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UWAC 2016 | Building Perspectives

For its eleventh annual conference and fourth year in downtown Toronto, UWAC exposed its delegates to an interesting field in accounting – the financial evaluation of a M&A transaction. The conference theme, “Building Perspectives”, encouraged delegates to assess every business decision from multiple perspectives in order to maximize profits and minimize risks. The case, which focused on the various issues that arise after a M&A deal, challenged delegates to analyze the problem from both a quantitative and qualitative perspective and determine how the company could best position itself in order to ensure a successful expansion.

Keynote Speakers

Rodd Barr

Rodd Barr

Former Chair of ICAO & Partner at Deloitte

As the recipient of the 2007 Waterloo Alumni Achievement Award, Rod Barr has made outstanding contributions to the accounting field. He served a two-year term as the Chair of the former ICAO, where he greatly furthered the national CA profession. Rod Barr is recognized Fellow of the ICAO (FCA), as well as a former partner at Deloitte.

Jay Stark

Jay Stark

Senior VP, Financial Crimes and Chief Anti-Money Laundering RBC

In his role, Jay is accountable for the design, content, and implementation of an integrated Financial Crimes program consisting of Anti-Money Laundering programs. He has over 20 years of financial institution experience across various areas such as fraud management and corporate investigation services.

Itinerary