Center for Financial Reporting & Management

Thriving in Today's Changing Business and Economic Landscape

Thursday, May 1, 2003; The Palace Hotel


The local business environment has changed dramatically over the last year with the passing of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, the continuing economic downturn, and the war in Iraq.

KPMG and the Center for Financial Reporting and Management at the Haas School of Business cordially invite you to attend a breakfast seminar on May 1, 2003, at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

This seminar will focus on the new face of corporate governance, as well as how to measure and manage financial risks. We will cover the legal aspects of the auditor and audit committee relationship, the status of the new Public Company Accounting Oversight Board and steps to implement the provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, including a section on internal controls.

Who should attend:

  • Financial Executives (CFOs, Controllers)
  • Audit Committee Members
  • Board Members
  • General Counsel

Program Schedule

7:30-8:00am -- Breakfast and Registration

8:00-12:00pm -- Seminar


Richard M. Buxbaum, Jackson H. Ralston Professor of International Law, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley -- Professor Buxbaum publishes in the fields of corporate law and comparative and international law. He has served on various state and national committees engaged in the drafting and review of corporate and securities legislation.

Articles from the Conference:

James A. Wilcox, Kruttschnitt Family Professor of Financial Institutions, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley -- Jim teaches courses on risk management at financial institutions, on financial markets and institutions, and on business conditions analysis. Jim has received Haas teaching awards several times and has served as chair of the Finance Group at Haas. From 1999 to 2001, Jim was the chief economist at the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. He has also served as senior economist for the President's Council of Economic Advisers and as an economist for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

Barbara A. Carbone, Partner, KPMG LLP -- Barbara is an audit partner in the San Francisco office of KPMG. Barbara has 21 years of experience providing auditing, accounting, and business advisory assistance. She is one of KPMG's specially trained partners, focused on the services they provide relative to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Marc T. Macaulay, Partner, KPMG LLP -- Marc is an audit partner in the San Francisco office of KPMG. Prior to joining the San Francisco office in 2001, Marc was a member of KPMG's Department of Professional Practice with a focus on financial instruments, derivatives, leasing bank regulations, consolidations, and business combinations.


Tiffany A. Rasmussen, Partner, KPMG LLP

Hotel Location, Directions and Accommodations

The Palace Hotel
Address: 2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: (415) 512-1111

The Palace Hotel is located on the corner of New Montgomery and Mission. Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stops at Montgomery Station, which is located in front of the hotel. No-host, valet parking is also available and the Palace Garage is conveniently located across the street forum the main entrance of the hotel.

Please click here for a map and directions.