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KPMG Executive Education: 29th Annual Accounting & Financial Reporting Symposium

Building Your Brand for Internal Auditors


The Symposium is designed to help financial executives stay on top of this year's most important developments and get a glimpse of what's next. The program will also address other important topics impacting the responsibilities of the audience.

Busy finance professionals need to build relationships with internal clients and colleagues in order to build trust, gather information, get buy-in on their recommendations, and ultimately to have impact and manage the risk in the organization.

Attend Exec-Comm's Building Your Brand for Internal Auditors, led by Jay Sullivan at 1:30 pm. 

Exec-Comm has crafted Building Your Brand for Finance Professionals to help young internal consultants rethink how they share information. You learn to put the needs of your listeners first, both when preparing for and during the conversation. At the same time, you refine your delivery skills. The combination of a shift in approach and added skill set allows you to leave the program as a more effective professional.

After attending this workshop, you will:

  • Focus on the needs of others
  • Share information with confidence and credibility
  • Develop a clear message and deliver it with presence
  • Ask better questions and listen for key insights
  • Present information effectively from notes
  • Build trust so you can more effectively manage risk
  • Motivate and inspire your teams
  • Gain buy-in on key complex ideas

For more information and to register, click here.

  • Jay Sullivan

    Jay Sullivan is the Managing Partner at Exec-Comm, and leads the firm’s Law Firm Group. He is an award-winning author and columnist, as well as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law Center and Fordham University School of Law. His book, Simply Said: Communicating Better at Work and Beyond, was released by John Wiley & Sons in 2016, and has since been translated into Chinese, Korean, and Russian.  As a contributing writer for, Jay brings relevant and timely advice on enhancing one’s communication skills to the business community.

    Whether working with groups or in one-on-one coaching arrangements Jay helps professionals have greater impact by teaching them to focus on the needs of their audiences. Jay works closely with the learning and development professionals at many global law firms and financial services firms to customize communication skills solutions.

    Jay joined Exec-Comm after nine years as a practicing attorney. He received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1989. That year, Jay was named among the first class of Skadden Fellows by the Skadden Foundation. As a Skadden Fellow, Jay acted as in-house legal counsel at Covenant House, a crisis shelter for runaway and homeless teenagers. Following his Fellowship, Jay spent seven years practicing insurance law on behalf of Lloyds of London.

    After graduating from Boston College in 1984, Jay spent two years in the Jesuit International Volunteer Corps, teaching English. His book about that experience, Raising Gentle Men: Lives at the Orphanage Edge, was named the 2014 Best Book by a Small Publisher by the Catholic Press Association. Jay was a featured columnist on communication skills for the New York Law Journal, and has been published in Readers Digest, Catholic Digest, Parents Magazine, The Golfer, and The New York Times.

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