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Experts to Speak on Advanced Accounting Topics

Release date
Sep-08-2010

Contact
Jacqueline Molik Ghosen
716-645-2833
ghosen@buffalo.edu

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Financial experts Robert L. Goecks and Thomas P. Mullen will speak at the University at Buffalo School of Management on anti-money-laundering initiatives and mergers and acquisition, respectively.

The lectures will be held at 9 and 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 14 in the Center for Tomorrow on UB’s North Campus.

The visits will be sponsored by the Helen and Oscar Sufrin Lectureship in Accounting, which brings distinguished business professionals to the UB School of Management to speak about accounting issues.

Goecks is president of Egris LLC, an advisory services practice, specializing in Bank Secrecy Act compliance, anti-money-laundering, Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC) matters and related financial crimes. Most recently, he was practice leader of Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money-Laundering (BSA/AML) compliance services for the accounting firm of Eisner LLP, headquartered in New York City.

Goecks is chair of the Anti-Money-Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing committee, past member of the Board of Directors of the New York State Society of CPAs, and a member of the executive board for the Association of Certified Anti-Money-Laundering Specialists’ New York chapter. He holds a BA in accounting and an MBA with a concentration in finance from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the States of New York and Wisconsin, and also is a Certified Anti-Money-Laundering Specialist, Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Protection Professional.

Mullen is a partner in the International Tax Services group supporting the New York Mergers and Acquisitions group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He specializes in structuring cross-border acquisitions, dispositions and combinations. As a specialist in international structuring, he is responsible for designing acquisition and holding company structures; efficient cross-border financing strategies; tax-efficient cross-border repatriation plans; leveraged and ordinary corporate recapitalizations; plans to maximize foreign tax credit utilization; planning and implementing global reorganizations; and global corporate restructuring plans that achieve value-added dispositions. Additionally, Mullen is responsible for designing and implementing cross-border, hybrid financing. He holds a BS and MBA from the University at Buffalo and is a licensed CPA in the State of New York.

Reservations are required by Oct. 7 for this free lecture and can be made by contacting Janet Kiefer at kiefer@buffalo.edu or at 716-645-3290.

Funding for the lectureship is provided through the generous support of Leslie Sufrin, CPA, and Gerald Sufrin, MD, a long-time UB professor, in honor of their late parents.

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