February 2019 Dinner Meeting

February 19, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Maggiano’s Little Italy - Tysons Galleria
2001 International Drive
McLean, VA 22102

Please join us for a dinner meeting on "The Future of Accounting" with speaker Robert J. Pawlewicz, CPA, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at George Mason University.

Learning Objectives and Program Content: At the end of this session, participants should be able to understand how advances in technology are poised to reshape the public accounting profession, as well as the role of national politics and the political process in public accounting standard-setting. 

  • How Technology Is Poised to Change Public Accounting 

  • Politics and Public Accounting 

  • Politics and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board 

Program Level: Basic

Field of Study: Accounting

Instructional Delivery Method: Group Live

CPE: 1 credit hour

***Plan to come early for ‘Pinot with the President’ from 5:15-6pm at the Maggiano’s first-floor bar for happy hour.***


  • Appetizer: Bruschetta
  • Salads: Italian Tossed & Caesar
  • Pastas: Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce & Four-Cheese Ravioli
  • Entrée: Chicken Parmesan
  • Dessert: New York Style Cheesecake


Robert J. Pawlewicz graduated with a BA in accounting from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA and earned his doctorate and MBA from the City University of New York. He obtained his CPA license from New York State while working as an auditor and adviser for Ernst & Young LLP. He has served as an Assistant Professor of Accounting at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA since 2011, teaching mainly auditing for undergraduate students and advanced topics in fraud in Mason’s Master of Science in Accounting program.

Rob's academic research interests include auditing and the effect of regulation on the content and investor responses to financial reports.  He has published articles in Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, Current Issues in Auditing and Harvard Educational Review. He has presented papers at numerous conferences and academic institutions around the country. While in academia, he has maintained strong ties to the public accounting profession and forged relationships with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). 


Administrative Policies: Contact the Meetings Chair, Shannon Kuehn (shannonkuehn@kpmg.com), with any questions, complaints, or special dietary requirements. All sales are final. Refunds must be requested by the RSVP date for an event in writing or by email. Credits may be issued to be used for future event registrations.

Official National Registry Statement: The Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: https://www.nasbaregistry.org/.

Mission of AFWA: The mission of the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance is to enable women in all accounting and finance fields to achieve their full potential and to contribute to their profession. For more information about the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA), please visit www.afwa.org.


$45.00 Member Ticket
$65.00 after 11:59 pm February 14

$55.00 Guest Ticket
$75.00 after 11:59 pm February 14

$40.00 Student Ticket
$60.00 after 11:59 pm February 14