From the focused attention on non-GAAP financial measures to challenges in implementing the new accounting standards, finance executives face an ever-growing need to stay current on the latest reporting developments.

Join KPMG, The J.M. Smucker Company and The University of Akron's George W. Daverio School of Accountancy as we discuss emerging issues and the latest innovations that drive your financial reporting decisions.


Friday, March 24, 2017


8:00 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.


The University of Akron Student Union
303 E. Carroll street
Akron, OH 44325


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Program Agenda

8:00 a.m.–8:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Thomas Calderon – Chair, George W. Daverio School of Accountancy, The University of Akron
8:15 a.m.–9:45 a.m. CFO Roundtable: Current Issues and Challenges Facing CFOs Today
Moderator: Marybeth Shamrock – Partner, KPMG
Mark Belgya – Vice Chair and CFO, The J. M. Smucker Company
Joseph Kohmann – Group Finance Leader & Treasurer, Westfield Insurance Company
Laura Thompson – CFO and Executive Vice President, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Michael Tokich – CFO, Treasurer and Vice President, STERIS Corporation
9:45 a.m.–10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Tax Reform and Legislative Update
John Gimigliano – Principal, Washington National Tax, KPMG
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. SEC Hot Topics
Rob Werling – Senior Manager, KPMG
Neil Yuan – Senior Manager, KPMG
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m.–2:45 p.m. Digital Labor in the Finance Function
David Neely – Managing Director, KPMG
Brian Yeager – Managing Director, KPMG
2:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m.–4:15 p.m. Motivating Employees Through a Deeper Sense of Purpose
Maribeth Burns – Vice President, Corporate Communications, The J.M. Smucker Company
Marybeth Shamrock – Partner, KPMG
4:15 p.m. Closing Comments

More Information

Contact Shelly Stata at 216-875-8064.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

This session is ideal for professionals in audit, finance, treasury and financial reporting. You may qualify for up to seven (7) CPE credits for this seminar. This is a live, intermediate-level program and no advanced preparation or prerequisites are required.

By the end of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • List the key issues facing CFOs today and the evolving CFO agenda
  • Descibe the SEC's key areas of focus for today's financial reporting environment
  • Descibe the role of digital labor in the financial reporting environment
  • Descibe key aspects of the new tax and legislative reforms currently in development