Adoption of FASB
Interpretation No. 48, Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes, by
public companies is set to begin the first fiscal year beginning after
December 15, 2006. Companies are concerned about a number of potential
challenges accompanying the adoption of FIN 48 because it introduces
an entirely new approach in how companies recognize and measure tax
benefits associated with uncertain tax positions and disclose income
tax uncertainties in their financial statements.
The Knowledge Congress has assembled a panel of prominent experts to
help clarify FIN 48’s requirements during this live, two-hour
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Professional Accounting Fellow in the
Office of the Chief Accountant at the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Former Senior Manager with Deloitte &
Touche LLP. - National Office Accounting Consultation Group where he
was responsible for monitoring activities of the EITF, assisting
practice offices in the resolution of complex accounting and
auditing issues, and developing Deloitte & Touche's accounting
BS Accounting, University of Southern
Joined the Securities and Exchange
Commission as Chief Economist in July 2004.
Mellon Bank Professor of Finance at
the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and
Director of its Center for Financial Markets.
Former President and a member of the
Founding Committee of the Society for Financial Studies, President
of the Western Finance Association, and Executive Editor and one of
the founding editors of the Review of Financial Studies.
Ph.D. Economics University of
Pennsylvania, Undergraduate degree from Princeton University
Overall responsibility for all
professional practice matters, including accounting, auditing,
risk management, and SEC reporting. Significant expertise in
accounting and reporting matters in a number of subjects,
including business combinations and other transaction
structures, as well as accounting for income taxes and stock
working groups and task forces of the Emerging Issues Task
Force (EITF) and the Accounting Standard Executive Committee
of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
MBA from Rutgers
from College of the Holy Cross.
Chairs McDermott Will & Emery's
nationwide state and local tax practice.
Deputy Counsel of the New York
State Department of Taxation & Finance (Former)
Fellow of the American College of
Member of the Executive Committee
of the New York State Bar Association’s Tax Section.
JD St. John's University School of
MBA Rensselaer Polytechnic
National Practice Leader of Tax Operations—Advisory Services.
Member of Ernst & Young's Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 and FIN 48
Former Senior Vice President in the Corporate Tax department of Bank
B.S., University of San Francisco,
SEP, Stanford University, CPA
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