MAcc Distinguished Speaker Series

The Rice MAcc hosts wide-ranging speakers throughout the academic year to broaden students’ understanding of various facets of the public accounting profession, standard setting and regulation.




Date Speaker Topic
February 8, 2018

Mr. Stacy Arent
Partner, People Advisory Services, EY

Accounting???
January 25, 2018 Ms. Amy Sutton
Partner, Washington National Tax Passthroughs Office, Deloitte
Life Lessons Learned During a Career in Big Four Public Accounting
November 1, 2017

Ms. Donna Hiller
Director of Qualifications, Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

The CPA Exam and the Accounting Profession
October 25, 2017

Ms. Barbara Duganier 
Director, Buckeye Partners, MRC Global, and National Association of Corporate Directors

A Leadership Journey...What's your Next Stage?
September 28, 2017

Mr. Phil Wedemeyer 
Director, Atwood Oceanics, Inc., Willbros Group, Inc., Trinity Steel Fabricators, and HighGround Advisors 

Politics, Regulation and Auditing: A Perspective
March 23, 2017

Mr. Marc Folladori
Senior Counsel, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Where Law and Accounting Intersect
February 13, 2017 Mr. David Walther
Director, RSM Transaction Advisory Services, RSM
Transaction Services in Public Accounting
January 30, 2017 Dr. Purvez Captain
Global Leader for Oil and Gas Transfer Pricing and Economics, EY
 
Transfer Pricing: An Overview
November 18, 2016

Dr. Michael Granof
Faculty, University of Texas at Austin and Board Member, Governmental Accounting Standards Board

Challenges in the State and Local Government Accounting Model

November 4, 2016

Dr. Wei-Guo Zhang
Board Member, International Accounting Standards Board

The First 15 Years of IASB: Achievements and Challenges
October 21, 2016

Mr. John Fogarty
Partner, Deloitte and past chairman, Auditing Standards Board

Audit Issues Related to Management Estimates and Management Review Controls
October 19, 2016

Ms. Donna Hiller
Director of Qualifications, Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

The CPA Exam and the Accounting Profession