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Mr. Ansel Tempral: Business Environment & Concepts
Ms. Lauren Knight: Regulations
Mr. Paul Strenk: Financial Accounting and Reporting
Ms. Rachael Brendel: Auditing and Attestation


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Ms. Diane Campbell
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Mr. Ansel Tempral

Business Environment & Concepts
1 June to 27 June, 2015

Mr. Tempral joined UCCI team as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Business in August 2007. He possesses almost two decades of experience in accounting, auditing and manufacturing in Jamaica including working with one of the Big Four accounting firms, Pricewaterhousecoopers.

Prior to his move to Cayman he was an active member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Jamaica (ICAJ) in which he held the post of Vice Chairman of the Students Affairs Committee and was also a member of the Taxation and Future of the Profession Committees.

Mr. Tempral has a professional designation in accounting from the UK based ACCA accountancy body and is also a CPA. His most recent academic accomplishment is an Executive MBA from the Florida International University for which he received awards for academic and leadership excellence. He brings to UCCI a combination of strong academic wit, solid business experience and an understanding of the needs and challenges of today’s students. His current projects at UCCI include spearheading the development of an effective competency based business curriculum.

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Ms. Lauren Knight

29 June to 1 August, 2015

Lauren Knight (nee Bush) received an Associate of Arts degree in Accounting from UCCI in 2003 and commenced Bachelor degree studies at the University of Maine (UMaine) in August of the same year. In 2005, Lauren graduated from UMaine Magna Cum Laude, having earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting.

November 2007 marked Ms. Knight’s successful completion of the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination. As a Becker alumna, she truly believes in the Becker product and the success that can be achieved when the Becker material is applied correctly.

Ms. Knight is currently employed with the Cayman Islands Government as the Internal Audit Manager. Her responsibilities include overseeing the Internal Audit Unit’s five-year plan of audits to improve the effectiveness of management systems and controls across the public sector. She has been an Adjunct Lecturer with UCCI since 2009 and has successfully delivered four sessions of Regulation.

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Mr. Paul Strenk

Financial Accounting and Reporting
26 August to 3 October, 2015

Paul Strenk is a tax manager at Ernst & Young focusing primarily on the Alternative Investments industry.  Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Paul was an assistant manager at KPMG, working both in the Cayman Islands and in New York City.  Paul is a CPA in New York State, a member of the AICPA, and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor's and Master's of Science in Accounting from Binghamton University.  Paul is an alumnus of the Becker program and gives full credit to the Becker program for his successful completion of the CPA exams.

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Ms. Rachael Brendel

Auditing and Attestation
12 October to 7 November, 2015

Ms. Brendel is a Senior Associate at PwC Cayman Islands. As a Becker alum, she is a strong proponent of the program. Prior to joining PwC in May 2011, Rachael worked at Facebook, the State Comptroller of Texas and the Financial Services Secretariat of the Cayman Islands Government. In addition to her CPA, she holds an MBA and a Master of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin. She also holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame.

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