Grant Thornton CEO to Speak at Leaders &
By Andrew Blumberg
Edward E. Nusbaum, CEO and executive partner of Grant
Thornton, one of the largest national
public accounting firms in the world, is the scheduled
speaker for the January installment of the
Carey Business School's Leaders & Legends breakfast
speaker series, to be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m.
on Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel.
With 433 partners and more than 5,000 employees in the
United States, Grant Thornton
provides assurance, tax and business advisory services to a
global roster of clients.
A 27-year veteran with the firm, Nusbaum is also
chairman of Grant Thornton International's
board of governors, is an appointed member of the U.S.
firm's partnership board and leads both the
national and senior leadership teams.
Before becoming CEO, Nusbaum served as the firm's
national managing partner of professional
services, managing partner of the Philadelphia office and
national director of assurance services,
based in New York. He also has chaired the Grant Thornton
International Audit Policy Committee as
well as the U.S. firm's Capital Markets, Assurance Services
Advisory and Strategic Initiatives
Nusbaum, whose remarks are titled "Shaping the
Accounting Profession: Agility in Strategic
Execution," has taken an industry lead in advocating for
reform and tighter controls in the business,
including his five-point plan to restore public trust, the
need for stock-option expensing, prohibiting
auditors from also performing internal controls work, the
need for principles-based accounting, not
rolling back Section 404 requirements for smaller companies
and supporting the FASB position on
The monthly Leaders & Legends breakfast series is
designed to engage business and community
professionals in an examination of the most compelling
issues and challenges facing society today.
Admission to the lecture, which includes breakfast, is $35.
To register and for more information, go
GO TO JANUARY 12,
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