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KPMG LLP professionals to address School of Business students

VERMILLION, S.D. -- The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business will host accounting professionals from KPMG LLP at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov.17 at Beacom Hall (Room 208).

John J. Aesoph, an audit partner from KPMG LLP Omaha and a Certified Public Accountant, is the featured guest speaker. He will address Beacom School of Business students about “Fair Value and Fraud.” The event, which is open to the public, is hosted by Beta Alpha Psi, the National Honors Fraternity for Financial Information Professionals.

Aesoph received a B.B.A. degree with a major in accounting from the USD business school in 1994. He has assisted several public companies with complex accounting and auditing issues such as SEC filings, initial public offerings, revenue recognition issues and business combinations. Aesoph has been with KPMG LLP for more than a decade. Prior to joining KPMG LLP, he worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers and MCI WorldCom.

The Beacom School of Business regularly hosts business leaders, government officials, successful alumni and other guest speakers in a variety of forums to discuss current business issues and trends as well as offer leadership perspectives. For more information about this event, please contact the Beacom School of Business at (605) 677-5455 or visit


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 78 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

This material is available in an alternate format upon request. Please contact University Relations at 605-677-5759. If you are a person with a disability and need a special accommodation to fully participate in any university activity or event, please contact Disability Services at 605-677-6389 as soon as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the event, so that appropriate arrangements may be made.


Hanna DeLange
USD News