Chapter Notes

Welcome to the Columbus, OH chapter of the SEC Professionals Group!

Please save the date for our Q2 2019 meeting on Tuesday, May 21st.  Huntington is excited to be hosting the meeting at our downtown location on the 10th floor at the Huntington Center located at 41 S. High St., Columbus, Oh 43215.

Meeting details – Tuesday, May 21

The meeting will begin with networking at 12:00 pm Eastern.  The national broadcast will start at 12:15 pm.  It will last 60 minutes, providing members who attend with 1.0 CPE credits.  Lunch will be served. To sign up, just log into the SEC Professional’s website and register for the event.

Please click here to login to the SEC Pros site and Register Now.


12:00 pm – 12:15 pm - Registration and Networking*

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm - SEC Professionals Group national presentation (1.0 CPE credits)

Month-end Close

The struggle to achieve both speed and accuracy in the financial close process can be challenging. Major stakeholders want the information as fast as possible, but they also need data they can trust. Those working on the close may feel as if they're in a catch-22: pushed to work faster, but with no errors. During this meeting, members will share how they improved the efficiency and effectiveness of their close process by improving internal communications and leveraging technology.

After this meeting, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify pain points in their financial close process
  • Explain tactics or methods other members used to improve their financial close process
  • Determine ways to leverage technology to simplify and expedite the financial close process
  • Develop performance metrics to evaluate your close process

One CPE credit will be offered, compliments of Workiva, our national sponsor. Please invite your colleagues to join us—the content will be especially valuable for your colleagues involved in the financial close.


  • Trish Coughlin, Chief Accounting Officer, Cornerstone OnDemand
  • Eric Greene, Senior Manager of Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting, ZAGG
  • Alexander Hume, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer, Zions Bancorporation
  • Jonathan Johnson, President, Medici Ventures, Inc.

Moderator: Steve Soter, Salt Lake City Advisory Chair

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm - Group discussion

*Lunch will be provided

We encourage you to invite colleagues on your reporting team and those in Internal Audit, Accounting & Finance to become members.  You will meet your peers, share experiences and learn from each other.  Don't miss this opportunity to expand your professional network and engage with your peers.

Special thanks to our chapter sponsors: Workiva, Vaco, Ice Miller, LLP, and Intelligize, Inc. for their continued support.

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please reach out to us at the contact information below.

Thank you,

Larry Slivon

Columbus, OH Advisory Chair

Advisory Chairs

Larry Slivon

VP/Senior Manager - SEC Reporting

Joel Stanley

Accountant III - SEC Reporting

Jordan Martin

Senior Financial Analyst - External Reporting
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated

Matthew Stierhoff

Senior Accountant, Reporting


Derek Benseler
+1 614-354-7186
Lauren Tamaska
Intelligize, Inc.
+1 937-212-7897
Stephen Edwards
Ice Miller
+1 614-462-1108
Ryan Reimer
+1 515-987-4855
Kurt Ringley
+1 952-843-8009
Tyler Arnold
+1 480-440-6760