State Board Report

September 2008

There is still time to register for the Forum of International Accountancy Regulators, to be held October 28‐30 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, dovetailing with NASBA’s 101st Annual Meeting. Regulators, professionals, academics, all are welcome to attend this conference focusing on common concerns of accounting regulators around the world. Learn about: the European Common Content program; the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development; China’s convergence of local standards with International Financial Reporting Standards; and more. Representatives from Bermuda, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Germany and Scotland have already signed up to be there. NASBA will provide complimentary registration for two representatives from each state accountancy board – and the International Regulators Conference Committee looks forward to others attending as well.

The Forum will begin in conjunction with the Annual Meeting, as Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Chairman Marc Olson and International Federation of Accountancy (IFAC) President Robert Bunting present a global overview of the current environment and what needs to be done to work together. Then Forum participants will hear from: Dr. Zhou Zhong Hui, chief accountant – China Securities and Regulatory Commission; Aulana L. Peters, member – IFAC Public Interest Oversight Board; Mark Allison, executive director of education – Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland; Len Jui, partner – KPMG; M. Zubaidur Rahman, program manager – The World Bank; and speakers more familiar to the NASBA audience, including Linda Biek, Charles Calhoun, David Costello, Marc Harris, Robert Gray and William Treacy.

Breakout sessions will give Forum participants an opportunity to exchange views on:

Pathways to a Professional Credential; Regulatory Models; and Continuing Professional Competency. For details about the Forum and the Annual Meeting, see www.nasba.org. Questions about the Forum should be directed to lbiek@nasba.org .

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