The New York State Society of CPAs plans to welcome a series of speakers from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board to its September 10 conference on current developments under Sarbanes-Oxley.

Board member Charles Neimeier will keynote the conference at the Helmsley Hotel. Chief auditor Thomas Ray will discuss the PCAOB's standard-setting projects. Martin Baumann, director of the PCAOB's Office of Research and Analysis, will talk about current issues in accounting and auditing, including economic conditions, and proposals from the SEC Advisory Committee on Improvements to Financial Reporting and the Treasury Department Advisory Committee to the Auditing Profession.

Deputy director of inspections Paul Bijou and Division of Enforcement and Investigations director Claudis Modesti will cover PCAOB oversight and current developments in the PCAOB's investigation, enforcement and inspection activities.

Julie A. Erhardt, deputy chief accountant at the SEC's Office of the Chief Accountant, will provide an update on the transition to International Financial Reporting Standards. For more information, visit www.nysscpa.org and click on Continuing Education.

The PCAOB also plans to hold forums for directors and financial executives of small and midsized public companies - part of the PCAOB's Forum on Auditing in the Small Business Environment series. The first forum, hosted by board member Dan Goelzer, is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the Sofitel Hotel in Chicago. The second, hosted by board member Bill Gradison, is Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia. For more information, visit www.pcaobus.org.

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