Former assistant U.S. attorney, FASB fellow to speak at UB School of Management

Release Date: September 8, 2015 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. — National experts on financial accounting and health care compliance will speak at the University at Buffalo School of Management as part of this year’s Helen and Oscar Sufrin Lectureship in Accounting on Oct. 12 in the Center for Tomorrow on UB’s North Campus.

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

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.

Previously, Burgmeier spent more than 12 years in public accounting at Deloitte, most recently as senior manager in mergers and acquisitions transaction services.

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. In 2012, Trusiak retired after 20 years as an assistant United States attorney, responsible for prosecuting civil and criminal health care fraud, corporate fraud, U.S. Department of Agriculture violations, Food and Drug Administration violations, Social Security fraud and other issues.

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

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

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

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit

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