Mark Dawkins, AAA President-Elect
Trends in University & Accounting Enrollments, Accounting Hiring, and the CPA Exam – Implications for Accounting Programs & the Profession
Saturday, January 29, 2022, 11:45 am – 1:00 pm PST

Mark DawkinsMark Dawkins, the 2021-2022 President-Elect of the American Accounting Association, joined the faculty of the University of North Florida's Coggin College of Business in 2015 and served as dean for a five-year term before returning to his faculty position in 2020. Previously, he worked for 21 years at the University of Georgia's (UGA) Terry College of Business as an accounting associate professor, associate dean for academic programs and director of diversity relations. Dawkins holds certifications as a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and Chartered Global Management Accountant.

His research interests span bankruptcy, accounting information and the capital markets, and accounting education. His work has been published in notable journals including The Journal of Finance; Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis; Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance; Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting; Journal of Banking and Finance; and Advances in Accounting. He was the recipient of Outstanding Teacher of the Year Awards in 2006 and 2003 and was one of five inaugural recipients of the EY Inclusive Excellence Award for Accounting and Business School Faculty at UGA.

Dawkins is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the National Association of Accountants, the Florida Society of CPAs, the PhD Project, and the Accounting Doctoral Student Association. He holds a doctoral degree in accounting from Florida State University, an MBA and accounting master's from University of Florida, and a bachelor's in management from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Michal Dusza, KPMG LLP
4.01: Panel—The Effect of Covid 19 on Auditing and Lessons Learned
Saturday, January 29, 2022, 10:15 am – 11:45 pm PST

Michal DuszaMichal is an audit partner in KPMG's U.S. Department of Professional Practice (DPP) and has over 20 years of progressive experience both at the regulatory level and in public accounting in the United States and Europe. In his current role, Michal assists audit teams and clients with complex auditing, accounting, and financial reporting matters. Michal also contributes to a number of DPP initiatives, including efforts related to implementation of new auditing standards, strengthening the firm's audit methodology, and training the firm's professionals. Michal also serves as a member of the firm's Audit Quality Support Network.

Prior to his current role, Michal served as a Professional Accounting Fellow in the Office of the Chief Accountant of the SEC between June 2015 and October 2018. In this role, Michal focused primarily on matters involving independent audits, including oversight of the PCAOB, and assessments of internal control over financial reporting (ICFR). He also followed the activities of international auditing standard setters, consulted with registrants on ICFR and accounting matters and related reporting, supported other divisions and offices of the SEC in their interactions with registrants and auditors, and participated in the SEC's various rulemaking initiatives.

Prior to his fellowship at the SEC, Michal worked in KPMG's audit practice planning, conducting, and supervising audits of financial statements and ICFR of public and private companies.

Michal is a certified public accountant in New York and Georgia and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a master's degree in finance and banking from the Warsaw School of Economics/Poland.

Holger Erchinger, KPMG, LLPP
Plenary Panel— Academic Research in Auditing and Assurance to Support IAASB
Friday, January 28, 2022, 8:30 am – 10:00 am PST
4.01: Panel—The Effect of Covid 19 on Auditing and Lessons Learned
Saturday, January 29, 2022, 10:15 am – 11:45 pm PST

Holger ErchingerHolger Erchinger is an audit partner with KPMG LLP in New York and serves as the IFRS Leader in KPMG's U.S. National Office in New York and also as Partner in Charge of the U.S. Germany Corridor within the KPMG LLP U.S. International Business Corridors.

Holger has been with KPMG for 27 years working in various KPMG offices in the United States and in Germany providing audit and consulting services related to U.S. capital markets transactions including IPOs and debt offerings, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, SPAC transactions, accounting conversion and advisory services, and SEC filings and reporting.

Holger also serves on the Advisory Board of the International Association of Accounting Research (IAAER), the G-20Y Association, and the German Banking Institute and is speaking as guest lecturer on a regular basis at Universities and conferences.

Holger is a U.S. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the State of New York and State of Colorado as well as a German Certified Public Accountant (Wirtschaftsprüfer) and Tax Advisor (Steuerberater). He studied business administration at the University of Munich/Germany and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), earned a PhD in Economics and served as professor for international accounting, auditing, and corporate governance at the Berlin School of Economics and Law in Berlin/Germany.

Natalie Klonaridis, IAASB
Plenary Panel— Academic Research in Auditing and Assurance to Support IAASB
Friday, January 28, 2022, 8:30 am – 10:00 am PST

Paul Munter Paul Munter, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Lunch: Update from the SEC's Office of Chief Accountant
Friday, January 28, 2022, 11:30 am – 12:45 pm PST

Paul Munter is Acting Chief Accountant of the Office of the Chief Accountant (OCA) at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He joined OCA as Deputy Chief Accountant for

International Activities in 2019. Prior to joining the SEC staff, he served as professor of accounting at University of Miami and a national office partner for KPMG. He earned his PhD in accounting from the University of Colorado, Boulder and his B.S. and M.S. in accounting from Fresno State University. He is a CPA in Colorado, New York, and Florida.

Todd Shapiro, CEO of the Illinois CPA Society
3.01: Panel: Declining Enrollment in Accounting Programs and Offered Solutions
Friday, January 28, 2022. 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm PST

Todd Shapiro is president and CEO of the Illinois CPA Society. He also serves as president and CEO of CPAs for the Public Interest and ex-officio board member of the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois.
Mr. Shapiro serves on the Accountancy Advisory Board for the University of Illinois Urbana–Champaign, the Association of International Certified Professional Accountant’s National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, and is a Regent and Treasurer with the Lincoln Academy of Illinois. Previously, he served on the AICPA/NASBA CPA Evolution Working Group, AICPA Peer Review Board, and AICPA Future of Learning Task Force. In 2021, he was named to Accounting Today’s list of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the accounting profession for the seventh straight year.
Mr. Shapiro joined the Society in 1998 and served as CFO for 14 years. Prior to joining the Illinois CPA Society, Mr. Shapiro amassed 20 years of financial and managerial experience as director of finance for Unilever, a multi-national consumer package goods company, as well as with Helene Curtis, Quaker Oats, Zenith Electronics and Continental Bank.
Mr. Shapiro earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from the University of Illinois and went on to receive an MBA from DePaul University. He has held various elected offices dating back to 1987. He is a former board member and past President of the Lyons Township High School Board of Education and a former board member and President of the La Grange Park Library District.

Thomas Young, KPMG LLP
4.01: Panel—The Effect of Covid 19 on Auditing and Lessons Learned
Saturday, January 29, 2022, 10:15 am – 11:45 pm PST

Tom has over thirty years of experience as an auditor with KPMG LLP. Throughout his career, he has worked extensively with U.S. listed and private companies across a variety of industries and markets. He is currently a member of KPMG's U.S. Department of Professional Practice, where he leads a global group that provides support to non-U.S. KPMG professionals performing audits under PCAOB standards. Tom is a SEC Reviewing Partner, a foreign filer reviewing partner and an IFRS Reviewing Partner, which are technical partner roles of distinction within KPMG. He also served for over a decade as the lead audit engagement partner for a variety of SEC public and private company financial statement and internal control audit engagements.

Tom is a certified public accountant in Missouri and New York, a graduate of the University of Delaware (BS Acc), and a graduate of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Executive Program. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Accounting Association – International Accounting Section, for which he currently serves as Vice President - Practice