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​Carol A. Hartley, C.P.A.

Providence College to Host Meeting of American Accounting Association

Providence College will host the Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Accounting Association from Thursday, October 18, through Saturday, October 20, at the Marriott Providence Downtown hotel.

It’s the first time PC has hosted the event and an opportunity to showcase the College’s School of Business, which received accreditation during the summer from AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, Hartley said.  

“We’re pleased to welcome the AAA to Providence and to showcase what Providence College is doing,” said Carol A. Hartley, C.P.A., assistant professor of accountancy, who is program chair for the meeting and incoming president for the Northeast.

About 200 people from as far as Texas and Illinois are expected to attend the three days of programs, which will involve PC faculty and alumni, Hartley said.

The keynote speaker, Jonathan Weil, a columnist for Bloomberg News and a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal, will speak about “A Decade of Accounting Wars” on Friday, October 19, at 8:30 a.m.

Weil’s talk will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Hartley.

The luncheon speaker on Friday will be Gina Raimondo, the Rhode Island general treasurer, who will discuss “Insights into Rhode Island Pension Reform,” discussing changes to the state-administered public employee pension system.

On Saturday morning, Susan M. Esper, C.P.A. ’91, partner at Deloitte LLP and a member of the PC School of Business Advisory Council, will present practitioner perspectives during a panel discussion about “Including Gender in the Discussion: Expanding Opportunities for Gender Related Research in Accounting.”

Martha Conn Hultzman, C.P.A. ’82, a principal in LGC & D and immediate past president of the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants, will share recommendations during a discussion on the recent report of the Pathways Commission about shaping the future of accounting education.    

Professionals can earn continuing professional education (CPE) credit at the meeting and by attending workshops on Thursday, October 18. One, “Moral Courage and Personal Ethical Threshold,” will be taught by Dr. Matthew Eriksen, PC professor of management and department chair.

— Vicki-Ann Downing
 
 
 
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