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Speaker

Laura Shiffman

Laura Shiffman is a Professional Accounting Fellow at FEI where she is responsible for the accounting policy actions including overseeing advocacy, research, education and thought leadership in support of FEI’s network of senior-level financial executive members.  As part of this role, Ms. Shiffman liaises with the Chief Accounting Officers and Controllers that comprise FEI’s Committee on Corporate Reporting.  She also interfaces with other FEI technical committees and participates in various collaboration outlets of FEI.   Prior to Ms. Shiffman’s current role, she worked for EY in the Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) practice in Chicago, IL.  Since starting at EY in 2011, Ms. Shiffman had a wide variety of experiences covering broad aspects of accounting and financial reporting in various industries.   From 2014 through 2019, Ms. Shiffman was a member of the FAAS National Revenue Recognition Team, helping clients understand and implement ASC 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers which included the development of new accounting policies, processes and system requirements. In 2013, she also served in a rotational role in the FAAS Technical Accounting Advisory Group (TAAG) and provided in-depth research and technical consultation assistance on sensitive accounting and reporting issues.   Prior to joining EY, Laura was a Post-Graduate Technical Assistant (PTA) at the FASB. Ms. Shiffman holds an M.S. in Accountancy and a B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She is a Certified Public Accountant in both Illinois and New Jersey.