Columbus, October 2005 - "The Accounting Profession in Transition: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Change" was the theme of a conference held at the Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University, on October 6-8, 2005. The Accounting Hall of Fame joined with the Academy of Accounting Historians to sponsor the conference. Over 125 accounting professionals, scholars and regulators attended including 17 representatives from other countries – 5 from Turkey, 3 from Japan, 2 from Thailand, 2 from Spain, 2 from Mexico, 1 from Canada, 1 from Australia and 1 from the United Kingdom. The conference included panel discussions and presentations of scholarly papers related to the recent and far-reaching changes in the accounting profession and the regulations and institution within which it functions. Speakers and panelist included senior representatives of the largest public accounting firms, major academic institutions, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. The complete conference program gives the names and affiliations of the panelists, speakers, and authors. A conference proceedings volume is planned for publication early next year.
Panel on "Business Reporting Trends:" (Left to Right) Ray J. Groves (Ernst & Young, retired), James J. Leisenring (International Accounting Standards Board), Edmund L. Jenkins (Financial Accounting Standards Board, retired), Robert H. Herz (Financial Accounting Standards Board), Peter R. Bible (General Motors Corporation), and Arthur R. Wyatt (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).
Panel on "Changes in Auditing:" (Left to Right) Andrew D. Bailey (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission), Edward E. Nusbaum (Grant Thornton), Jane F. Mutchler (Georgia State University), William R. Kinney (University of Texas at Austin), Barry W. Huff (Deloitte & Touche), and Raymond J. Bromark (PricewaterhouseCoopers).
Panel on "Public Policy and Politics in Accounting:" (Left to Right) Stephen A. Zeff (Rice University), Eugene H. Flegm (General Motors Corporation, retired), J. Michael Cook (Deloitte & Touche, retired), James Don Edwards (University of Georgia, retired), David J. H. Watson (Legislator and Businessman, Australia), James S. Turley (Ernst & Young), and Gary J. Previts (Case Western Reserve University).
Luncheon Speaker: Andrew D. Bailey (Deputy Chief Accountant, U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission).
Dinner Speaker: Bill Gradison (Member, Public Company Accounting Oversight Board)
Panel on "Education, Research, and the Accounting Profession:" (Front Row, Left to Right) Yuji Ijiri (Carnegie Mellon University), Shyam Sunder (Yale University), Jean C. Wyer (PricewaterhouseCoopers), Nicholas Dopuch (Washington University); (Back Row, Left to Right) Robert Sack (University of Virginia), James A. Ohlson (Arizona State University), Jonathan C. Glover (Carnegie Mellon University).