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SEC Quarterly Update Q3 Webcast
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SEC Quarterly Update Q3 Webcast

Join us for this quarterly webcast series as we review trends in accounting and auditing, the latest standards updates and developments from the FASB, SEC and PCAOB.

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Vanessa Teitelbaum, Jeffrey Rapaglia, Rohit Elhance, Kendra Decker, Mark Shannon, Matthew Schell, Elizabeth Gantnier, Sean Prince


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What's happening at the SEC?

The SEC Quarterly Update Webcast Series, brought to you by AICPA each calendar quarter, showcases the profession's leading experts discussing what's "hot" at the SEC.

While the specifics of each webcast will change from quarter to quarter depending upon current events, it's always jam-packed with the kind of intelligence you need.

Next webcast in this series:

1/13/2022 SEC Quarterly Update Q4 Webcast

Who Will Benefit
  • Accountants & Auditors
Key Topics
  • Developments from the:
  • FASB
  • SEC
Learning Outcomes
  • Identify developments from the FASB, SEC, and PCAOB
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NASBA Field of Study
Accounting, Auditing
Some knowledge of SEC and FASB developments
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Vanessa Teitelbaum
Vanessa Teitelbaum, CPA, is Technical Director of Professional Practice at the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ). In this role since 2016, she advocates for stakeholders in the audits of public companies. As an in-house expert and resource on auditing and accounting practice issues, Vanessa leads task forces comprised of audit partners and technical experts from the public company audit profession related to proposed standards and other current issues facing the profession. Projects have included development of the CAQ’s Audit Quality Disclosure Framework, Preparing for the New Credit Losses Standard: A Tool for Audit Committees, and the External Auditor Assessment Tool, among other publications. Vanessa has facilitated responses to proposed standards and regulations related to quality management, supervision of other auditors, quarterly reporting, the accelerated filer definition, and independence. Before joining the CAQ, Vanessa served as an audit senior manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Dixon Hughes Goodman, leading audit teams of both large and midsize companies in a variety of industries, including technology, manufacturing, and financial services. Vanessa has over 15 years of audit experience, specialized in SEC financial reporting, technical accounting, and internal control matters. Vanessa is a certified public accountant in Maryland and the District of Columbia. She holds a bachelor of arts in asian studies from Williams College and a master of business administration in accounting and finance from New York University Stern School of Business.
Jeffrey Rapaglia
Jeff Rapaglia is a Partner within Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP’s (DHG) Professional Standards Group. Jeff has extensive knowledge of, and insight into, the key challenges facing the audit profession, including major initiatives undertaken by the regulators and standard-setters. He brings more than 20 years of extensive professional experience, having spent more than three years as Technical Director of Professional Practice for the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), and several years prior as a Senior Manager within the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board’s (PCAOB) Office of Research and Analysis. Prior to these roles, Jeff was Vice President of Financial Reporting for a smaller public financial institution and started his career at a Big Four firm. Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Massachusetts and North Carolina. Jeffrey’s responsibilities include evaluating and enhancing the firm’s audit methodology, authoring knowledge-share content including DHG's comment letter responses to certain regulatory proposals, and developing policies and interpretive guidance on accounting and auditing standards. Jeffrey also serves as an additional technical resource regarding SEC, PCAOB and other public company matters; and continues to be an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the CAQ, with current or past service on various committees and task forces, including the CAQ’s Smaller Firm Task Force and the AICPA's Auditor's Reporting Model and Quality Control Task Forces.
Rohit Elhance
Rohit Elhance is a partner in the SEC Regulatory Matters group and has 20 years of experience serving large multinational and entrepreneurial companies in the areas of audit, risk advisory and transaction services. He has significant capital markets experience and has worked on several IPOs, secondary and follow-on offerings, private placements and audits of public companies. As a partner in Grant Thornton’s National Professional Standards Group, Elhance serves as a national resource offering his experience to Grant Thornton professionals and clients on complex SEC reporting and compliance matters across several industries, including energy, manufacturing, real estate and technology. He actively participates on task forces sponsored by the Center for Audit Quality. Elhance has also led development of several thought leadership publications and conducted training programs focused on audit, accounting and SEC reporting matters in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He works with several Grant Thornton International Ltd member firms on cross-border filing reviews and has worked with Grant Thornton’s member firm in India (on secondment), where he was the national leader for SEC and U.S. GAAP matters and the Practice leader for one of the offices. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, he has worked with Arthur Andersen and Ernst & Young. In addition to audit services, Elhance has handled a variety of engagements, including SOX readiness, due diligence reviews and forensic investigations.
Kendra Decker
Kendra leads the SEC Regulatory Matters group in Grant Thornton LLP’s National Professional Standards Group and has over 20 years of financial reporting, accounting and auditing experience. Kendra began her career in 1997 in the audit practice of Grant Thornton LLP where she served a wide array of public and private companies, primarily in the financial services and technology industries. In her role in audit, she was responsible for developing the audit plan, analyzing internal controls and policies, supervising audit personnel in performing audit procedures, preparing audit reports, and rendering recommendations for improved operations. After nearly 10 years in audit, she transitioned to the National Professional Standards Group where she focuses on SEC regulatory, financial reporting and compliance issues. In this role, she assists the firm’s audit partners and managers in review of SEC filings, including responses to SEC staff comment letters and liaising with SEC staff. She also helps establish, and serves to ensure compliance with, firm policies and procedures as it relates to SEC and PCAOB matters. She became Partner in 2010 and was promoted to her current role in 2018. Professional qualifications and memberships: Certified Public Accountant, Maryland and Virginia, and the District of Columbia Committee Member, Center for Audit Quality, SEC Regulations Committee Panelist, NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Hearing Panel Board Member, Salisbury University Accounting Advisory Board Board Member and Treasurer, Northern Virginia BMX Parents Association Kendra received her Bachelor of Science in accounting and business management from Salisbury University.
Mark Shannon
Mark is a Partner in Crowe’s national office. His primary responsibilities include supporting the audit practice on technical accounting questions and issues related to the rules and regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In this role, he devotes significant effort to the firm’s SEC audit practice – consulting on SEC rules and filing requirements, securities offerings, comfort letters, and comment letters. He serves as a designated liaison to the SEC on practice matters related to accounting, financial reporting, and regulatory issues.
Matthew Schell
Matthew Schell is a partner in the national office of Crowe LLP and located in Washington, DC. Within the national office, his responsibilities include directly supporting the audit practice on complex technical accounting and regulatory issues. He serves as a designated liaison to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the federal financial institution regulators on practice matters related accounting, financial reporting and regulatory issues. Matthew is a member of the CAQ’s Emerging Technology Taskforce and the co-chair of the AICPA’s Digital Assets Working Group.
Elizabeth Gantnier
Elizabeth Gantnier serves as a Professional Practice Partner for various offices in the DHG footprint, providing accounting and auditing services to both privately held and publicly traded companies. In this role she provides support to engagement teams on technical accounting and auditing issues, completes second-level reviews, communicates new developments and monitors the quality of assurance services provided. As a partner in DHG’s Assurance Innovation and Methodology Group, Elizabeth brings more than 30 years of experience to the table. She focuses on statistical audits and has been a National AICPA instructor on technical accounting and auditing topics, winning the AICPA Outstanding Discussion Leader Award multiple years. Liz is the immediate past Chairperson of the Small Firm Task Force Committee of the Center for Audit Quality, a two time past member of the SEC Regulations Committee, a member of the AICPA Peer Review Board and Chairperson of the Standards Task Force, Chairperson of the Auditing Standards Board’s Other Information Task Force, immediate past chairman of the Maryland State Board of Public Accountancy, a two time past member of the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, and a past member of the Center for Audit Quality’s Professional Practice Executive Committee. Before joining Dixon Hughes Goodman, Liz worked with a Big Four firm as a statistical audit specialist, IT audit specialist and as an in-house professional development instructor. She is also a former Vice President of Finance for a publicly held manufacturing firm in Chesapeake, VA. Most recently she was the President and Director of Quality Control for Stegman & Company.
Sean Prince
"Sean is a Managing Director in Crowe's Assurance Professional Practice (or National Office). His primary responsibility is to support Crowe's audit practice with the application and interpretation of complex accounting guidance, including financial instruments, hedge accounting, revenue recognition, and accounting for cryptocurrency. He currently serves as the firm's revenue recognition SME co-leader. Prior to joining Crowe, Sean served for two years as the leader of the accounting advisory practice at a national accounting firm, assisting clients with the application of complex accounting guidance and the implementation of new accounting standards. Sean began his career as a postgraduate technical assistant (PTA) with the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). Sean graduated summa cum laude from Brigham Young University with both Bachelors and Masters degrees in accounting. Sean currently holds an active CPA license in both New York and Connecticut, and is a member of the AICPA and New York State Society of CPAs."

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