Tuesday, April 6, 2010

KPMG Chair to Discuss Trust, Confidence and Opportunities

Timothy Flynn, the chairman of KPMG International, will deliver the 23rd Hylton Lecture at Wake Forest University, with a speech called, “Restoring Trust, Building Confidence, Seizing Opportunities.”
Flynn will speak on Thursday, April 15 from 4:45-6 pm in Carswell Hall’s Annenberg Forum on campus. The lecture, hosted by the Wake Forest Schools of Business, is free and open to the public.
Flynn, who also chairs KPMG, has held key leadership positions throughout the company and currently serves as client-service partner for several of KPMG’s largest clients. Member firms for KPMG International have more than 140,000 professionals in 146 countries.
According to his bio, Flynn is dedicated to creating a values-driven culture that helps fulfill KPMG’s “Promise of Professionalism” to its people, its clients and the capital markets it serves. In 2008 he served on the Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession, established by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry M. Paulson Jr. The committee made recommendations to foster a more sustainable auditing profession. Flynn also has been named to the National Association of Corporate Directors’ 2009 Directorship 100 roster, as well as Accounting Today’s 2009 list of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting. He has spoken on leadership, ethics and integrity at several colleges and universities, including Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, Fordham, Howard, Wharton School of Business and Yale.
The Hylton Lecture Series in Accountancy was established in 1980 to honor Delmar P. Hylton, who started Wake Forest’s accountancy program in 1949 and helped build it into one of the top accounting programs in the nation.

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