As always, ZGAS is committed to helping you achieve your academic and professional goals. We are holding an array of exciting events to help you learn more about the accounting field, and establish a powerful professional network.
One of the most important events this semester is Fair Value Accounting. Fair Value is the single most important accounting topic that keeps the entire business world in suspense. With an impending US GAAP and IFRS conversion, global businesses will finally obtain a unified reporting system. But what will US companies have to revamp and sacrifice in order to keep up with this change?
This and many other influential topics were discussed in detail by the distinguished professionals in accounting, finance and academic fields. Brian Stevens of KPMG and Kevin Kispert of E&Y introduces the Big 4 view on the fair value debate and pointed out how changing rules will effect accounting professionals. Grace Gao and Mona Nag of Morgan Stanley presented bankers' perspective on the topic, and provided the insights into how one of the leading investment banks in the world is preparing for the conversion and complying with new regulations. Professor Byard of Baruch College helped tie the theory of fair value to its practical application.
Fair Value Accounting event is not only one of the biggest events any student organization at Baruch have hosted this semester (over 100 participants), it is also one of the most beneficial venues for our students. Event helped participants sharpen their technical skills, gain insights into arguably single most important accounting change of the 21 century, and strengthen their network.
I hope you enjoyed the event!
VP of Events Planning - Zicklin Graduate Accounting Society
P.S. Good luck on your finals, and feel free to leave comments, or ask questions about upcoming events; remember ZGAS is here for you!