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Debt vs. Equity Accounting for Complex Financial Instruments Workshop 2016

Author(s): Jarrod M. Rhen, George M. Wilson
Practice Area: Accounting
Published: Mar 2016
PLI Item #: 153922

Jarrod Rhen is Senior Manager based out of WithumSmith+Brown’s Princeton New Jersey office with over ten years experience serving small and mid-sized public and private companies with complex capital structures.  His experience includes the execution of audit and other attest engagements as well as non-attest engagements to advise public companies on the financial reporting ramifications of complex financing transactions.

Jarrod is a frequent presenter at New Jersery Society of Certified Public Accountants continuing education classes, Rider University and other informational presentations designed to help bankers understand complex accounting issues such as derivatives, complex financing transactions and other recent changes to accounting standards.


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA)

BioNJ – an industry trade group designed to advance biotechnology-related industries in New Jersey


Jarrod has BS degrees in accounting and finance from Millersville University of Pennsylvania where he studied business administration and economics.

George M. Wilson, MBA, CPA

SEC Institute, a Division of PLI


As a Director of the SEC Institute Division of PLI, George teaches workshops dealing with a variety of SEC and FASB related topics. He developed the Institute’s initial “Advanced Accounting and Reporting for SEC Professionals” workshop, as well as workshops in a variety of technical areas including “Accounting for Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities,” and SOX 404 ICFR audits. Before joining the SEC Institute, George was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Accounting at the University of Saint Thomas in Saint Paul, MN. He was director of the University's Accounting MBA program and also taught in the undergraduate accounting department. He has received the AICPA's Outstanding Discussion Leader Award and the Minnesota State Society's R. Glenn Berryman Award. George also served as Senior Vice President, Operations of Security Financial, where he managed the organization's initial public offering, and as a senior manager with KPMG.