Sufrin lectures set for Oct. 12

Published September 24, 2015

National experts on financial accounting and health care compliance will speak at the School of Management as part of this year’s Helen and Oscar Sufrin Lectureship in Accounting on Oct. 12.

Nick Burgmeier, practice fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), will speak on the FASB’s current agenda at 9 a.m. in the Center for Tomorrow, North Campus.

At 10:30 a.m., Robert G. Trusiak, co-owner and principal at Health Care Compliance Support, will address fraud in health care.

Burgmeier manages projects related to business combinations at the FASB, which defines accounting and financial reporting standards for all businesses in the United States. He also works with the Joint Transition Resource Group for Revenue Recognition, which informs the FASB and International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) of potential implementation issues of the organizations’ new revenue recognition standard.

Trusiak opened Health Care Compliance Support earlier this year to help physicians and institutional providers navigate today’s complex health care regulations, including creating a compliance plan, training employees, and investigating and responding to compliance issues.

He previously served as senior associate general counsel and chief compliance officer for Kaleida Health.

The free event will begin with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m.; each lecture will end with a Q&A.

Reservations are required by Oct. 5 and can be made online. For more information, contact Janet Kiefer at or 716-645-3290.

The Sufrin Lectureship brings distinguished business professionals to the School of Management to speak about accounting issues. Funding is provided through the generous support of Leslie Sufrin and Gerald Sufrin, a longtime UB professor, in honor of their late parents.