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FASB chairman to deliver 22nd Hylton Lecture at WFU


April 1, 2009

Robert Herz, chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), will deliver the 22nd Hylton Lecture at 11 a.m. April 17 at Wake Forest University.  Herz will speak on the convergence of international financial reporting standards (IFRS) with generally accepted accounting practices (GAAP) in the United States.

The event will be held in Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312, and is free and open to the public.

Herz has served as chairman of the FASB since 2002.  He was previously an officer with the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers and was a member of the International Accounting Standards Board.  He has authored numerous publications on accounting, auditing and other business subjects and is quoted regularly in the media.

The Hylton Lecture Series in Accountancy was established in 1980 to honor Delmar P. Hylton, who started Wake Forest’s accountancy program in 1949 and helped build it into one of the top accounting programs in the nation before retiring in 1991.  He died in December 2008.

Today, Wake Forest’s Wayne Calloway School of Business and Accountancy, named for one of Hylton’s students, offers a five-year Master of Science in Accountancy degree, in addition to undergraduate majors in accountancy, finance, mathematical business and business and enterprise management.  The Calloway School recently launched a project to integrate IFRS throughout its accounting curriculum.  The work is being funded with grants from the PricewaterhouseCoopers Charitable Foundation.

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Robert Herz, chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.
Robert Herz, chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.
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