New York, NY, October 18, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that Brian T. Croteau, Senior Associate Chief Accountant- Office of the Chief Accountant at the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming teleconference entitled: “AS5: Important Updates ”. This 2-hour event is scheduled for October 25, 2007, Thursday, at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org/2007.AS5.htm)
Because of the strict and costly compliance brought by the implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley Act Section 404 to most companies, the PCAOB adopted a new internal control auditing standard or commonly known as AS5, which was approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission. This new Auditing Standard, which replaced the older Auditing Standard No. 2, will implement Sections 103 and 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
The Knowledge Congress has assembled panel of distinguished experts to help make these policies clear to the organizations most impacted. The panel will present their findings, which include best practices in this comprehensive two-hour teleconference.
About Brian T. Croteau
Brian T. Croteau is an Associate Chief Accountant in the Office of the Chief Accountant of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He specializes in auditing matters relating to public companies and leads many of the Commission’s activities with respect to its oversight role over the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Mr. Croteau monitors the development of auditing standards; consults with registrants, audit committee members, and auditors on independence matters; and participates in the development of staff guidance and rule proposals.
Prior to joining the Commission in 2004, Mr. Croteau worked as a senior manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. During his ten-year career at PwC, he performed audits of public and private companies of varying size primarily specializing in the consumer and industrial products industry.
Mr. Croteau is a Certified Public Accountant and he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst where he earned his B.B.A. in accounting.
For more information about Brian Croteau, please visit: http://www.sec.gov/
About The Knowledge Congress
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