Ethical decisions amid accounting ambiguity | De Pere

Jun 20 2017

St. Norbert College, Michels Ballroom, 409 3rd St, De Pere
8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Donald J. Schneider School of Business & Economics presents: Ethical decisions amid accounting ambiguity

Your company’s success rests on having a solid financial position, and the pressures of answering to your many stakeholders can be intense. Your financial service advisors uphold the highest ethical standards, and they can help you resist the temptation to alter reported financials in a way that, while misleading, can sometimes still be surprisingly in compliance with certain technical aspects of complex accounting, tax and securities regulations. In navigating the gray areas of accounting, what small justifications are you making that could put you at risk—leading from a potentially unethical decision to an illegal one?

Join Andrew Fastow, former chief financial officer of Enron, as he shares his story of structured finance transactions gone terribly wrong, and how approaches being used today by corporations the world over could be deemed ethically questionable. Andrew will discuss the steps he took in using the ambiguity among the rules to his advantage until it led to one of the largest accounting frauds in history. Learn how having the right perspective and striving to preserve the intentions behind the rules can help you avoid the same mistakes.

Venue

St. Norbert College, Michels Ballroom, 409 3rd St, De Pere

The Ballroom is located on the second floor of Michels Commons. Click here for a parking map.

Time

7:30 a.m. social with continental breakfast. 8-9:30 a.m. presentation.

Cost

There is no cost to attend.

Presenter

Andrew Fastow, former Chief Financial Officer, Enron

Co-sponsors

The Donald J. Schneider School of Business & Economics      Nicolet National Bank      Law Firm of Conway, Olejniczak & Jerry, S.C.      Aon