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Meet the Leadership Team and Faculty Behind IASeminars

Whatever your requirements are for training in international accounting, you can be assured that IASeminars are ready to deliver. Offering topics such as IFRS, US GAAP, IPSAS, Management Accounting and Banking Regulation, here at IASeminars we are passionate about helping you progress your professional development now and throughout your career.

IASeminars Offer Client Focused Solutions

IASeminars was founded back in 2002 and have offices in London, Washington D.C, Toronto and Cape Town as well as a global faculty of over 20 subject-matter experts. Not only do we offer over 100 public events in major cities globally, but we also offer bespoke in-house training courses, ensuring the knowledge you seek is tailored to your specific needs and brought to your doorstep.

Most importantly our customer focussed culture influences everything that we do. Our customer support and account management team will work to provide you with the best customer experience. You can be confident that we won’t sell you courses that don’t suit your needs, instead we want our courses to meet your unique requirements. We think this is why our clients come back to us time and time again. And with a client list which includes Fortune 500 companies, financial regulators, accounting bodies, as well as noted public sector clients we are considered a market leader in this field of training.

We know that location is an important part of your buying decision. We chose our venue cities carefully. Our main financial hub cities offer you opportunities for combining training with other business and of course for enjoying the surroundings.

We pride ourselves on having never been a faceless organisation. Our staff have been with us for many years now and take pleasure in helping you progress through your career.

Management Team

Our Account Managers

Taking the lead in looking after you.

Deborah FyfeManaging Director

Deborah FyfeManaging Director

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Since the day I arrived at IASeminars (over 10 years ago!), I have been struck by our teams' unfailing commitment to great customer service and satisfaction. Leading the IASeminars team is a such a pleasure because they are a dedicated group of professionals who are united by a common goal. We are truly lucky to collaborate with a global network of clients and faculty which brings fun, variety and a fair share of interesting challenges to our working lives! Whether my day is spent discussing new product with our managers, meeting faculty, reviewing our schedule or working with our prestigious In House Training clients, it is always rewarding.

Helen GallonChief Customer Officer

Helen GallonChief Customer Officer

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Every day at IASeminars is different thanks to all of our clients who share not just their professional stories, but personal ones too. It is such an honour to see so many return and recommend us. I’m proud of our high customer retention rate and take genuine pleasure in getting to know every one of our customers. Listening to you all ensures that we plan for the best possible client experiences.

Donna BeckCustomer Service & Events Supervisor

Donna BeckCustomer Service & Events Supervisor

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I love the variety that my role brings, especially speaking to our wonderful clients – old and new, and from all corners of the globe! Whether it be assisting you with your course booking or helping you with your visa application and accommodation, I am here to help in any way I can!

Our Back Office Managers

Ably supporting our business.

Anita RodenburgFinance & Administration Manager

Anita RodenburgFinance & Administration Manager

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“I take real pleasure in managing our events to make sure that every detail of every event is set up to give our clients and instructors the best experience possible. Event management provides a real contrast to my work in finance where I keep a keen eye on the numbers, ensuring that costs are controlled, and the books are balanced.

Zsuzsanna MacPhersonProject Manager

Zsuzsanna MacPhersonProject Manager

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My role allows me to use my project management skills across a variety of tasks from marketing to online learning with much more in between. I have a flair for design and keen eye for detail - nothing gets past me that's not of the highest quality. With all of this life is never dull!

Melinda KovacsProject Assistant

Melinda KovacsProject Assistant

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I love my job because every day is a new challenge. I'm involved in a great variety of projects, and I thrive when I'm busy and learning new skills. I work with a team of great people who are supportive and together we aim to take the best care of our customers.

Our Faculty and Product Managers

Ensuring relevance and quality.

Bill KempHead of IFRS Faculty – Senior instructor

Bill KempHead of IFRS Faculty – Senior instructor

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No matter how long I have been presenting seminars, I always look forward to the next one. But how can that be, if they’re about accounting and financial statements? Because of the delegates, every event is different. They come from all over the world, are thrown together but make connections and find that they have a great deal in common, while sharing perspectives and insights. And, a little known secret here, they usually have fun.

Peter DouglasProduct Director

Peter DouglasProduct Director

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Working with the IASeminars team is a genuinely rewarding experience. I love that the team is constantly striving to ensure our training and customer experience are nothing short of excellent. We are now expanding on our fantastic catalogue of courses and I’m proud to be part of the innovation.

Charles DuncanChief Academic Officer

Charles DuncanChief Academic Officer

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At IASeminars we are always looking for ways to improve. We are delighted that our clients recognise the quality of our courses and I love playing a role as we innovate further to enhance the enjoyment and effectiveness of our courses.

Our Faculty of Specialist Instructors

Every one of our instructors is chosen not just for their extensive technical knowledge but for their ability to communicate complicated topics in an interactive and engaging style. 

Isabelle Andernack

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Isabelle Andernack is a French Chartered Accountant (Expert-comptable) and a Member of the French financial analysts’ institution (Société française des analystes financiers SFAF). She has some 20 years of professional experience in both the private and public sectors, including such activities as training, accounting, and managing the transition to new accounting systems. She also has significant experience in planning and implementation of an organization's transition to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS). Isabelle has worked on many high-profile accounting and audit training and consulting engagements in the public and private sectors. For example, she has recently implemented an ERP (enterprise resource planning) system for an international organization where she had previously led the conversion from cash accounting to accrual accounting under IPSAS, in order to improve its management and long-term financial and business strategy. Isabelle, who is fluent in English and French, is also a lecturer at EDHEC, ESSEC, Paris Dauphine University and at SFAF (Training Centre for Financial Analysts). She is the author of L'essentiel des IFRS (Eyrolles), foreword of Philippe Danjou, IASB Board Member as well as Interpretation and Application of IPSAS (Wiley), with Caroline Aggestam Pontoppidan.

Kevin Appleby

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Kevin Appleby delivers management accounting training in Europe. He is a Chartered Accountant who works as a management consultant and business coach. He supports clients in developing strategy, planning and budgeting, cost control and performance management. When not working with clients, Kevin is equally at home in the classroom teaching all these subjects. His training is vividly illustrated with experience gained across a 30 year career of putting theory into practice to solve real life business issues. Kevin’s career covers both private and public sector. He qualified with BDO before becoming business accountant for ICI’s European plastics business. A consulting career with PwC and later with smaller niche consultancies have led him to work with companies that include Novartis, Virgin, EDF and Scottish Power. Kevin’s public sector experience includes clients in defence, transport and local government. One of the highlights of his career was his involvement in London 2012 developing performance reporting for the construction of the Olympic Park. His most recent experience includes implementing zero based budgeting for coal fired power stations and applying his activity based costing and financial modelling experience to clients in health and social care.

Nick Auer

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Nick Auer is a qualified accountant and a learning and development practitioner with 20 years’ experience in the public and private sectors.  He designs and delivers bespoke training programmes and has significant experience in financial reporting, financial management, commercial awareness, value for money and performance improvement.  Nick works with clients to implement training strategies, analyse training needs and evaluate training. Nick has designed and delivered many financial reporting programmes including a variety of open and client specific IFRS, IPSAS, UK GAAP and US GAAP courses.  These range from basic to advanced and look at areas like Property Plant & Equipment, Intangible Assets, Employee Benefits, Leases, Financial Instruments, Provisions, Revenue Recognition, Business Combinations and Group Accounting. Nick also delivers a whole range of other financial and soft skills training including business partnering, budgeting, in-year management, cost control, investment appraisal, procurement and contract management. Nick’s work on Business Partnering includes helping delegates to get a better understanding of personality preferences, improving influencing skills, presentation skills, leadership and improving the effectiveness of teams so that clients end up making better business decisions. Nick also trains clients on improving their consulting skills. Nick has done a lot of work in UK public sector including the Ministry of Defence, Health Trusts e.g. Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital, Local Authorities, the Home Office and the UK Border Agency. He has also worked with Clients across many sectors in the private sector. Nick is the Finance Director of a small UK consultancy.

Ervin L. Black

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Ervin L. Black, Ph.D., currently serves as the Director of Executive Education and John T. Steed Chair and Professor of Accounting In the Michael F. Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Washington in 1995 with specialities in Accounting, Finance, Statistics and Economics. He previously held faculty positions at Brigham Young University, University of Arkansas, and University of Wyoming. Professor Black’s research and teaching are primarily in the financial, managerial, and international accounting areas, with emphasis on examining the usefulness of firm financial characteristics in different settings related to management decisions. Journals in which he has published include The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting and Economics, Accounting Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, Accounting Horizons, and the Journal of the American Taxation Association. Professor Black is active in the International and Financial Reporting Sections of the American Accounting Association, having served as the President of the International Accounting Section. He also served on the AAA council for 3 years and served as an editor of the Journal of International Accounting Research for 12 years. In addition to his academic endeavours, Dr. Black has consulted and done expert work for various companies/firms including KPMG, PWC, Barclay’s Global, CPAexcel, and BeckerCPA.

Chris Boland

Chris Boland

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Chris Boland is a professional IFRS consultant specializing in assisting clients with their transition from Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the application of new IASB standards. He is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant, and a Certified Management Accountant. Chris has extensive experience with matters such as IFRS, US GAAP and ASPE. Prior to establishing his public accounting practice and teaching career over 10 years ago, Chris was General Manager (Accounting, IFRS, Internal Controls) at Canada Post Corporation. His earlier positions at other organizations included being CFO (public and private companies); VP Finance; Director of Tax and Treasury, Controller; and Manager of Financial Reporting. He was also an Auditor. Chris has over 30 years’ experience including experience in sectors which include telecommunications and software.

Linda Hayes

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Linda Hayes

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Linda Hayes is a Chartered Accountant who teaches many courses on intermediate and advanced financial accounting topics under IFRS.  Her previous experience at ATB Financial (an Alberta Financial Institution) included external reporting under IFRS, accounting for derivatives and hedging, foreign exchange and general ledger management. Linda has been teaching at both the undergraduate and MBA level for over 15 years, and has also been involved in training candidates for the Canadian Chartered Accountant designation. Her work experience also includes six years of public accounting at Deloitte and Grant Thornton, as well as other industry experience. Linda has a degree in Business Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration.

Doug Hicks

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Doug Hicks

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Douglas T. Hicks is a consultant, author and educator focusing on the managerial costing needs of small and mid-sized companies.  Over the past 33 years, he has worked with over two hundred businesses to help them develop the cost information they need for effective pricing, product/service line management, customer relationship, capital investment, cost reduction and other critical decisions.  His clients have ranged from $2 million to over $3 billion in annual sales and have included firms in health care, packaging, distribution, printing and marketing services as well as automotive, aerospace, food, furniture, heavy-duty equipment and other manufacturing industries.  Doug has also been a frequent speaker and seminar leader on management accounting topics for both trade groups and professional associations, including the Institute of Management Accountants.  His articles have been published in a wide variety of professional and trade magazines and his three books on costing issues have sold over 15,000 copies worldwide.

Bronwyn Kemp

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Bronwyn Kemp

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Bronwyn Kemp is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA) and Registered Auditor with the South African Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors and is currently the Head of Audit for Tabaldi Education, and a faculty member at IASeminars. Bronwyn has had 20 years of experience in the auditing profession in both the private and public sectors. Bronwyn served her training contract at PricewaterhouseCoopers and has since spent time as an audit partner of a small practice, senior management at a medium-sized national audit practice and as a senior audit manager and engagement leader for the Auditor General South Africa. She has spent significant time on quality control and related reviews, as well as running a provincial training office in the position of the SAICA registered training officer. Bronwyn continues to serve on training sub-committees of the boards of both SAICA and the IRBA. Bronwyn has lectured auditing at an undergraduate, post-graduate and professional level. Bronwyn is passionate about auditing profession, professional education, governance and ethics, and making the profession and its standards and regulations practical, attainable, credible and value-adding. 

Bill Kemp

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Bill Kemp

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Bill Kemp is IASeminars' Senior Instructor and Consultant.  Bill specialises in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and the comparison of IFRS with UK and US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).  In the recent past, he has delivered public and in-house training courses around the world to a diverse audience from industries including financial services, retail, real estate, oil & gas, telecoms, and IT. Bill is a UK chartered accountant, and was educated at the Edinburgh Academy and at Oxford University. An experienced educator, he was formerly Managing Director of a major London financial training company. Bill’s work also includes training and consulting on financial statement analysis and business valuation, and he teaches on the International Accounting MSc program of the London School of Economics.

Faatima Kholvadia

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Faatima Kholvadia

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Faatima Kholvadia (South Africa) is a lecturer and consultant specializing in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). After graduating from the University of Witwatersrand, Faatima worked as a public accountant at PwC specialising in the Mining and Oil & Gas industries. She also lectured at the University of Witwatersrand while completing her Masters in Commerce (Accounting). Faatima is a qualified South African chartered accountant and has worked in the UK, South Africa, Australia, Indonesia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia.

Vivek Mande

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Vivek Mande

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Vivek Mande is the Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting at California State University, Fullerton where he was named 2005-2006 Professor of the Year for the College of Business and Economics. He was the 2007-2008 PricewaterhouseCoopers Faculty Fellow, and also Director of the University's Center for Corporate Reporting and Governance (CCRG) which organizes SEC financial reporting conferences for Boards of Directors, audit committees, auditors and accountants. Vivek is an experienced consultant on Sarbanes-Oxley section 404 issues, and has provided training to foreign private issuers on US GAAP issues. He was the 2001-2002 Academic Fellow at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington DC. As well as research and publication on these topics, Vivek has made presentations on US accounting issues in numerous countries including Taiwan, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, India, Germany and Singapore. He obtained his Ph.D from the Anderson Graduate School of Management, UCLA.

Alan Mayo

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Alan Mayo

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Alan Mayo is a UK chartered accountant and highly experienced instructor in the field of international financial reporting, with a particular professional interest in IFRS for oil and gas companies, IPSAS financial management for the public sector and financial statements analysis. Alan has delivered oil and gas in-house programmes for such organisations as ENI, Gazprom, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company and National Oil Corporation of Kenya. His recent in-house IPSAS clients include UNICEF, ECOWAS and The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. Alan began his professional career as an auditor with PwC before co-founding their client training business in the UK. During this time he worked on the privatisation of British Gas, taught financial reporting and financial controllership programmes for Shell and managed a team providing training and change management support to UK public sector entities as they transitioned from cash to accruals based accounting, including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Ministry of Defence. On leaving PwC, after nearly 20 years, he set up his own financial training business, which focuses on supporting local authority staff in all aspect of financial management. Alan is a member of the ICAEW Financial Reporting and Business and Management Faculties and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Richard McCabe

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Richard McCabe

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Richard McCabe is a retired accounting executive with experience in the utility and energy marketing industries. Richard led his previous company’s transition from Canadian GAAP to IFRS and provided dual reporting in IFRS and US GAAP, following his company’s acquisition by a major US-based conglomerate. His previous company was the only Canadian electricity utility that that was able to recognise its regulatory assets and liabilities fully under IFRS. Richard is currently providing consulting services, including accounting research, developing financial statements and supporting documentation and preparing accounting and operating policies, procedures and internal controls.  Richard was a participant in witness panels on behalf of his previous company’s biennial rate applications to their regulator.  He was an active member and later the Chair of the Finance and Accounting Committee of the Canadian Electricity Association and was actively involved in the initiative to gain full recognition of a utility’s regulatory assets and liabilities under IFRS. As a result of his experience, he was appointed as a member of the Consultative Group to the International Accounting Standards Board on the potential recognition of regulatory assets and liabilities under IFRS. The group has been partially successful to date with the implementation of IFRS 14.  Richard continues to be involved in this initiative as a consultant for the Canadian Electricity Association and is working with the IASB staff and Board towards full recognition of regulatory assets and liabilities under IFRS. Richard is a Chartered Accountant, Scottish and Canadian, and an MBA. During his career, Richard has been a Controller and an Internal Audit Director and has held senior positions with the utility regulator in Alberta, the predecessor to the Alberta Utilities Commission, and in the Office of the Auditor General of Alberta.

Saket Modi

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Saket Modi

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Saket Modi is an international financial trainer and consultant based out of London. He specializes in training courses on advanced accounting, financial reporting and financial analysis topics, particularly with regards to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and financial instruments. He has facilitated courses for preparers and users of financial statements from over 50 countries in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and the Caribbean. Saket has spent considerable time working, advising and training on complex matters relating to IFRS, including recognition and measurement of financial instruments and technical updates. He has designed learning materials and facilitated courses for organizations in different sectors including financial institutions, oil and gas companies, governments, professional services firms, accountancy bodies and educational institutions. He has written material on IFRS Accounting for Financial Instruments for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and was invited by the International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board® (IAASB®) to present a paper on IFRS 9 Financial Instruments at their board meeting in New York. Saket has gained valuable experience working with FTSE listed companies and also with major accounting firms. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, holds IFRS certificate from the ICAEW and IPSAS Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA). In addition to being a qualified accountant, Saket is also a CFA® charterholder.

Robert Moulin

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Robert Moulin

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Robert Moulin has been designing and presenting IFRS training courses for over 18 years. His accounting career began in professional practice, followed by a move into industry and senior management positions within global f.m.c.g. companies. An experienced facilitator, Robert has built his reputation by having a detailed understanding of the technical aspects of the accounting standards, combined with effective communication and a desire to assist preparers and users at all levels of the organisation. As well as delivering training and advice to businesses he also assists accounting students as they seek to complete their professional studies. His work often takes him overseas with recent assignments in Malaysia, India, Jamaica  and Myanmar amongst others. Upcoming projects include presenting to Chinese insurers on the impending changes within IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts. Also a trained journalist, Robert has previously worked for the B.B.C. on their finance programmes. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Pateel Papazian

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Pateel Papazian

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Pateel Papazian has professional experience both in the USA and Lebanon. A Certified Public Accountant from the state of California, she holds an EMBA degree from the American University of Beirut (AUB). She has worked in public accounting (CPA firms) for over nineteen years, including nine years in the USA. As a Director at KPMG – Lebanon from 1998 to 2008, she has audited clients including commercial companies and non-profit organizations reporting under IFRS and USGAAP.  In 2008 she moved to the microfinance sector as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of one of the leading microfinance institutions in Lebanon where she was responsible  for the overall financial management of the Institution. In 2010 she joined AUB as Director of Financial Reporting and Compliance and was in charge of planning, supervising, coordinating and performing complex financial analysis, accounting process and control analysis, internal and external reporting and other related work. Pateel has been working as a self-employed financial trainer and consultant since October 2012. Her curriculum as a financial trainer includes seminars on Financial Management Essentials for Non-Finance Professionals, IPSAS Accrual Basis, Management Accounting, Oil and Gas Global accounting, Financial statements analysis and Asset Management. Pateel is fluent in four languages: English, Arabic, French and Armenian.

Robert Phelps

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Robert Phelps

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Bob Phelps BA, FCA is a trainer of long standing in the business and financial community. He specialises in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), UK GAAP and US GAAP. This has involved him partnering in learning projects with a wide variety of different clients in both the private and public sectors. Working around the world, he has designed and delivered training within varying corporate and national cultures and has gained valuable experience of learners’ needs in what can be very different and challenging contexts. Recently he has delivered training courses to range of sectors including banking, insurance, legal, retail, real estate, oil and gas, waste disposal and engineering. Bob is a UK Chartered Accountant and was educated at private schools in Trinidad and the UK and at the University of Wales. An experienced accountancy exam tutor, he was formerly involved in the start-up and management of a regional training centre of a national financial training company. Bob’s work also includes training and consulting on financial statement analysis, business valuation and bank prudential regulation.

Caroline Pontippidan

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Caroline Pontippidan

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Caroline Pontoppidan is an experienced educator and researcher based in Denmark and specializing in International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) and other international accounting and auditing issues. Since finalizing her Ph.D. in auditing, she has carried out research on the development of public sector accounting at the global level as well as providing training services for various public sector entities on International Standards of Auditing (ISA) as well as on the interpretation and application of IPSAS. Caroline previously spent 3 years in Japan teaching and researching emerging accounting and auditing issues, and she also worked for a United Nations agency for eight years. Recently Caroline has been expanding on her work into the area of companies reporting on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), integrated reporting practices and materiality assessments of CSR reports

Kevin R Smith

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Kevin R Smith

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Kevin R. Smith, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Accountancy in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University. Dr. Smith obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona, and earned his Master of Accounting (MAcc) degree and Bachelor of Science in accounting degree from Brigham Young University. In addition to teaching at Utah Valley, Dr. Smith has taught accounting courses at the University of Kansas, the University of Arizona, and Brigham Young University. He has published multiple articles in academic, practitioner, and education journals, including the Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, the Chartered Accountants Journal, the Journal of Business and Accounting, Advances in Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, and other journals.

Richard Starkey

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Richard Starkey

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Richard Starkey (South Africa) is a South African Chartered Accountant who has presented professional training courses to qualified accounting professionals around the world, as well as lecturing to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Richard also has extensive experience developing and teaching online financial reporting classes which are aimed at tutoring students and subscribers to pass their professional accounting exams. In addition to the above, Richard consults in the areas of IFRS technical accounting and also corporate finance, as well as acting as a non-executive director for selected clients. His consulting and training experience encompasses a wide variety of governmental, public and private company clients. Prior to founding his own businesses, Richard worked as an auditor for RSM Betty and Dickson (JHB) as well as being a lecturer at an accountancy training institute.

Marty D Van Wagoner

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Marty D Van Wagoner

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Marty D. Van Wagoner has 30 years’ experience in public accounting. He is currently Professional-in-Residence Faculty at Utah Valley University, managing partner of Mountainside Accounting & Consulting, adjunct faculty in the MBA program of Roseman University, and teaches CPE courses across the country for various CPE providers. He also serves on four not-for-profit Boards. He spent the first 10 years of his career at KPMG and the last 15 years as a partner in local firms, with an emphasis in audit. After KPMG, he briefly worked at placement agencies and then was sole proprietor of an accounting and auditing firm. During that time, he spent four years as a professor of accounting, information systems, and MBA courses at the University of Utah. He has recently taken over as the author for the Wolters Kluwer CCH Accounting for Income Taxes. He has also served as President and in other officer positions of the Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants (UACPA) and as a Council Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). He received his BA in Accounting with a Spanish minor and his MBA from the University of Utah.

Eamonn Walsh

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Eamonn Walsh

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Eamonn Walsh is PwC Professor of Accounting at University College Dublin where he has served as Dean of the Smurfit School of Business and Chairman of the Accounting Department. His primary research, teaching and consulting interests are in the areas of financial analysis, equity valuation and US securities markets. A co-author of three books, his research has been published in Accounting Organisations and Society, the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting and the Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance. He was the founding editor of European Accounting and served as associate editor of the Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance. Prior to joining UCD, he held faculty positions at the London School of Economics and New York University. A consultant to a number of leading European, US and Asian corporations, he has also completed assignments with governmental organizations, the International Monetary Fund and the United Nations. He was the inaugural recipient of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Excellence in Education Award and has been a presenter at the World Economic Forum.

Tariq Zia

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Tariq Zia

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Tariq Zia is a US CPA specializing in Oil & Gas accounting issues under both IFRS & US GAAP. He has worked in both Texas and in Saudi Arabia for several of the 'Big Four' accounting firms over the past 12 years, servicing multinational corporations in the Oil & Gas and other industries. Tariq was for example a designated subject matter expert for the Oil & Gas sector at KPMG in Saudi Arabia, where he worked on multinational clients. Tariq has extensive experience in teaching accounting courses, including at Deloitte & Touche where he was a National Instructor delivering courses to various levels of staff and management on topics such as Introduction to US GAAP & GAAS, and convergence of IFRS with US GAAP. His work experience includes audits of SEC registrants and private clients from the Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Retail and Service sectors under both US GAAP and IFRS; Sarbanes-Oxley compliance related work; and advisory work in the area of GAAP convergence. Tariq currently serves as senior advisor to a large multinational chemical manufacturer, which involves complex accounting issues and transactions under both US GAAP and IFRS.

Quality Assurance and CPD

In addition to participating in several formal accreditation programs. Our courses generally meet the requirements for professional education training credits (PD, CPD, CPE) from institutes around the world.

NASBA
IASeminars is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org.

The National Registry of CPE Sponsors is a program offered by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) to recognize sponsors who offer Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit in accordance with nationally recognized standards. See confirmation of the IASeminars NASBA CPE registration. The IASeminars NASBA sponsor number is 107816.

All participants at IASeminars events receive an official IASeminars attendance certificate after their course, which confirms the event details (title, date and location) and also the related NASBA-approved Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit hours.
British Accreditation Council
IASeminars has been accredited by the British Accreditation Council as a short course provider. Any enquiries, comments or complaints regarding this matter may be submitted directly to the BAC. On awarding the Certificate of Accreditation, the BAC provided the following short statement:

IASeminars Limited was first inspected by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education in November 2011. BAC’s inspectors reported on an overall excellent level of provision in the Provider. They considered in particular that IASeminars is rigorous in the induction and appraisal of its staff, that thorough provision is made for the comfort and welfare of clients, and that authoritative instruction by seasoned tutors is based on a wealth of experience and compendious documentary materials. IASeminars Limited was awarded accreditation in January 2012.
ACCA
IASeminars is a Registered Learning Partner of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). You can view our certificate here. We are proud to offer the ACCA Certificate in International Public Sector Accounting Standards (Cert IPSAS) to our clients. ACCA is one of the world’s foremost professional accountancy bodies with a membership of more than 219,000 fully qualified members and 527,000 students worldwide. ACCA prides itself on leading the way in the accountancy profession and is widely recognised to be an important source of expertise. Indeed, input and opinion from ACCA is sought by governments, professional bodies, academic institutions, employers and the media, worldwide..
Members of ACCA are required to declare each year that they have completed the CPD process for the previous year. CPE certificates obtained during either of IASeminars courses are an ideal way to demonstrate that members have taken steps to ensure their continuous professional development, provided the topic is relevant to their learning and development needs.
ICAEW
IASeminars is an official Partner in Learning (download certificate - pdf) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), offering the ICAEW Certificate in International Financial Reporting Standards in both English and Spanish. ICAEW is a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 145,000 chartered accountants worldwide. They provide qualifications and professional development, share their knowledge, insight and technical expertise, and protect the quality and integrity of the accountancy and finance profession.

Members of the ICAEW are required to declare each year that they have completed the CPD process for the previous year. CPE certificates obtained during either of IASeminars courses are an ideal way to demonstrate that ICAEW members have taken steps to ensure their continuous professional development, provided the topic is relevant to their learning and development needs.
Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
IASeminars is registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor. Our CPE Sponsor ID is: 009689. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE Program.

Our Affiliations

IASeminars works with a number of prestigious professional organizations around the world who endorse and / or support our activities.

IFRS Foundation
IASeminars Ltd. uses excerpts from the official IFRS Standards for the purposes of delivering training courses under licence from the IFRS Foundation. The IFRS Foundation and its independent standard setting body, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), develop IFRS Standards that bring transparency, accountability and efficiency to financial markets around the world. IAS® is the IFRS Foundation’s registered Trade Mark and is used by IASeminars under licence during the term and subject to the conditions contained therein.
International Federation of Accountants® (IFAC®)
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SAICA
The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and IASeminars are pleased to announce their collaboration in offering professional education opportunities to SAICA’s international members.
ICAGH
The Institute Of Chartered Accountants (Ghana) and IASeminars Ltd. are pleased to announce that they will collaborate to offer a comprehensive range of financial training courses to the Ghanaian and wider African business and government communities.

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