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Connor Group will be joining ACS this month for two virtual events covering the latest ASC 606 updates and SPACs. On day one of the ACS Financial Accounting & Reporting Update virtual conference, taking place June 15 through 16, Connor Group’s Aleks Zabrekyo and Jesse Fillerup will lead attendees through an interactive discussion, navigating a series of scenarios related to ASC 606 and sharing recommended solutions and explanations in selected practice areas. On day two, Aleks will be joined by Connor Group’s Blake Collins and Matt Lepley to take attendees through the latest trends in the SPAC market, the basics of a SPAC transaction, and transaction accounting considerations when choosing a SPAC. One week later, on June 23, Connor Group and ACS reunite for the ACS Revenue Recognition Accounting Update virtual conference. In this event, Aleks Zabrekyo and Jesse Fillerup partner with ACS once again to provide attendees with a complete understanding of the latest accounting rule changes and best practices. To register, and find out more about the events click here.
Partner, Technical Accounting
Strategic Markets Leader
Aleks is Partner and Strategic Markets Leader in Connor Group’s Technical Accounting and IPO Services practice. In addition to client service, Aleks focuses on the firm’s market activity in several geographies, including Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Seattle. He is also responsible for interactions with regulatory organizations and several of our business alliances.
Aleks has hands-on US GAAP and IFRS experience advising clients and other Connor Group professionals in areas such as revenue recognition, complex financial instruments, leases, consolidation, business acquisitions and dispositions, stock compensation, capital markets, SEC reporting, and complex or unique transactions. He has in-depth familiarity with issues affecting emerging growth companies, both private and public, in the technology, software, cloud, clean energy, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical industries.
Prior to his current role, Aleks founded and led our Professional Practice organization. He also directed the development of the firm’s guidance and client services in relation to the new revenue recognition rules of ASC 606.
He is a member of the Financial Reporting Executive Committee (FinREC) of the AICPA, Financial Reporting Committee of the IMA, and Auditing Practice and Accounting Standards committee of California Society of CPAs. Additionally, Aleks is part of the AICPA Digital Assets Task Force, which develops nonauthoritative accounting and auditing guidance for cryptocurrencies, tokens, and other assets. He has presented on a variety of accounting topics at conferences and webinars.
Prior to joining Connor Group in 2009, Aleks spent 17 years with the Ernst & Young audit practice. He is a Certified Public Accountant (California) and Fellow Chartered Certified Accountant (the United Kingdom).
Director, Technical Accounting
Jesse is a Director in Connor Group’s Technical Accounting and IPO Services practice providing technical accounting guidance in all areas related to revenue recognition. Jesse assists clients in their efforts to construct and implement sound revenue recognition policies and practices. His areas of expertise include evaluation and adoption of ASC 606, creating revenue recognition policies, evaluating multiple-element arrangements, reviewing transactions, creating and analyzing VSOE & BESP studies, and providing training.
Prior to joining Connor Group, Jesse spent 14+ years working in public accounting and in the industry at Sun Microsystems and Oracle. He spent the majority of his career in the revenue recognition groups at those companies managing teams, building relationships with auditors, and creating functional, auditable processes.
Jesse graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University holding both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant in Colorado.
Director, Technical Accounting
Matt is a Director in Connor Group’s Technical Accounting and IPO Services practice.
Matt has significant experience in complex accounting issues including business combinations, leases, revenue recognition, financial instruments, and public offerings. He has a strong background in internal control and processes, especially with high-growth companies.
Prior to joining Connor Group, Matt spent 12+ years at Deloitte in Boston in their audit practice. While at Deloitte, Matt served a broad range of clients including large multi-national entities to emerging growth companies who were both public and private in the technology, consumer products, life science, and financial services industries.
Matt is a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts and graduated from Fairfield University with a B.S. in Accounting, and from Boston College with an M.S in Accounting.