D. Reed Wilson, CPA, CMA Technical Accounting and SEC Reporting Consultant
Reed develops and teaches SEC Institute’s Form 10-K In-Depth Workshop and Lease Accounting Workshop. He has taught for SEC Institute since 2011 and also teaches for Financial Executives International (FEI). He is an advisory member of FEI’s Committee on Corporate Reporting, which monitors and responds to issues relating to accounting, auditing, and external reporting. Reed provides consulting guidance to public and private companies on business combinations, joint venture formations, and various technical accounting issues.
Reed had a 36 year career at ExxonMobil Corporation, where he was the senior accounting policy advisor responsible for developing and implementing corporate accounting policy, reviewing material business transactions, and preparing SEC filings. Reed was a member of the IASB Global Preparers’ Forum, the Accounting Committee of the American Petroleum Institute, and the European Oil and Gas Committee, where he participated in preparer advocacy efforts related to regulatory initiatives. Reed has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Rice University and a degree in economics.
George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA
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.