Richard H. Gesseck, CPA, Partner, J.H. COHN LLP to Speak at KC’s Preparing for the Audit in 2012

The Knowledge Group has announced today that Richard H. Gesseck, CPA, Partner, J.H. COHN LLP, will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “Preparing for the Audit in 2012 LIVE Webcast” scheduled for September 14, 2012 from 12pm-2pm (ET).
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Aug. 28, 2012 - PRLog -- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Richard H. Gesseck, CPA, Partner, J.H. COHN LLP, will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “Preparing for the Audit in 2012 LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for September 14, 2012 from 12pm-2pm (ET).

About Richard H. Gesseck

Dick has over 40 years of public accounting experience, including 20 years as a partner with Ernst & Young and ten years as a partner with regional firms. He has served middle-market, publicly and privately- held manufacturing, distribution, and hi-tech entities, including those in the development stages and alternative energy (wind and solar).

Dick is a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board Small Business Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the Connecticut State Board of Accountancy and a past president of the Connecticut Society of CPAs. Dick has lead hundreds of accounting and auditing seminars and conferences and served for many years as an adjunct professor at Connecticut universities. Dick has authored several audit courses for the AICPA including “Applying Risk Assessment Standards to Smaller Business Audits” and “Applying the PCAOB’s Risk Assessment Standards to Smaller Public Entities.” Recently he updated the AICPA’s Audit Guide “Assessing and Responding to Audit Risk in a Financial Statement Audit” as of March 1, 2012 for the ASB’s “clarity standards.” Dick has served on several boards and chaired audit committees of both publicly and privately-held entities.


One of the leading accounting and consulting firms in the United States, J.H. Cohn LLP specializes in audit, accounting, tax, and business consulting services for public and private companies and not-for-profit organizations. Since 1919, the Firm's philosophy has remained constant: to provide a highly personalized approach to each client, with intelligent guidance and solutions driven by technical and industry expertise that positively affect client profitability and growth. J.H. Cohn has cultivated a reputation for strategic insight, proactive leadership, unwavering integrity, and a genuine concern for clients and their businesses.

To help clients think and act across national boundaries, J.H. Cohn is an independent member of Nexia International, a global network of independent accountancy, tax, and business advisors and the tenth largest provider of audit and advisory services worldwide. The Firm has offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and California.

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Event Synopsis:

Recent Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) guidance may affect how to conduct audits in 2012. Expected changes in auditing standards, auditing process may necessitate a new look at how to manage compliance. Auditors and public companies must be aware of these changes to remain in compliance and avoid restatements.

The Knowledge Group has assembled a panel of key thought leaders and experts to help you make more thoroughly understand the substantive topics that may affect auditing standards this 2012.

They will address the following key issues:

- Proposed Auditing Standard on Communications with Audit Committees and Related  
 Amendments to PCAOB Standards
- Implementation of clarified SAS for year-end 2012 audits
- What to anticipate for the Internal Audit by 2012
- Up to the minute regulatory updates

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

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The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries.  For further details, please visit the organization’s website:
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