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Shawn Achor to Deliver Keynote at KPMG’s 28th Annual Accounting & Financial Reporting Symposium

Shawn Achor to Deliver Keynote at KPMG’s Symposium


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A leading expert on the connection between happiness and success, New York Times best-selling author Shawn Achor will serve as a keynote speaker at KPMG LLP’s 28th Annual Accounting and Financial Reporting Symposium on Nov. 29 to Nov. 30 in Las Vegas. The audit, tax and advisory firm’s annual Symposium is one of the financial reporting industry’s most popular educational programs, offering 16 CPE credits and focusing on the existing and emerging issues that financial executives need to know.

“We’re excited to provide Symposium participants the opportunity to hear from Shawn Achor who will provide valuable insight on the connection between positivity and performance,” said Harry Argires, KPMG’s National Managing Partner – Audit.

Additional speakers throughout the two-day event will focus on the adoption of the new revenue recognition, new lease accounting, and financial instruments standards. Other topics such as data and analytics, international financial reporting standards, cyber security, and internal controls will also be featured.

WHAT:     KPMG LLP’s 28th Annual Accounting and Financial Reporting Symposium
WHEN:   Nov. 29 – Nov. 30, 2018
WHERE: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas
REGISTER:  Visit KPMG Executive Education’s Symposium website to learn more about the content and to register to attend. Discounts are available for KPMG alumni, groups of three or more, and for early registration using coupon code SYMP18100EXT prior to October 31, 2018.


About Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor is the New York Times best-selling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness. He spent 12 years at Harvard, where he won over a dozen distinguished teaching awards, and delivered lectures on positive psychology in the most popular class at Harvard.

Achor has since become one of the world's leading experts on the connection between happiness and success. He has now worked with over a third of the Fortune 100 companies, and with places like the NFL, the Pentagon and the U.S. Treasury. Recently, Oprah Winfrey did a two hour interview with Achor on the science of happiness and meaning. His research on happiness made the cover of Harvard Business Review, his TED talk is one of the most popular of all time with over 10 million views, and his lecture airing on PBS has been seen by millions.

About KPMG Executive Education

From basic and advanced technical accounting courses and seminars for CPE Credit to in-depth conferences, KPMG Executive Education provides a range of effective continuing education learning experiences for corporate executives and their staffs in the accounting, finance and business management professions. To learn more, and find registration information for the Annual Accounting and Financial Reporting Symposium, go to


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