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Gregory Driscoll, Partner, Department of Professional Practice, KPMG LLP to Speak at KC’s Event on Critical GASB Issues for 2009 on 6/4/09

New York, NY, March 20, 2009 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts announced today that Gregory Driscoll, Partner, Department of Professional Practice, KPMG LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “Critical GASB Issues for 2009”. This 2-hour event is scheduled on June 4, 2009, Thursday, at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

In the last several years, GASB has issued a number of accounting statements that have significantly changed the way government entities report and disclose financial information. This year, certain GASB statements will change how government finance executives do their accounting and financial reporting. Of primary concern will be the continuous redefining of GAAP for state and local governments, as well as other issues resulting to GASB's latest pronouncements. Our experts will attempt to explain what’s going on now and take a look ahead to additional accounting changes that may soon affect the public sector.

About Gregory Driscoll

Greg Driscoll is a partner with the KPMG LLP’s national Department of Professional Practice (DPP) with 15 years of experience in providing audit services to state and local governments and not-for-profit entities.

Since joining DPP in 2003, Greg has been responsible for providing technical assistance and training programs to field personnel primarily in the areas of governmental accounting, auditing and reporting. Prior to joining DPP, Greg spent 10 years serving government clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area, including the City of New York, the New York City Transit Authority, and the New York City Water and Sewer System. From March 2006 through June 2008, Greg served as the KPMG Practice Fellow with the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). While serving in this role, Greg was involved with many GASB projects, including GASB Statement No. 51, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Intangible Assets, GASB Statement No. 53, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Derivative Instruments, the 2007 and 2008 versions of GASB’s Comprehensive Implementation Guide, and GASB’s current project on public-private partnerships. As part of the public-private partnership project, Greg worked with the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board (IPSASB) as they are conducting a similar project, and was the key staff member involved in the issuance of IPSASB’s Consultation Paper, Accounting and Financial Reporting for Service Concession Arrangements.

Greg is a past member of the Special Review Committee for the GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting program and a member of the Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committee of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a frequent speaker on governmental accounting and reporting topics. Greg is a certified public accountant in the State of New York and a graduate of Fairfield University.


KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. It operates in 148 countries and have more than 113,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. Its purpose is to turn knowledge into value for the benefit of its clients, people, and the capital markets. KPMG's member firms aim to provide clients with a globally consistent set of multidisciplinary financial and accounting services, based on deep industry knowledge. KPMG plays an important role in the capital markets, and are highly active in supporting positive reform within its industry to strengthen credibility and confidence. They believe corporate social responsibility is at the heart of all great organizations, and are committed to making a real difference to the communities in which it operates.

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