Chairman of KPMG International to deliver 23rd Hylton Lecture at Wake Forest University

4.5.2010 General, News Release, School News

The chairman of KPMG International, a worldwide network of firms that offer audit, tax and advisory services, will deliver the 23rd Hylton Lecture at Wake Forest University, titled, 'Restoring Trust, Building Confidence, Seizing Opportunities’.

Timothy P. Flynn will speak on Thursday, April 15 from 4:45 to 6:00 pm in Carswell Hall’s Annenberg Forum on campus. The lecture, hosted by the Wake Forest Schools of Business is free and open to the public.

Flynn, who also chairs KPMG LLP, its U.S. member firm, has held key leadership positions throughout the firm and currently serves as client-service partner for several of KPMG’s largest clients. Member firms for KPMG International have more than 140,000 professionals in 146 countries.

According to his bio, Flynn is dedicated to creating a values-driven culture that helps fulfill KPMG’s “Promise of Professionalism” to its people, its clients and the capital markets it serves. In 2008 Flynn served on the Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession, established by U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry M. Paulson, Jr. The committee made recommendations to foster a more sustainable auditing profession. Flynn also has been named to the National Association of Corporate Directors’ 2009 Directorship 100 roster, as well as Accounting Today’s 2009 list of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting. He has spoken on leadership, ethics and integrity at several colleges and universities, including Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, Fordham, Howard, Wharton School Of Business and Yale.

The Hylton Lecture Series in Accountancy was established in 1980 to honor Delmar P. Hylton, who started Wake Forest’s accountancy program in 1949 and helped build it into one of the top accounting programs in the nation.