MBA's Accounting & Financial Management Conference 2019

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

  • General Session: FASB Update


    Speaker(s)

    Alex Casas, Assistant Director, Research and Technical Activities, FASB

    Felicia Kilger, CPA, Vice President, Accounting Director, Umpqua Bank

    FASB shares many important updates, to include:
    • The FASB’s new agenda and pace of change
    • Upcoming FASB projects
    • And more!

    Speaker(s)

    Alex Casas, Assistant Director, Research and Technical Activities, FASB

    Alex Casas is an assistant director of research and technical activities at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). In this role, he provides strategic and technical oversight of projects that analyze technical accounting issues and recommend solutions that contemplate the needs of financial statement users as well as related implementation considerations. Before joining the FASB Staff, Alex accumulated 14 years of financial services industry experience in the banking and insurance sectors. Most recently, he served as the global head of accounting policy for a global systemically important bank, where he led an international team of accounting professionals advising on a wide range of complex transactions, new product developments, strategic initiatives, and accounting standards implementations. Prior to banking, Alex held a variety of accounting policy and finance roles in the insurance sector and began his career in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Alex holds a CPA license in the state of Massachusetts. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration magna cum laude.

    Felicia Kilger, CPA, Vice President, Accounting Director, Umpqua Bank

    Felicia Kilger is Vice President Accounting Director at Umpqua Bank, the West Coast’s largest community bank.  She is responsible for all accounting and financial analysis related to mortgage banking, including mortgage originations, servicing, incentives, forecasting, reporting and vendor management.  She is a CPA and holds an MBA degree.  Felicia’s career in accounting spans over 25 years and includes work as a college educator and community volunteer.

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