New York, NY, October 18, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that Samuel Guzman, Jr., Assistant Chief Auditor with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) 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 a 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 Sam Guzman
Samuel M. Guzman Jr., CPA, is currently an Assistant Chief Auditor for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) in Washington, DC. He works in the Office of the Chief Auditor, assisting in the development of auditing and related professional practice standards.
Prior to joining the PCAOB in October 2005, Mr. Guzman was a US GAAP Consultant for Electronic Data Systems (EDS). There he was responsible for compliance with US GAAP for the Eastern region of the United States. Mr. Guzman joined EDS in 2004. Prior to joining EDS, he was in the Assurance practice of Deloitte & Touche.
Mr. Guzman earned a B.S. degree in accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a certified public accountant in Virginia.
About Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)
The PCAOB is a private-sector, nonprofit corporation, created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, to oversee the auditors of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, fair, and independent audit reports.
For more information about Samuel M. Guzman Jr. and PCAOB, please visit: http://www.pcaobus.org/
About The Knowledge Congress
The Knowledge Congress is an organization that produces teleconferences that examine regulatory changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour teleconferences to study the impact of changing regulations.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.