I have some exciting news for you! We are about to welcome our first guest speaker to campus. And we’ll also celebrate an historic milestone by — for the first time ever! — combining our course sections with Steve Perreault’s sections.
Can it get any more exciting than that? On Monday, instead of meeting in Room 102 of Harkins Hall, we’ll meet in Room 502. That’s right … the conference room in the luxurious penthouse of our headquarters building!
By the way, several of the staircases in Harkins Hall do not go all the way to the fifth floor. So if your staircase ends on the third or fourth floor, please don’t panic! If you can find the Bursar’s Office on the fourth floor, you can use either one of the two staircases (or the elevator) that is closest to that Office.
Our guest speaker on Monday will be Mark Zampino, the Media Communications Director of the Connecticut Society of CPAs. I’ve asked him to speak about professional networking and career development strategies, a topic that you emphasized in your anonymous feedback surveys. In addition, because he is one of the most effective public speakers I’ve ever met, I’d like to ask you to focus on his presentation techniques as well.
We will not have a quiz on Monday, and we will not complete any advance reading assignments for Monday or Wednesday. Our quiz on Wednesday will include one question about the material that we covered in class on Friday (i.e. April 4th), as well as one question about the material that will be presented by Mark Zampino.
So then … what will we do on Wednesday? Well, we’re going to leap into the home stretch of the semester! Each day, we’re going to address a different “special topic” in each of the disciplines of the accounting profession that you’ve covered during your time in the Accountancy program at PC.
First up, on Wednesday, is forensic accounting. We’ll discuss the Libor global banking scandal.
Our Friday plans are still “up in the air” at the moment. As you know, I am presenting the mini-plenary session at our hybrid education / technology conference, and I am hoping to include all of you in our activities.
I may not know until next week if that is possible … so I’ll keep you posted about our plans for Friday.
Regardless of our plans for our Friday class session, your next term project submission will be due on Friday evening at 11:59 pm. Details are listed in the Project 3 page of our course blog. You can access the page by clicking on the Project 3 link under the masthead of our blog’s home page.
Because you may need to provide me with several files, it would be appropriate to upload your material to your team’s Google Drive box. You can find it by going to the Google Drive web site and logging in with your Gmail address and password.
Look for a file entitled “PC Policy” and your team number, which is a number between 01 and 17. Upload your documents to that file, and then send me an email message before the deadline to confirm that you have done so.
Finally, please note that we reviewed the following exhibits in class from our COSO Enterprise Risk Management text: Exhibits 2.5, 3.1, 3.5, 3.7, 4.1, 4.6, 4.7, 4.10, 4.11, 5.1, 5.2, 5.4, 5.5, 5.11, 5.13, 5.14, 5.15, 6.1, 8.2, 8.11, and 10.1. They all appear in the Applications section of the COSO text, which is the second half of the 246 page PDF file that you obtained from the COSO site.