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    Robert H. Herz, CPA, FCA, Former Chairman, Financial...
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    Robert H. Herz, CPA, FCA, Former Chairman, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
    A Conversation with Bob Herz
    Monday Plenary, August 8, 2011 ~ 8:30 am–9:45 am

    Robert H. Herz was Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), from July 2002 through September 2010. Previously, he was a senior partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Prior to joining the FASB, Mr. Herz was PricewaterhouseCoopers North America Theater Leader of Professional, Technical, Risk & Quality, and a member of the firm's Global and U.S. Boards. He was also President of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Foundation, which supports college and university activities. He also served as a part-time member of the International Accounting Standards Board. Mr. Herz is a U.S. Certified Public Accountant, a U.K. Chartered Accountant, and a gold medal winner on the uniform CPA examination.


    Mr. Herz has authored numerous publications on a variety of accounting, auditing and business subjects, including the book, The Value Reporting Revolution: Moving Beyond the Earnings Game, which he co-authored. He is a frequent speaker at major business and accounting conferences, is regularly quoted in the major news media, and has appeared on a number of television and cable business shows.

    Among Mr. Herz's other activities, he chaired the AICPA SEC Regulations Committee and the Transnational Auditors Committee of the International Federation of Accountants, and served as a member of the Emerging Issues Task Force, the FASB Financial Instruments Task Force, the American Accounting Association's Financial Accounting Standards Committee, the SEC Practice Section Executive Committee of the AICPA, and the International Capital Markets Advisory Committee of the New York Stock Exchange. He has also served on various public policy commissions and governmental advisory groups.


    A Conversation with Bob Herz
    An arm-chair discussion with former FASB Chairman Bob Herz on issues of most interest to AAA members, including his perspectives on accounting standard setting, international convergence of accounting standards and potential use of IFRS in the U.S., challenges and opportunities facing the reporting system, and accounting education and research.