Christine Ann Botosan, Financial Accounting Standards Board
Friday, October 4, 2019, 8:10 am – 9:00 am
Impact the Future:  Financial Reporting

Today’s financial reporting system is paper based and designed for human consumption of financial information, not machine consumption. However, investors commonly use financial information in digital formats and computer-based earning models.  The FASB’s mission is to establish and improve financial accounting and reporting standards to provide useful information to investors and other users of financial reports. To continue to meet this mission, the FASB must consider technological advances in the production, distribution, and consumption of financial information. Christine’s talk will share the FASB’s current learning and thoughts on these issues.

Christine Ann Botosan joined the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on July 1, 2016. Prior to joining the Board, Ms. Botosan served as a professor of accounting at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. 

An award-winning professor and researcher, Ms. Botosan has a broad knowledge of accounting issues, with particular expertise in the areas of financial statement analysis and valuation.

Ms. Botosan has served in a variety of roles during her tenure at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. In addition to her tenure as a professor, she served as a leadership fellow in the office of the vice president and as the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Presidential Chair in Ethical Financial Reporting. She was previously the associate dean of graduate affairs and an associate professor of accounting.
Prior to joining the University of Utah in 1999, Ms. Botosan was an assistant professor of accounting at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Previously, she served as a lecturer at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.

Ms. Botosan has served the academic community in numerous ways, and is an immediate past president of the American Accounting Association (having been president from 2014–2015).

A certified valuation analyst and a chartered professional accountant of Canada, Ms. Botosan received her Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Michigan and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada.


Griffin Anderson, Serial Entrepreneur
Friday, October 4, 2019, 9:10 am – 10:00 am

Impact the Future: Paradigm Shifts in Accounting Technology

Many industries have been dramatically transformed by technology. The accounting field is no exception. In today’s environment we are seeing technology transform traditional accounting business models, augment our workflows, continue to challenge traditional notions of reporting, and continue to redefine both the delivery and storage of our accounting information. In Griffin's talk we will explore all of these shifts and their impact on the field.

Griffin is an entrepreneur building accounting software for the cryptocurrency based digital community. He founded Accounting
Blockchain Coalition (ABC), an open, cross-industry nonprofit, focused on addressing accounting and reporting issues arising
from cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technology. Griffin's experience spans the capital markets, IT, and fintech industries.



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