  • Member of the IASB’s XBRL Advisory Council, 2009-2013
  • Member of the AICPA’s Board of Directors, 2008-2010
  • Member of the Center for Audit Quality SEC Regulations Committee, 2006-2009
  • Member of the AICPA’s Accounting Standards Executive Committee, 2001-2004


Cheryl is Professor of Accounting and former Associate Dean, College of Business at the University of Texas, San Antonio. She served as Academic Fellow at the U.S. SEC in 2005-2006 in the Office of the Chief accountant, and in 2007-2008 at the Division of Corporation Finance, where she participated in IFRS filing reviews and led staff training. She teaches financial and international accounting at the undergraduate, executive MBA and PhD levels and has been honored with college level and university-wide teaching awards.

Her research interests include the application of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and SEC reporting issues, including SEC comment letters and IFRS reporting.  Her publications appear in Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of International Accounting Research, Accounting Horizons, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of International Financial Management and Accounting, CPA Journal, Strategic Finance, and the Multinational Business Review. Cheryl is the past President of the International Accounting Section of the American Accounting Association.


George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA

Director
SEC Institute, a Division of PLI

 

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.