OMAHA, NE (May 5, 2011) –The Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy diligently pursued the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) to host the 2011 Western Regional Meeting. We are excited to have accounting regulators from all over the Unites States meet in Nebraska to discuss matters of mutual concern in our role of protecting the public, said Douglas Skiles, Chair of the Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy.

The Meeting to be held June 22-24, 2011, at the Hilton Omaha, NE, will bring 170 board regulators and key state board staff together from more than 40 states and jurisdictions. Topics of discussion at this year’s meeting include: Emerging Ethics Issues; Private Company Standards; the Uniform Accountancy Act; the Uniform CPA Examination and the progress on international delivery of the Examination in Japan.

“The Nebraska State Board has always been active within NASBA and several current and former Board
members have contributed in many ways to enhance the importance of state boards of accountancy on both the national and international stage,” said NASBA Executive Vice President, Ken Bishop.

Former Nebraska board member, Kathy Smith, CPA, an accounting professor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and a current director on the NASBA Board of Directors has been instrumental in the review of education requirements to sit for the US CPA Examination. Dan Sweetwood, Executive Director of the Nebraska Board, has served on numerous NASBA committees including: Uniform Accountancy Act Committee, Accountancy Licensee Database Committee and Executive Directors Committee. Douglas Skiles, Chair of the Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy, is a long-time member of NASBA’s Education Committee.

Mission of the Nebrasks Board of Public Accountancy

To protect the welfare of the citizens of the State of Nebraska by assuring the competency of persons licensed as Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). The Board, according to the provisions of the Public Accountancy Act, assures the competency of CPAs through examination, certification, licensure, registration, continuing professional education, quality review and investigation/enforcement of standards. To learn more about the Nebraska Board of Public Accountancy, visit www.nbpa.ne.gov.

About NASBA

Celebrating 103 years of service, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) serves as a forum for the nation’s state boards of accountancy, which administer the Uniform CPA Examination, license over 650,000 certified public accountants and regulate the practice of public accountancy in the United States. NASBA’s mission is to enhance the effectiveness of state boards of accountancy in meeting their regulatory responsibilities. The Association promotes the exchange of information among the accountancy boards, serving the needs of the 55 U.S. jurisdictions.

NASBA is headquartered in Nashville, TN, with a satellite office in New York City and a Computer Testing Center in Guam. To learn more about NASBA, visit www.nasba.org.

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