New Business Center Offers Financial
From Dateline (October 23, 2003)
Cal State Fullerton’s College of Business
and Economics has opened the doors of the Center for Corporate Reporting
The new center was established to disseminate information
on current financial reporting issues and interpretations of financial
rules, as well as to publish the results of studies sponsored or
conducted by the center.
“Our goal is to serve as a resource for the
business community in Orange County by promoting ethics, as well
as good governance and reporting practices and disseminating this
information to the investing and professional community,”
said Vivek Mande, professor of accounting and center director.
The center was begun, in part, because of demand
from the business community, which has given the center a good reception,
said Mande. “The comments and input from those in the field
have helped mold the center.”
Among the center’s strengths is its two boards,
with a blend of academic and professional members, including a member
of the Securities and Exchange Commission. “No other center
has SEC officers serving on their boards,” he noted. The boards
will be gathering for their inaugural meeting later this semester.
Earlier this month the new center co-hosted with
Beta Alpha Psi a conference on “Fraud, Ethics and Changes
in the Accounting Profession.”
Next on the center’s schedule is the inaugural
Corporate Reporting and Governance Conference in January. Papers
to be presented at the event are being sought.
“We look forward to our 2004 Corporate Reporting
and Governance Conference, when SEC regulators, nationally recognized
academics and leading business leaders and accountants will share
their views on improving corporate reporting and governance as a
means to restoring investor confidence in markets,” said Mande,
a 2001-02 Academic Accounting Fellow at the Securities and Exchange
Commission’s Office of Eco-nomic Analysis in Washington, D.C.
More information on the center can be found at http://business.fullerton.edu/ccrg/about.htm.
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