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2013.09.18 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Communications
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: unonews@unomaha.edu

Ethics in Accounting is Topic of Sept. 20 Speaking Event

Omaha - The ethical side of the finance world will be the topic of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Department of Accounting Speakers Series, which returns for its second year this Friday, Sept. 20.

Harold Schroeder, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) member, and James Brackens, vice president of ethics and practice quality for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), will speak at UNO’s Mammel Hall, 6708 Pine St., from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mammel Hall is home to UNO’s College of Business Administration.

Schroeder’s talk is titled “Politics, Economics and Other Trends Affecting Accountants and Investors,” while Brackens’ talk is titled “Ethics – Your Future Depends on It!” Both speakers will address issues relevant for investors, accountants, and business leaders in the current economic climate and public trust in the accounting profession as a whole.

Schroeder has over 30 years experience in investing and financial reporting, serving as a money manager, senior portfolio manager, equity analyst and certified public accountant. Schroeder was appointed to the FASB in 2011 and currently works with the FASB to establish financial accounting standards.

Brackens joined the AICPA in 2006 and is responsible for providing strategic and tactical direction for the group’s ethics division. Prior to joining AICPA, Brackens was a practicing certified public accountant (CPA) and served as a peer reviewer, performing over 300 reviews of small CPA firms.

A continental breakfast will be available from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. before the start of the day’s program. The cost to attend Friday’s event is free for students and $120 for the general public.

Tickets can be purchased at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7582725135.

For general questions or media inquiries, please contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at unonews@unomaha.edu or by phone at 402.554.2129.

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