CORVALLIS - Oregon State University's College of Business 2005 Financial Accounting Conference is scheduled for Thursday, May 12, at the campus' CH2M-HILL Alumni Center.

Registration deadline for the all-day program is Thursday, May 5. Cost for the program is $150 per person or $125 per person for groups of two or more participants. For information, see the Web site at or call 541-737-4276. Participants are eligible to earn eight hours of continuing professional education credit.

Among the morning topics scheduled are "Current Accounting Issues at the FASB" by Katherine Schipper, of the Financial Accounting Standards Board; and "Financial Reporting: The U.S. Justice Department's Investigation of Enron" by John R. Kroger, assistant professor of law at Lewis and Clark College and a former prosecutor on the U.S. Justice Department's Enron Task Force.

Afternoon sessions include "The View from the SEC" by Jonathan Sokobin, deputy chief economist with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission; and "View from a Registrant" with Bob Laux, director of external reporting, Microsoft Corp., and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant's Special Committee on Enhanced Business Reporting.

The conference wraps up with "A Glimpse of the Future," presented by Neal West, director of Assurance Services, Moss Adams LLP, and member of the AICPA's Center for Public Company Audit Firms Executive Committee.

The conference is hosted by the College of Business Accounting Advisory Council.

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Roger Graham, 541-737-4028