State Board Report

February 2012

At the January 20, 2012 NASBA Board of Directors meeting, the many ongoing projects of NASBA’s committees were described. Among those announced were:

  • Ethics & Strategic Professional Issues Committee – Subcommittee studying how well new CPAs are educated in their professional responsibilities and professional skepticism. Chair – Ray Johnson (OR)
  • Enforcement Committee – Refinements are being made to the Government Agency Referral Program to allow NASBA to maintain and distribute to State Boards referral reports from federal agencies. Chair – Harry Parsons (NV)
  • Accountancy Licensee Database Task Force – “Strike Forces” are continuing to build participation in the database, with 35 states in ALD and 23 in CPAverify. Chair – Dan Sweetwood (NE)
  • Committee on Relations with Member Boards – Development of June 2012 Regional Meetings, to be held in Philadelphia and Anchorage, is underway. Chair – Ted Lodden (IA)
  • Global Strategies Committee – The Committee will present the 5th International Forum in Orlando, FL, as an add-on to the 2012 NASBA Annual Meeting. Chair – Laurie Tish (WA)
  • Uniform Accountancy Act Committee – Task forces are considering: international auditors, definition of “attest,” definition of “independence,” acts discreditable, whistleblowers/confidentiality, and title for retired CPAs. Chair – Carlos Johnson (OK)
  • Compliance Assurance Committee is developing a report to communicate to the State Boards what NASBA does to provide oversight of the National Peer Review Oversight Committee. Chair – Janice Gray (OK)
  • Education Committee – The progress of the current research grants is being tracked and a new request for proposals will be going out in February. Chair – Karen Turner (CO)

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