James S. Turley, chairman and chief executive officer of Ernst & Young, will share his perspectives on leadership in a talk at Miami University's Farmer School of Business at 5 p.m. Monday, April 11.
His remarks, titled "Leading in Exceptional Times," will take place in the David R. Taylor Auditorium (1000 FSB). The talk is the final Executive Speakers Series event for spring semester 2011.
Turley’s career with Ernst & Young began in the firm’s Houston office after he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Rice University. He has served as Metropolitan New York Area managing partner and Ernst & Young’s deputy chairman. He was elected to his current position in 2001 and is based in New York and London, serving as senior advisory partner for many of Ernst & Young’s largest global clients.
The past decade has brought many changes to the accounting profession. Turley has provided important leadership for Ernst & Young with regard to the implementation of the Sarbanes–Oxley Act, the introduction of International Financial Reporting Standards in more than 100 countries, and the movement toward greater convergence of global auditing standards and global governance.
With about 141,000 employees in 140 countries, Ernst & Young is one of the largest professional services organizations in the world. It has been consistently recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.”