CPA, Senior Manager, Ernst & Young
Accounting & Auditing Developments in 2006
Robert is an audit senior manager in Ernst & Young’s Banking practice located in Salt Lake City. He has served a broad client base throughout his career at Ernst & Young, including financial services, energy, and manufacturing. Robert’s focus for the past four years has been solely in banking, serving several Top 50 U.S. bank holding companies. His presentation will highlight new standards and proposals affecting financial accounting and reporting issued during 2006.
Scott W. Pickett, CPA
Tax Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC
Stanley D. VanderToolen, CPA
Tax Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLC
Scott has over 26 years of experience in public accounting all with the firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers. He is a tax partner as well as the office managing partner of the Salt Lake City office. Scott has received numerous community awards most recently being named the 2006 United Way Volunteer of the Year for Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties. In addition, Scott is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah teaching in the school’s Master of Accounting program.
Stan joined PricewaterhouseCoopers upon graduation. He has over 15 years of public accounting experience with PwC. Currently, Stan is a tax director in the Salt Lake City office. Stan is recognized as an expert in the real estate area having served a wide variety of significant real estate clients within the Salt Lake market. He is a frequent speaker regarding real estate issues primarily to various real estate trade associations. Stan is actively involved in the community having served on several boards including Ballet West and the Utah Arts Festival.
Val D. Steed
CPA, MA, CITP
Chief Executive Officer, K2 Enterprises
Technology Update & Information Security Update for CPAs
Val D. Steed graduated from Utah State University where he received his Bachelors of Science (BS) in Accounting and his Masters of Accounting (MA). Val was with Hansen, Steed, Bradshaw & Malmrose P.C. for eleven years before leaving to start K2 Enterprises. He has eleven years experience in public practice and has been involved with information systems and the technology industry for over twenty one years. Val will examine some tools and techniques accountants can use to insure the confidentiality and integrity of business information they manage and he will discuss new hardware.