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					ACCOUNTING INTERNATIONAL STUDY PROGRAM NO. 10                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              USA AND CANADA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                June/July 2011
School of Accounting
RMIT University
Department of Accounting
University of Melbourne




                                                                                                                   Walt Disney Pictures and TV (PricewaterhouseCoopers presentation)
Walt Disney Pictures and TV–Burbank, CA L–R Paul Shurgot,               Walt Disney Pictures and TV L–R            L–R Jennifer Richert (PWC); Laurie Webb (RMIT); A-Prof Prem Yapa
Snr VP and CFO (Disney); Laurie Webb (RMIT); Jim Gray, VP               Khut Sokchamroeun (RMIT); Victoria         (RMIT); Chris Bourdon, Partner, PWC; Hein Chong (UoM); Lauren
and Controller (Disney)                                                 Hill (Disney)                              Keohane (RMIT)                                                           Group at Disney                                                     Hollywood Sign, Hollywood Hills




                                                                                  CBS TV, L–R Branny Kamalainathan (UoM); Keith
                                                                                  Moeller (CBS TV Distribution); Karim Ongko (CBS                                                                                                   CBS TV ‘CSI Detective’ Warren McKeown                     CBS TV L–R Gautham Ratnakumar (RMIT); Marsha
CBS TV, Studio City, LA, Group on set of CSI NY                                   TV Distribution); Gautham Ratnakumar (RMIT)                  Group at CBS TV on tour of Studio                                                    interviewing ‘suspect’ Karina Tanjaya (UoM)               Gorodkin (CBS); Branny Kamalainathan(UoM)




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    USC – Marshall School of             Deloitte/CICA –Toronto L–R Karina Tanjaya (UoM); Jason Mah (UoM); Rod
University of Southern California (USC)–LA L–R Lenka    USC L–R Lenka Yu (UoM); Professor Cecil Jackson                                                                                                                             Business/Leventhal School of         Barr, Pres and CFO (ICAO); Andrew Macartney, Partner (Deloitte); Gord
Yu (UoM); Eunice Joshua Clarke (USC)                    (USC); Cecila Guo (UoM)                                    Group on steps of UCS bookstore                                                                                  Accounting Building                  Beal, Director (CICA); A-Prof Prem Yapa (RMIT); Warren McKeown (UoM)




BMW –Toronto L–R Lorina Bagalay (RMIT); Steven McDonnell, Director (BMW);                                                                                                                                                           Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario.
Stavros Seremetis (RMIT); Siri Madala (RMIT); Warren McKeown (UoM)              Toronto City View from wharf with CNN Tower on right                                        Niagara Falls on board ‘Maid of the Mist’               Clocktower in Queen Street           Niagara Falls –Canadian side –illuminated




Universtiy of Rhode Island –Kingston L –R Warren
MCKeown (UoM); Prof Henry Schwarzbach (URI);            Financial Accounting Standards Board – Norwalk, Ct
Laurie Webb (RMIT); Prof Mark Higgins, Dean (URI);      L –R James Leisingring (former IASB/FASB Board                                                                                                                              IBM –Armonk L–R Tony Cao (UoM); Lori Vigilotti (IBM); A-Prof Prem
A-Prof Prem Yapa (RMIT); Prof Alan Graham (URI);        Member); Andrew Loamayer (RMIT); Joanna                    IBM –Armonk NY Presentation by Andrew Lin (UoM)          IBM –Armonk Presentation by Tony Cao to Gregg           Yapa (RMIT); Andrew Lin (UoM); Dr Karen Keasler (IBM); Laurie Webb
Prof Judy Beckman (URI)                                 Romersa (FASB); Lahiru Weerasinghe (RMIT)                  to IBM Treasurer, Robert del Bene                        Nelson VP Acct Policy and FR                            (RMIT); Warren McKeown (UoM)                                              Times Square, New York




                                                                                     GE –Fairfield, CT L –R Stephen Wright (GE); Chris Tillett (GE); Greg Weinstein (GE);
                                                                                     A-Prof Prem Yapa (RMIT): Laurie Webb (RMIT); Lillie De Alba (GE); Krystal Fister                                                                                                 GE L–R Roy Simmons (GE);                GE L–R Tais Martinez (GE);
Group at IBM Armonk Headquarters                                                     (RMIT); Ting Li (RMIT); Gregory Thiveos (RMIT); Warren McKeown (UoM)                   GE RMIT/University of Melbourne Group with GE Interns at lunch                            Krystal Fister (RMIT)                   Krystal Fister (GE)




SEC –Washington, DC L–R A-Prof Prem Yapa (RMIT); Shanshan Yin (UoM); Xian                                                                                                                                                           Embassy of Australia –Washington, DC L–R A-P Prem Yapa (RMIT);
Chen (RMIT); Ben Ralph (RMIT); Jenifer Minke-Gerard (SEC); Nigel James (SEC);                                                                                                                                                       Warren McKeown (UoM); Yvonne Oberhollenzer (EoA); Laurie Webb
John Offenbacher (SEC); Prof Saurav Dutta (SEC); Warren McKeown (UoM)                Washington, DC –Lincoln Memorial                            Group performance with Capitol in background –Washington, DC                       (RMIT); James Nation (EoA); Linda Manibod (RMIT); Nicole Chung (UoM)       New York Stock Exchange
ACCOUNTING INTERNATIONAL STUDY PROGRAM NO. 10                                                                                                                          USA AND CANADA
                                                                                                                                                                                    June/July 2011
School of Accounting
RMIT University
Department of Accounting
University of Melbourne




Countries visited                                                    Corporations and other host organisations                       IBM—Australia
                                                                                                                                     Sydney
United States of America and Canada                                  Los Angeles—California, USA
                                                                                                                                     » Sue Pulendran—Marketing Executive
Principal cities visited                                             Walt Disney Pictures and TV, Burbank
                                                                                                                                     Melbourne
Los Angeles, Toronto, Niagara, Providence, Newport,                  » Paul Shurgot—Senior Vice President and CFO                    » Peter Campbell—General Manager, Global Technology Services
Norwalk, Washington, DC, Baltimore and New York                      » Jim Gray—Vice President and Controller
                                                                     » Victoria Hill—Program Organiser                               Fairfield—Connecticut, USA
Hotel stays
»   Sheraton Delfina, Santa Monica, CA                                                                                               GE
                                                                     PricewaterhouseCoopers (at Disney)
»   Sheraton Centre, Toronto                                                                                                         » Royal Simmons—Senior Financial Analyst, Corporate Planning
                                                                     » Jennifer Richert—Manager                                        and Analysis Manager, Corporate Financial Management
»   Hilton Niagara Falls                                             » Chris Bourdon—Partner, Entertainment and Media                  Program, GE Corporate
»   Marriott Hotel Providence, RI
                                                                     CBS Studio City                                                 » Sat Shah—Investor Relations Leader, Asia Pacific and Middle
»   Marriott Trumball, Fairfield, CT
                                                                                                                                       East, GE Corporate
»   New York Helmsley, New York, NY                                  » Michael Klausman—President, Studio City
                                                                                                                                     » Christina Selby—Chief Audit Executive, GE Capital
»   Westin Grand Hotel, Washington, DC                               » Sandra Reed-Funnell—PA to Mr Klausman
                                                                                                                                     » Dan Semo—Audit Manager, Corporate Audit Staff
                                                                     » Marsha Gorodkin—Supervisor, Client Services
Duration                                                                                                                             » Kyle Nelson—Audit Manager, Corporate Audit Staff
29 June – 16 July 2011                                               CBS Television Distribution                                     » Kristin Crossen—Financial Projects Manager
                                                                     » Ken Hinshaw—VP Controller                                     » Tais Garcia Martinez—HR Leadership Program, GE Corporate
Participants
                                                                     » Keith Moeller—Executive Director, Financial Reporting             Financial Management Program panel members:
Staff—RMIT University                                                » Karim Ongko—Executive Director, Financial Reporting               » Greg Weinstein—GE Corporate (Australia)
» Laurie Webb                                                                                                                            » Christopher Tillett—GE Corporate
                                                                     University of Southern California (USC)
» Associate Professor Prem Yapa                                                                                                          » Stephen Wright—GE Energy
                                                                     Marshall School of Business                                         » Lillie De Alba—GE Corporate
Staff—University of Melbourne                                        Leventhal School of Accounting
                                                                                                                                     GE—Australia
» Warren McKeown                                                     » Randolph P Beatty—Dean, Alan Casden Dean’s Chair              » Hayley O’Callaghan—Human Resources Leader, GE Corporate
                                                                       of Accounting
Guests
                                                                     » Eunice Joshua Clarke—PA to Dean Beatty                        Washington, DC—Maryland, USA
» Menchama Webb and Marilyn McKeown
                                                                     » Professor Cecil W Jackson—Professor of Clinical Accounting    US Securities and Exchange Commission
Students—RMIT University                                             » Professor Rose Layton—Professor of Clinical Accounting        Office of the Chief Accountant
»   Lorina Bagalay                 »   Prasath Palan                 Toronto—Ontario, Canada                                         »   Julie Erhardt—Deputy Chief Accountant
»   Xiana Chen                     »   Shhobaa Palan                                                                                 »   Jenifer Minke-Girard—Senior Associate Chief Accountant
                                                                     Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO)
»   Krystal Fister                 »   Jeanne Peng                                                                                   »   John F Offenbacher—Senior Associate Chief Accountant
                                                                     » Rod Barr—President and CEO
»   Lauren Keohane                 »   Ben Ralph                                                                                     »   Nigel James—Associate Chief Accountant
»   Lahiru Weerasinghe             »   Gautham Ratnakumar            Deloitte                                                        »   Professor Saurav Dutta—Academic Fellow (SUNY—Albany)
»   Ting Li                        »   Stavros Seremetis             » Andrew Macartney—Partner                                      Embassy of Australia—Washington, DC
»   Linda Manibod                  »   Khut Sokchamroeun
                                                                     Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA)              » James Nation—First Secretary (Trade Policy)
»   Andrew Loamayer                »   Gregory Thiveos
                                                                                                                                     » Yvonne Oberhollenzer—Deputy Director (Education Policy)
»   Siri Madala                                                      » Gordon Beal—Director, Guidance and Support
                                                                     BMW Group                                                       Acknowledgments
Students—University of Melbourne
»   Tony Cao                       »   Jason Mah                     » Stephen G McDonnell—Director of Sales                         The following persons were the principal organisers of the program
                                                                     » Christine O’Dell—Marketing Specialist                         in their respective organisations and to whom we express our
»   Hein Chong                     »   Karina Tanjaya
                                                                                                                                     grateful thanks:
»   Nicole Chung                   »   Shanshan Yin                  Kingston—Rhode Island, USA
»   Celia Guo                      »   Branavan Kamalainathan                                                                        » Victoria Shaw—Walt Disney            » Sue Pulendran—IBM (Sydney)
                                                                     University of Rhode Island (URI)                                   Pictures and TV                     » Nancy Laine—IBM (Armonk)
»   Andrew Lin                     »   Lenka Yu
                                                                     » Professor Mark Higgins—Dean and the Alfred J Verrecchia       » Marsha Gorodkin—CBS TV               » Royal Simmons—GE
Scholarships/Bursaries                                                 Hasbro Leadership Chair in Business                           » Eunice Joshua Clarke—USC » Greg Weinstein—GE
Global Study Connections—Strive for Excellence $1000                 » Professor Judy Beckman                                        » Andrew Macartney—Deloitte » Hayley O’Callaghan—GE
Our thanks to Leo Adams, Managing Director GSC                       » Professor Henry Schwarzbach—Professor of Accounting           » Rod Barr—ICAO                           (Melbourne)
                                                                     » Professor Allan Graham—Professor of Accounting                » Christine O’Dell—BMW                 » Professor Mark Higgins—URI
WHK—Academic contribution over entire program $1000
Our thanks to Chris Malkin, Principal WHK                            Norwalk—Connecticut, USA                                        » Joanna Romersa—FASB                  » Julie Erhardt—SEC
                                                                                                                                     » Peter Campbell—IBM                   » Professor Saurav Dutta—SEC
The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia $3000            Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
                                                                                                                                        (Melbourne)
Our thanks to Renata Bernarde, ICAA, for establishing this bursary   Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF)                           Our thanks for the ever reliable, efficient, professional services of
The Institute provided two $3000 bursaries—one to be awarded         » James Leisingring—Former IASB/FASB Board Member               Global Study Connections and its managing director, Leo Adams,
for the July program to RMIT and the other to the University of      » Professor Lyn Rees-Andersen—Professor of Accounting,          senior consultant, Heather Burgess and staff.
Melbourne for the January program                                      Mays Business School and visiting Academic at FASB            Our thanks to RMIT and University of Melbourne study program
Our sincere thanks to our donors for their generous support.         » Akwasi Ampofo—Project Manager                                 administrators, Wendy Harris and Jacqui Hoare, for their invaluable
                                                                     » Chandy Smith—Senior Investor Liaison                          work throughout the semester in providing administrative support
Recipients of the GSC Prize—‘Strive for Excellence’                  » Joanna Romersa—Communications Department (FAF)                and advice to program leaders and students.
» Jason Mah (University of Melbourne) $300
                                                                     Armonk—New York, USA                                            Our thanks to Hein Chong a participant on the program from the
» Branavan Kamalainathan (University of Melbourne) $300                                                                              University of Melbourne who impressed us all with his photographic
» Hein Chong (University of Melbourne) $400
                                                                     IBM Ltd
                                                                                                                                     zeal throughout the program and who supplied two thirds of the
                                                                     »   Robert F Del Bene—VP and Treasurer
Recipients of the WHK Prize                                                                                                          images used in the preparation of this montage.
                                                                     »   Greg Nelson—VP, Accounting Policy and Financial Reporting
» Gautham Ratnakumar (RMIT University) $600                          »   Mario Vaz—Director of Strategy
» Lahiru Weerasinghe (RMIT University) $400                          »   Nicolas A Fehring—Asst Controller, Strategy and Budgets
Recipient of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in               »   Charlene McLaughlin—Programs Manager, IFRS Global
Australia Bursary                                                    »   Mark Hobbert—Manager, Global FX Strategy and Operations
                                                                     »   Chris Gough—Director, Investor Relations
» Lorina Bagalay (RMIT University) $3000
                                                                     Administration
Academic content
                                                                     » Nancy Laine—PA to Treasurer
Elective—ACCT 2191 (Understanding Global Accounting                  » Lori Vigilotti—Facilities Manager, IBM Corporate HQ,
Practices through an International Study Tour) 12 credit points        Learning Centre
Elective—ACCT 2172/3 (International Study Tour) 24 credit points     » Dr Karen Keasler—Workforce and Field
                                                                     » David O Banks—Customer Relations

				
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